What is the SFBA Solutions Hub?
The SFBA Solutions Hub's primary goal is to streamline decarbonization solutions, empowering freight buyers with the knowledge and tools to make informed decisions when procuring freight services
Sea Freight Decarbonization Guide
This document is a starting point for buyers of international ocean freight services, mostly container and bulk, to engage with their service providers on mitigating climate change impact from their sea freight operations.
Road Freight Decarbonization Guide
This document is a starting point for buyers of road freight services across the globe to engage and collaborate with their service providers on mitigating climate change impact from their trucking operations.
SFBA is mapping relevant initiatives of different organizations, aiming to present these in a simple overview in order to help users understand this landscape. The list below is the initial set of initiatives which we would like to bring to the attention of freight procuring companies. All the listed initiatives provide tangible freight decarbonization related support for freight buyers and/or freight providers. Therefore, we invite you to review them and if you find that they may provide you or your partners support, we encourage you to engage with them.
We will continue to add further initiatives to the list and develop a more advanced initiatives map to improve visibility and to identify coverage, touchpoints and synergies between the initiatives.
See all Action Intiatives below
Brazilian Green Logistics Program
The PLVB is a strategic initiative of a group of private companies (named Program Member Companies) managed by IBTS that reflects their commitment to corporate socio-environmental responsibility in a ESG like environment. PLVB seeks to capture, integrate, consolidate, and apply knowledge with the objective of reducing the intensity of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, in particular, carbon dioxide (CO2), air pollutants and also improve the efficiency of logistics and freight transportation in Brazil.
Host: Brazilian Sustainable Transportation Institute
Network of global shippers (cargo owners) joining forces to accelerate the decarbonization of ocean shipping. We use the power of demand via our global procurement processes to stimulate and reward ocean carriers to take action in the implementation of sustainability solutions. We accelerate the dialogue between relevant actors in the chain to boost adoption of market-ready sustainable innovations in the shipping sector.
Host: BICEPS Network Foundation
Clean Cargo offers a collaborative platform for ocean container carriers, freight forwarders, and cargo owners that is focused on tracking and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from container shipping. It generates high quality, decision useful containership greenhouse gas emissions performance information for members and serves as a forum for best practice sharing amongst members.
Host: Smart Freight Centre
CoI - Community of Interest on Urban Freight
Urban freight matters: Cities are at the core of human life. Increasing urbanisation and high population growth, in combination with complex demand patterns, create continuous pressure on urban areas around the world. Although the topic is often overlooked, it is at the heart of numerous urban challenges, such as traffic safety, congestion, air pollution, noise and contribution to CO2 emissions.
Host: Transport Decarbonization Alliance
Cargo Owners for Zero Emission Vessels
Cargo Owners for Zero Emission Vessels (coZEV) is a first-of-its-kind cargo owner-led platform to enable maritime freight customers to come together to accelerate maritime shipping decarbonization. coZEV is designed as a platform for high ambition cargo owners to collaborate with one another — and others in the supply chain — to bring ambitious leadership to the maritime decarbonization space.
Host: The Aspen Institute Shipping Decarbonization Initiative
Clean Skies for Tomorrow
A multi-stakeholder cross-value chain coalition (with over 200 members) with the joint mission to accelerate the uptake of SAF and the vision to reach 10% SAF by 2030.
Host: World Economic Forum and The Mission Possible Partnership
Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero
Drive to Zero aims to accelerate the growth of global zero-emission (ZE) commercial vehicles, with the vision that ZE technology will be commercially viable by 2025 and dominate by 2040 in specific vehicle segments and regions.
EV100+ is a global initiative bringing together companies committed to switching their owned and contracted fleets above 7.5t to zero emission vehicles by 2040.
Host: The Climate Group
First Movers Coalition
A Partnership with the World Economic Forum and the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, leverages collective purchasing power of companies globally to send a clear demand signal to scale up critical emerging technologies essential to the net zero transition.
Host: World Economic Forum
Getting to Zero Coalition
Coalition of over 200 companies form across the maritime value chain working to scale and commercialize zero emission vessels operating along deep-sea trade routes by 2030 – supported by necessary infrastructure and zero-emission fuels. Added ambition to fully decarbonize the sector by 2050 in line with science-based targets.
Host: World Economic Forum, Global Maritime Forum, Mission Possible Partnership
Programa Transporte Inteligente
The Intelligent Transportation Program (PTI) is a public-private partnership aimed at implementing energy efficiency and climate change mitigation measures. The Program is voluntary and is made up of transportation companies, cargo providers, chambers, federations, providers of efficiency technologies and services, universities, and related government units.
Host: Argentina's Secretary of Energy and Ministry of Transport
Road Freight Zero
A multi-stakeholder cross-value chain coalition of first mover champions, working together to fast-track zero emission heavy-duty trucking toward a 1.5° trajectory by 2030.
Host: World Economic Forum
Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance
SABA aims to drive investment in and adoption of high-quality sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) – made from renewable sources or waste feedstocks – through aggregating corporate demand for SAF, developing a rigorous and transparent SAF sustainability framework, and building a universal SAF certificate registry which allows corporate customers to purchase SAF certificates and claim emissions benefits for business travel and cargo transport.
Host: Rocky Mountain Institute and Environmental Defense Fund
Sustainable Air Freight Alliance
A collaboration between shippers, freight forwarders, and airlines to track and reduce carbon dioxide emissions from air freight and promote responsible freight transport.
Host: Business for Social Responsibility
Smart Freight Shippers Alliance
The Smart Freight Shippers Alliance (SFSA), initiated by the Smart Freight Centre China, was founded in 2019 by multinational shippers together with transport service providers and technology providers. The objective of SFSA is to improve the operation efficiency of logistics system, accelerate the promotion and adoption of smart, green and efficient technologies and measures; influence industry policy standards, and facilitate information exchange, recognize and promote smart freight leaders.
Host: Smart Freight Centre China
SmartWay Transport Partnership
Provides a platform for benchmarking and reporting the environmental performance of freight carriers, with primary data, so cargo owners can complete comprehensive scope 3 freight emissions (CO2, NOX, PM, BC) assessment, reporting and optimization. Other program elements that support partner efforts include technology verification, recognition and incentives, branding, driver training and education, and peer to peer learning.
Host: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Make freight transport that circulates throughout the country more efficient, safe, competitive, and environmentally friendly. Companies must try to adopt strategies or technologies to reduce fuel consumption, but it is not a mandatory requirement that they use some technologies since, being a voluntary program, companies decide how they reduce fuel consumption and emissions.