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Porto Itapoá Implements Electric Vehicle Patrols to Reduce Carbon Emissions


Porto Itapoá Implements Electric Vehicle Patrols to Reduce Carbon Emissions

In a strategic move aimed at enhancing sustainability and reducing carbon emissions, Porto Itapoá has partnered with surveillance company Segurpro to introduce electric vehicles for motorized security patrols within the terminal premises. This initiative is expected to result in a significant reduction of over four tons of carbon emissions annually, equivalent to the distance covered by the vehicle in its annual 36,000-kilometer rounds.

Porto Itapoá’s Port Security Manager, José Aurélio Kalfeld, emphasized the shared commitment to excellence, sustainability, innovation, and security between the two companies. He highlighted the environmental benefits of the transition to electric vehicles, stating that the 100% electric vehicle will have its batteries recharged at Porto’s own facilities, eliminating the need to travel to gas stations.

Kalfeld also pointed out the operational efficiency gained by recharging the vehicle within the port premises, thereby avoiding risks associated with trips to gas stations and ensuring uninterrupted security coverage at the Terminal.

This move aligns with Porto Itapoá’s broader commitment to energy transition and sustainability. The company has implemented various measures aimed at reducing its carbon footprint, including winning the gold seal of the GHG Protocol for the second time in 2023 and investing over US$40 million in new autonomous RTGs that consume up to three times less fuel than conventional ones.

Furthermore, Porto Itapoá has revised its energy acquisition policy to consume only energy from renewable sources in its new contracts. This transition is certified by I-REC(e), a global renewable energy attribute tracking system, reinforcing the company’s dedication to promoting sustainable practices and reducing environmental impact.

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Revolutionizing Supply Chain Sustainability: Trax’s Role in Emissions Reduction

In today’s rapidly evolving industrial landscape, the imperative to mitigate carbon emissions has never been more urgent. Manufacturing supply chains, responsible for a staggering one-fifth of global carbon emissions and consuming over half of the world’s energy sources, stand at the forefront of this environmental challenge. Amidst this backdrop, Trax Technologies emerges as a pioneering force, committed to spearheading sustainability initiatives within the manufacturing sector.

Addressing the complex task of emissions tracking, Trax is dedicated to raising awareness about the pressing need for global manufacturers to optimize their supply chains’ environmental footprint. The benefits of such optimization extend far beyond ecological considerations, encompassing cost reduction, waste minimization, climate reporting preparedness, and enhanced stakeholder engagement.

Steve Beda, Executive Vice President of Customer Success at Trax, underscores the immediate benefits that manufacturers witness upon embarking on emissions reduction efforts. Beyond driving positive environmental impact, these initiatives lead to overall performance enhancement and garner attention from discerning investors, customers, and employees who prioritize climate-friendly businesses. By streamlining processes and reducing waste, manufacturers not only contribute to a cleaner environment but also realize tangible cost savings.

Recognizing the pivotal role of transportation in emissions reduction, Trax advocates for strategic shipping decisions that prioritize energy efficiency. This includes leveraging maritime transportation and barges, which stand out as some of the most fuel-efficient freight transportation methods available. Trax, leveraging its extensive expertise as a freight audit and payment provider, offers industry leaders data-driven tools like its Carbon Emissions Manager. By analyzing comprehensive data on emissions factors, travel distances, and fuel combustion, Trax empowers manufacturers to make informed decisions that align with sustainability goals.

In its commitment to sustainability, Trax emphasizes the importance of gathering and analyzing reliable data from every aspect of the manufacturing supply chain. This meticulous approach enables benchmarking, reporting, and reduction processes essential for meaningful emissions reduction. By consolidating cost and emissions data, Trax equips global enterprises with the insights needed to integrate environmentally friendly practices seamlessly into their operations.

Trax’s eBook, “Unlocking Environmental Sustainability in Supply Chains,” serves as a comprehensive guide to sustainability trends and outlooks. It underscores the multifaceted nature of sustainable ventures, highlighting how initial investments in emissions reduction yield long-term benefits for both the environment and business revenue.

