Green issues / Sustainability

Green issues / Sustainability

News & Analysis

12 Nov 2014
Ryder System and Mansfield Clean Energy Partners are teaming up to offer natural gas vehicles and fuel to bulk carriers hauling gasoline and diesel.
16 Oct 2014
Clean Energy Fuels will expand its CNG-delivery network and customer list through partial ownership of NG Advantage, which operates a trucking-based 'virtual pipeline' for CNG fuel.
Lone Star Transportation trucks hauling wind turbine parts.
03 Oct 2014
Specialized truckload operator Daseke acquired Lone Star Transportation and will add the Texas-based heavy hauler to its growing family of trucking subsidiaries.
Potential cost increases from the MARPOL Annex VI fuel standard change in 2020.
01 Oct 2014
Some bad news for shippers: Switching to low-sulfur fuel on a global basis in 2020 could cost the container shipping industry up to $100 billion per year, which will likely cause container freight rates to rise as carriers attempt to pass the costs onto beneficial cargo owners.
Energy
29 Sep 2014
Shippers need to think about end-to-end power costs, not just fuel prices, when designing supply chains, speakers at the CSCMP meeting said. Those costs, they warn, could become more volatile.
Natural gas tank
14 Feb 2014
Truckload carrier C.R. England is putting more LNG trucks on the road in Southern California, as abundant natural gas builds interest in the alternative fuel.

Commentary

You may not have watched the 2014 State of the Union address by President Obama and, if you did, you may have missed his announcement that he would be introducing new fuel efficiency standards for trucks in the coming months. (It came around 35 minutes in.) The announcement was indicative of the significant changes that should be, can be and already are being made to the fuel efficiency, and hence emissions levels, of freight trucks in the U.S.