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In 2016 the first GLEC Framework for Logistics Emissions Methodologies has been released. Actions now are focused on adoption of the GLEC framework by companies and addressing gaps to refining modal default carbon footprint factors to further increase the accuracy of logistics emissions in global supply chains.
Concerning inland waterway freight transport, the existing framework provides a global default consumption factor with no further (regional) distinction between e.g. vessel types, sizes, (operational) power and load factors.
Therefore, SFC has the objective to integrate a more detailed methodology for inland waterways into the next update of the GLEC framework. This report provides the methodology used and process followed to establish updated GHG emission factors for Inland Water Transport, as planned, discussed and concluded within the GLEC IWW Action Group.
Calculating and reporting leads to a decrease in greenhouse gas (GHG) emitted per container despite an increase in total containers handled.
VRTO makes an excellent case for business to calculate and report their logistics emissions. After investing in new electrically-powered terminal equipment, the greenhouse gas (GHG) emitted per container has decreased despite the increase in total containers handled. VRTO was able to backtrack these business decisions by measuring their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Measuring and reporting their emissions, allows VRTO to set a baseline for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the coming years and base future decisions on actual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data.
Find out the latest case study about VRTO in the download attachments.
Navigating a Changing Climate Partner Smart Freight Centre recently published its reflections on the transport-related events its team attended at the recent COP in Bonn. See here for more information
On 1st December FEPORT published revised guidelines for container terminal operators providing advice and instruction on the elements to be included and excluded in reporting greenhouse gas emissions as part of terminal-level carbon footprinting and analyses. The EEEG guidelines, first published in 2012 were revised in cooperation with FEPORT’s Environment, Safety and Security Committee. Through the involvement of Navigating a Changing Climate Partner Smart Freight Centre these guidelines now take into consideration the latest developments in greenhouse gas account, including revised emissions factors, and will provide a base methodology for including container terminals alongside other transport modes in the forthcoming revision of the GLEC Framework for Logistics Emissions Methodologies.