As the world navigates the imperative of reducing carbon emissions, Trax Technologies emerges as a trailblazer in revolutionizing supply chain sustainability. Through its data-driven solutions and unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship, Trax paves the way for a greener, more sustainable future in manufacturing.

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Navigating the Green Landscape: Organizations Face Challenges in Scope 3 Emission Reporting

A recent study by Ivalua sheds light on the growing concerns within U.S. organizations regarding unintentional greenwashing, with 45% expressing worries about the legitimacy of their green claims. As the pressure from both customers and regulators intensifies, the focus is on ensuring that all environmental claims are accurately substantiated.

The research reveals that only 48% of organizations feel “very confident” in accurately reporting on Scope 3 emissions, a crucial aspect of environmental impact. A significant 62% admit that reporting on Scope 3 emissions is more of a “best-guess” measurement, highlighting the need for more precise and verifiable data.

While the Securities and Exchange Commission considers incorporating Scope 3 emissions in its final Climate Disclosure Rule, it is imperative for U.S. organizations to proactively manage and improve Scope 3 reporting. The study emphasizes the importance of moving beyond best guesses and adopting a more data-driven approach to support green claims over time.

Despite 88% of organizations expressing confidence in meeting net-zero targets, the study identifies gaps in comprehensive plans for various sustainability initiatives:

– Adopting renewable energy (78%).
– Reducing carbon emissions (68%).
– Embracing circular economy principles (72%).
– Decreasing air pollution (67%).
– Mitigating water pollution (63%).

Jarrod McAdoo, Director of Sustainable Procurement at Ivalua, underscores the urgency for organizations to address sustainability. He emphasizes that obtaining Scope 3 data is a crucial step in the maturation process of sustainability programs, even if they may currently rely on estimated data.

The study also highlights the importance of collaboration with suppliers in achieving net-zero goals. Over half (51%) of organizations believe that green initiatives not involving suppliers are ineffective. Challenges in supplier collaboration include resistance to emission reduction (27%), competing priorities such as cost and risk (24%), incomplete or unreliable sustainability data (22%), and poor visibility into sub-tier suppliers (18%).

To build trust and credibility in sustainability programs, the study suggests that organizations should focus on finding effective ways to measure and gauge the impact of Scope 3 emissions. While achieving absolute accuracy might be challenging without substantial investment, organizations are encouraged to equip procurement teams with good data and insights for meaningful progress.

In conclusion, the research underscores the need for a smarter approach to procurement, with granular visibility into supply chains and effective collaboration with suppliers. This transparency is crucial for showcasing meaningful sustainability progress and avoiding accusations of greenwashing in the long run.


Porto Itapoá Breaks Ground as the First Carbon-Neutral Port in Brazil

Porto Itapoá, a prominent player in Brazil’s port industry, is making waves by spearheading environmental initiatives and setting a new standard for sustainable practices. Notably, the port is set to become the first in Brazil to integrate carbon credits into its operations through the innovative Carbon Neutralization Project, a collaboration with the Ambipar Group. This groundbreaking project, commencing in 2024, allows terminal customers to purchase carbon credits certified by Ambipar, derived from forest conservation or reforestation, to offset their emissions.

Sergni Pessoa Rosa Jr., the director of Operations, Technology, and Environment at Porto Itapoá, emphasizes the significance of this initiative, positioning the port as a trailblazer in the carbon credit market. This forward-thinking approach is expected to have a ripple effect throughout the entire logistics chain, showcasing Porto Itapoá’s commitment to environmental stewardship.

In addition to the Carbon Neutralization Project, Porto Itapoá has revamped its energy acquisition policy, opting to exclusively consume renewable energy in new contracts starting in 2023. This shift is certified by I-REC(e), a global tracking system for renewable energy attributes, ensuring reliable accounting of renewable energy consumption.

The port is also embarking on a solar energy capture project, conducting a pilot study with installed panels to assess solar light incidence in Itapoá. The data gathered will serve as a foundation for future solar energy projects not only for Porto Itapoá but for the entire municipality, contributing to the broader adoption of sustainable energy practices.

