A solid foundation to further accelerate freight decarbonization: Smart Freight Centre releases updated GLEC Framework, Version 3.0
Amsterdam, 21 September 2023 – An updated method to calculate the carbon footprint of the global logistics supply chain, in full alignment with the new ISO 14083 standard, was released today by Smart Freight Centre.
Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative 2022 Progress Report Released
Amsterdam, 20 September 2023 - Smart Freight Centre is pleased to unveil the Progress Report for the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative.
Leading global companies unite to propel electric truck adoption in the United States and Europe and signal demand for 60,000 electric heavy duty trucks by 2030
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 20 September 2023: Today at Climate Week NYC, the Fleet Electrification Coalition (FEC) was launched by Smart Freight Centre and CALSTART. This launch was underpinned by the announcement of the signalling for demand for more than 60,000 battery-electric heavy-duty trucks in the United States and Europe by 2030. In an effort to accelerate the deployment of electric trucks and facilitate the deployment of essential charging infrastructure, Smart Freight Centre’s Sustainable Freight Buyers Alliance and CALSTART have kickstarted the Fleet Electrification Coalition. The members of the coalition have agreed to work together to establish favorable market conditions for the deployment of battery-electric heavy-duty trucks.
Prospection: A Fresh Perspective on Road Freight Electrification
The article is a thought provoking read that discusses the solutions that the logistics and freight industry can play in the transition towards electric trucks and a summary of what industry experts think the present state looks like.
The article discusses the significant disparity that exists between the envisioned future of road freight and its present state as discussed during a Smart Freight Week session on electrification, the article emphasizes the need for significant changes across nine key themes identified during the event. These encompass areas such as relationships, service value, and operations, all crucial for building a socially and economically sustainable sector.
Written by Tharsis Teoh, Senior Technical Manager and Road Freight Electrification expert at Smart Freight Centre.
Organizing Action – Credible Accounting and Reporting for a Voluntary Carbon Market in the Freight Sector
COP26, held in Glasgow in November 2021, particularly stood out to me. Governments, business and civil society announced ambitious commitments, standards and initiatives. One of these was President Biden’s launch of the First Movers Coalition of 30 companies sending a strong market signal by committing to purchase or use low or zero-emissions technologies across different sectors, including aviation, shipping and trucking.
Smart Freight Centre China released the first comprehensive assessment report on zero emission freight in China
Beijing, China, 17 August 2023: Smart Freight Centre China published the China Zero Emission Freight Status Report 2022 this August. The Chinese version of the report was formally released during the Zero Emission Freight Initiative Annual Meeting 2023 on March 21st, reviewing the policy, technology, infrastructure, and market updates of zero emission freight in China. The report is the first comprehensive assessment report specifically focusing on the development of zero emission freight in China with the "dual carbon" background, filling the research gap in achieving zero emission goals for the freight industry in China.
Companies unite to advance truck electrification in India and signal demand for at least 7700 electric freight vehicles by 2030
Goa, India, 20 July 2023: Today, at a G20 and Clean Energy Ministerial side event in Goa, prominent manufacturing companies and logistics service providers jointly expressed an ambitious demand for 7700 electric freight vehicles by 2030. This was announced during NITI Aayog’s e-FAST (Electric Freight Accelerator for Sustainable Transport) initiative’s event, to advance the electrification of the truck market in India.
Driving decarbonization in shipping: Smart Freight Centre and ECG publish the first ever methodology harmonizing emissions accounting in the Ro-Ro segment
Smart Freight Centre and ECG issue the first harmonized methodology, in line with ISO 14083, to calculate Ro-Ro GHG emissions. The methodology is the result of a project where Ro-Ro operators co-operated for 6 months led by Smart Freight Centre. This is part of a wider multimodal project to harmonize emissions accounting from automotive supply chains led by ECG and VDA.
Smart Freight Centre ready to accelerate the decarbonization of the freight and logistics industry in India
Delhi, 11 July 2023 - With the official launch of the Smart Freight Centre (SFC) India office, SFC will take concrete steps towards emissions reduction in one of the world’s largest freight markets. This adds to a portfolio of global programs for ocean freight, road freight and airfreight, plus regional office SFC China.