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Clean Cargo is now officially an accredited partner of Smart Freight Centre

In July 2019 Clean Cargo Working Group (Clean Cargo) received accreditation from SFC as a Green Freight Program (GFP) that provides carrier GHG emission data for freight and logistics operations that are in methodological conformance with the GLEC Framework. Clean Cargo is one of the first GFPs to have received this accreditation from SFC.

Clean Cargo’s over 60 members are major global brands, ocean freight carriers and forwarders dedicated to reducing the environmental impacts of global goods transportation and promoting responsible shipping. Clean Cargo’s rich dataset, from which annual trade lane emission factors are calculated, represents over 80% of global container cargo capacity.

BSR, the secretariat of Clean Cargo, as well as several Clean Cargo member companies, have been in the GLEC Council since the start, and the Clean Cargo methodology serves as a baseline input to the GLEC Framework’s sea freight module. Therefore, whilst alignment has always been there, this accreditation serves to formalize the relationship.

Full alignment with the GLEC Framework is achieved by ocean container customers using the Clean Cargo produced carrier-specific or global average trade lane CO2 emission factors, and then applying TTW to WTT and CO2 to CO2e conversions using community-accepted conversion factors. Module 2 of the revised GLEC Framework presents Clean Cargo 2017 aggregated average trade lane CO2 emission factors with these adjustments already made. It is anticipated that Clean Cargo will define a timeline for when these conversion factors will be embedded at source by 2020.