Porto Itapoá’s commitment to environmental excellence is further underscored by its achievement of the Gold Seal of the GHG Protocol in 2023 for the second time. This accolade, implemented by the Center for Sustainability Studies at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGVces) in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment, recognizes the port’s dedication to reducing carbon emissions. The port has also invested over R$ 25 million in new autonomous RTGs, positioning itself as the first terminal in South America to operate these innovative machines, which consume up to three times less fuel than conventional ones.

For Sergni Pessoa Rosa Jr., the director of Operations, Technology, and Environment, Porto Itapoá’s commitment to economic development intertwined with socio-environmental responsibility reflects the most sustainable path for a company. The aim is to create an environment where all stakeholders can coexist harmoniously in a healthy and sustainable ecosystem.

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Ammonia Could be the Shipping Industry’s Path to Fewer Emissions

Minimizing carbon emissions was never going to be easy. The industrialized world is uncomfortably wed to said emissions so finding alternatives – that are cost-friendly – is the challenge. Hydrogen continues to be one of the leading contenders, but a lesser-known chemical compound has officially entered the conversation. 

A 2021 International Energy Agency report posits that while cars will likely depend on batteries, and planes on biofuels, it is the shipping industry that will require ammonia to eventually curb emissions. Ammonia is made up of hydrogen and nitrogen with roughly 70% of global production used to make fertilizers. Currently, the manufacturing process is anything but green with massive, energy-intensive plants churning out a lot of greenhouse gas. In fact, the greater ammonia industry is speculated to be responsible for 1 to 2 percent of global carbon emissions. Yet, ammonia advocates point to a cleaner, low-carbon ammonia option that thanks to US government subsidies would appear to be even cheaper to produce than regular ammonia. 

On the logistics side, ammonia is much simpler to deliver compared to hydrogen. This has always been a contentious point with hydrogen as the atom is so small that it escapes through the welds or seams in tanks and pipes. As such, to carry hydrogen over long distances it must be compressed or liquified. Ammonia, on the other hand, is easier to store and ship making it considerably more cost-effective. 

With generous subsidies now entering the conversation surrounding ammonia, fertilizer companies have taken notice. Fertilizer manufacturers already have the infrastructure in place to produce ammonia and demand is currently being buoyed by the United Nations, Japan, and the US among others. The United Nations placed ammonia top of its list of alternative-fuel candidates following the global shipping pledge to reduce international shipping greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2050. Meanwhile, Japan’s largest power company, JERA, will be running one of its biggest coal-fired generators with a novel mix of ammonia starting next year. Utilities in both Japan and now South Korea appear interested in testing the same.

With the demand for traditional fertilizer dropping worldwide, fertilizer companies are in a strategic position to lean into clean ammonia production. Hydrogen still dominates a large part of the alternative fuel discussion, but a more crowded pool of potential substitutes is certainly welcome.  



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Lineage Joins Global Initiative to Explore Sustainable Frozen Food Standards and Reduce Carbon Emissions

Lineage, a leading temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, has joined the “Join the Move to -15 C” initiative, a coalition featuring global logistics firm DP World and other supply chain organizations. The campaign aims to investigate the potential transition to greener standards in frozen food storage, with the goal of significantly reducing carbon emissions in the sector.

The initiative challenges the long-standing international temperature standard of -18 C, established in the 1930s, by exploring a shift to -15 C. By raising the standard storage temperature of most frozen food by just 3 degrees Celsius, the industry could cut carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to removing 3.8 million cars from the road annually. Lineage, committed to transforming the food supply chain sustainably, sees this initiative as an opportunity for industry-wide collaboration to achieve the shared net-zero goal by 2050.

Greg Lehmkuhl, President and CEO of Lineage, expressed enthusiasm about participating in the coalition, highlighting Lineage’s dedication to innovating food safety and quality protocols while contributing to climate change mitigation. Academic research supports the initiative, demonstrating that the proposed temperature adjustment could result in significant environmental benefits, including reduced carbon emissions, energy savings, and supply chain cost reductions.

Dr. Stephen Neel, Lineage’s VP of Global Food Optimization, emphasized the company’s commitment to continuous safety conversations and ongoing innovation, reaffirming Lineage’s dedication to promoting the highest level of safety and quality for entrusted food resources.

