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Act Now to Achieve IMO Carbon Targets – ITF

By |2018-07-20T09:53:50+00:00May 3rd, 2018|carbon offsets, emissions data, freight transport, greenhouse gas emissions, liquid fuel, low carbon, shipping, supply chain, transport|

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by “at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008” aligns the shipping sector with the Paris Agreement temperature goals. Strong actions are needed. The IMO strategy relies on technological innovation and alternative energy sources for global shipping, and support of governments and shipping customers

“Run on Less” proves more is possible, now

By |2018-01-12T15:07:05+00:00January 12th, 2018|freight transport, liquid fuel, low carbon, transport|

The “Run on Less” truck fuel efficiency experiment achieved outstanding results over 10 miles per gallon, crediting its’ success to conscientious drivers taking advantage of the best fuel-saving technologies available today. Trucks from 6 fleets and an owner-operator traversed a range of cross-country USA routes, duty cycles and truck profiles over 17 days in the

How to lift energy productivity in Freight Transport

By |2017-04-13T09:51:50+00:00April 13th, 2017|#energy productivity, freight transport, liquid fuel, low carbon, shipping, transport|

“A Roadmap to double energy productivity in Freight Transport by 2030” is now released for comment, and yours will be most welcome. Urgent action is needed to generate more economic value from the energy used to move freight in Australia, as congested cities increasingly constrain productivity across the economy. Decisions made today can lock-in energy-intensive

Shipping’s Growing Carbon Gap

By |2018-07-20T09:21:59+00:00September 15th, 2016|#COP21, #energy productivity, freight transport, greenhouse gas emissions, liquid fuel, low carbon, shipping, transport|

  On the face of it, Shipping is the most efficient of freight transport modes. Intermodal shipping containers kick-started rapid growth in trade globalisation 60 years ago, and container ships, tankers and bulk carriers have been getting bigger ever since. Carrying more freight with less fuel on a tonne-mile basis, shipping has the highest energy

What does a COP21 goal of net zero emissions mean for Freight Transport?

By |2015-12-05T17:21:28+00:00December 5th, 2015|#COP21, #energy productivity, carbon offsets, emissions data, freight transport, liquid fuel, low carbon, transport|

Business leaders are calling for a goal of net zero emissions to be set at the UN Climate Change Conference COP21 in Paris this week. With 7% of global emissions coming from international freight transport, and growth in globalisation expected to increase such emissions nearly fourfold by 2050, the response from the logistics industry will

Think the emissions scandal is all about Volkswagen? Think again.

By |2015-09-27T20:21:42+00:00September 27th, 2015|freight transport, liquid fuel, low carbon|

The Volkswagen emission scandal is rocking the corporate world and it’s just the beginning. The CEO is gone, the workforce shamed and Germany’s flagship industry is a national embarrassment. But if you think it’s all about Volkswagen, think again, because it seems the system has been open to gaming by vehicle manufacturers for years. Dodgy

Transport Energy Audit Standard : seeking your views

By |2014-03-11T22:14:36+00:00March 11th, 2014|liquid fuel, News, transport|

Implementing energy audit recommendations usually achieves significant cost savings. However the current Australian Standard for energy audits is based on auditing commercial buildings and is not practical for transport. Transport operations have characteristics that produce variability in energy performance and make fleet energy use difficult to model: -          Very high variation in routes, loading and

Carbon Neutral Transport webinar

By |2013-11-27T22:05:12+00:00November 27th, 2013|biofuels, liquid fuel, low carbon, transport|

The “Carbon Neutral Transport” webinar I ran recently for the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport Australia was well received and the discussion afterwards generated some ideas for the future.For those who missed it, here’s a link to the recording, based on the following brief: What advantages does going Carbon Neutral offer the Transport industry?To be

Shell’s Geelong Refinery – Can we turn Doom & Gloom into a Clean Fuel Boom?

By |2013-06-20T20:19:41+00:00June 20th, 2013|hydrocarbons, liquid fuel, low carbon, transport|

With Shell seeking buyers for its 59-year old refinery, deemed uncompetitive in the traditional hydrocarbons market due to its small scale and old technology relative to Asian competitors, what innovative options can Shell and the Geelong community explore to develop a sustainable asset for long term community wealth?California provides a guide. A petroleum refinery there