Green issues / Sustainability

Green issues / Sustainability

News & Analysis

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.
30 Aug 2013
Shippers and third-party logistics providers have embraced numerous strategies to reduce emissions and lower costs in an effort to improve supply chain sustainability. Yet emissions reduction is only one part of corporate sustainability agendas that have expanded to include human rights, labor practices, business ethics, anti-corruption, charitable contributions and humanitarian relief.
29 Aug 2013
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have realized unprecedented reductions in harmful diesel emissions, especially from trucks, since the unveiling of their joint Clean Air Action Plan in 2006. Now they anticipate significant emissions reductions from vessels.
21 Aug 2013
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has announced that 12 shipping lines and 448 vessels have enrolled in its Clean Vessel Incentive program since it launched on Jan. 1, 2013.
A hybrid tugboat the Port of Long Beach.
21 Aug 2013
The Port of Long Beach cut diesel particulates by 81 percent between 2005 and 2012, according to an analysis prepared by Starcrest Consulting Group.
cold ironing
16 Aug 2013
Port authorities should be preparing now for the demands they will make on local power grids as terminals automate their operations and shipping lines plug their vessels into shore-side electrical power while at berth.

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.