In addition to Lineage, the coalition has been joined by other leading industry organizations, including A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) of Denmark; CMA CGM of France; Daikin of Japan; the Global Cold Chain Alliance; Hapag-Lloyd of Germany; Switzerland’s Kuehne + Nagel International; Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) of Italy; and Singapore-based Ocean Network Express.

The “Join the Move to –15 C” coalition and DP World have made the research accessible to all and invited stakeholders, industry leaders, and interested parties to show support for the campaign. To find out more or join the initiative, please visit:


GoodShipping Expands Green Initiatives to Revolutionize Road Transportation Decarbonization

GoodShipping, the renowned carbon insetting leader, is delighted to unveil its latest venture into the realm of decarbonization services for road transportation. This move follows their groundbreaking success in pioneering carbon insetting for marine transport since 2017, showcasing their commitment to enhancing emission reduction solutions for both customers and the environment. It’s a vital step, considering that truck freight currently contributes to a staggering 16% of global transport emissions, and projections suggest this could surge to 25% by 2030 if immediate action is not taken.

Recognizing the pressing need to address this challenge, GoodShipping has expanded its solutions to encompass the road transportation sector, with the aim of reducing scope 3 emissions from transport.

Decarbonizing Supply Chains

In line with their highly successful approach in marine transportation, GoodShipping is orchestrating a seamless transition from fossil fuels to sustainable biofuels for road transport. This approach aligns with the concept that all carbon emissions contribute to the same atmosphere. Thus, any carrier utilizing biofuel signifies a reduction in fossil fuel emissions in the atmosphere. GoodShipping collaborates closely with an independent third-party verification partner to rigorously review procedures and calculation methods, ensuring the accurate allocation of carbon reductions to clients.

Through GoodShipping’s insetting services, cargo owners can now make their supply chains more environmentally friendly, even if they don’t own the means of transport used for shipping their goods. In return, cargo owners receive CO2e credits, bringing them closer to their sustainability objectives while showcasing their commitment to mitigating scope 3 emissions and promoting the adoption of biofuels.

A Successful Pilot Implementation

As part of their unwavering commitment to continuous improvement, GoodShipping initiated a pilot program to test and optimize their road insetting service. During this pilot, the road insetting service was trialed by a variety of international clients, including JAS Worldwide, Raben, Scan Global Logistics, and Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. Following successful evaluations, GoodShipping is now offering its road insetting services to all businesses seeking sustainable land-based freight transportation solutions.

Andrea Goeman, SVP Sustainability at JAS, expressed their enthusiasm for the expanded collaboration: “We are thrilled to collaborate with GoodShipping not only on sustainable marine biofuel but also on biofuel for road transport. This expansion of their insetting solutions aligns with our commitment to environmental sustainability and allows us to further create value for our customers.”

Jens Wollesen, COO of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, emphasized their strategic focus on sustainability and the reduction of CO2 emissions, highlighting how the partnership with GoodShipping enables their customers to reduce Scope 3 emissions from land transport as part of their global seafreight supply chains.

Martin Andersen, Global Head of Sustainability & ESG at Scan Global Logistics, underlined the industry’s collective responsibility for environmental action and praised the collaboration with GoodShipping for extending their commitment to environmental sustainability.

Robbert Wehrmeijer, Managing Director of FincoEnergies Carbon Management, responsible for the GoodShipping brand, stressed the significance of expanding insetting solutions to road transportation to combat climate change effectively.

For companies eager to reduce emissions from road transportation, taking the first step toward sustainable freight transportation is encouraged by reaching out to GoodShipping. This expansion marks a significant milestone in the ongoing battle against climate change and represents a promising future for environmentally conscious road transportation.


Sheer Logistics Introduces Customized Scope 3 Carbon Dioxide Emissions Dashboards to Help Shippers Achieve Their ESG Goals

Real-time dashboards are powered by SheerExchange, Sheer’s proprietary integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)

Sheer Logistics, a premier provider of Managed Transportation Services, TMS technology and integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) solutions purpose-built for mid-market companies, today announced the introduction of customized ESG dashboards that empower its clients to track and measure their Scope 3 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in real-time across all modes of transportation in their supply chain.

The customized Scope 3 CO2 dashboards are enabled by SheerExchange, Sheer’s proprietary integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). SheerExchange acts as a “universal translator” that quickly and seamlessly connects and automates the supply chain, including vendors and industry leading technologies such as ERPs, Fuel Programs, Rating Engines, Real-Time Transportation Visibility Platforms (RTTVPs) and more.

SheerExchange connects disparate systems, normalizes and warehouses the aggregated data, and provides easy access to actionable business intelligence. Aggregating transportation data in a single location allows Sheer’s clients to accurately track, measure, and report on their Scope 3 CO2 emissions. Sheer Logistics leverages the framework developed by the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) to ensure its clients’ Scope 3 CO2 emissions are measured using a harmonized and globally recognized standard.

Learn more about Sheer’s Scope 3 Carbon Dioxide Emissions Dashboards here.

About Sheer Logistics

Sheer Logistics is a premier provider of logistics and supply chain management solutions purpose-built for mid-market companies. With a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by mid-sized businesses, Sheer Logistics offers customized solutions that help companies optimize their supply chains, reduce costs, and improve efficiency while gaining visibility to actionable business intelligence empowering and improving management decisions.

The company’s comprehensive range of services includes Managed Transportation, SheerTMS (Transportation Management System), the SheerExchange Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), supply chain consulting, value-added strategic multimodal capacity solutions and more.

By leveraging leading technology and a team of experienced professionals, Sheer Logistics provides mid-sized businesses with the tools and expertise they need to compete in an ever-changing global marketplace. With a focus on building long-term relationships through transparency, trust and providing exceptional customer service, Sheer Logistics is dedicated to helping mid-market companies succeed and drive profitable growth.

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The Acceleration to Zero Coalition: Is an ideal way for delivering a Paris-Aligned Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Transition Globally

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) recently announced the launch of the Accelerating to Zero (A2Z) Coalition, the next stage in gaining more ambitious goals to a zero-emission vehicle transition compatible with the Paris Agreement. More than 200 signatories from national as well as subnational governments, NGOs, vehicle manufacturers, fleet owners, enterprises, and others pledged to have all new car and van sales become zero emission by 2035 in major markets and so by 2040 globally. This commitment was made public on Solutions Day at COP27.

The A2Z Coalition aims to provide a forum for communication amongst the top zero-emission transportation groups worldwide to aid in the understanding, creation, and execution of ambitious zero-emission mobility policies and strategies. The organization wants to hasten the uptake of zero-emission cars by offering a public platform where signees may coordinate their initiatives and exchange resources with other participants.

Although there is a positive trend towards e-mobility in the road transport industry, this movement must promptly and sharply accelerate to reach the COP27 global climate targets. As a result, the A2Z Coalition represents a potent new strategy for building the momentum as well as implementation support required to make the transition to zero-emission mobility.

Various nations are hence urging the manufacturers to make immediate changes in their present systems of production, manufacturing, and operations of Electric Vehicles to make it a ‘carbon-free’ cycle. Additionally, nations have been focused on implementing new policies and investment plans to beef up the transition towards zero emissions and meet the A2Z goals. In this blog, we will discuss how various industries in the EU are urging for ZEV transitions for a better future, how Canada will push the usage of ZEVs in the coming years and how the maritime industry is also shifting towards ZEVs to reduce carbon emissions. 

Various Cross-Industry Coalitions in the EU urge for a Robust Policy

In order to hasten the shift to zero-emission as well as CO2-neutral mobility, the automotive, electrical, charging infrastructure, and energy generating industries have banded together to push the European Parliament and Council to enact robust, linked legislation. At a cross-industry roundtable in Brussels, the sectors—all major actors in the decarbonization of road transportation—launched their first-ever joint plea to policymakers.

According to this industry coalition, there is an urgent need for greater investment in infrastructure for various automobiles, trucks, vans, and buses powered with alternative energy.  Therefore, in order to achieve its goals, the EU will need to set higher benchmarks for both public and private infrastructure than any of those suggested by the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR) as well as Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) recommendations from the European Commission.

To enable charging and hydrogen refueling stations financially feasible throughout the ramp-up stage of electric cars, public assistance, financial incentives, co-funding, and mandated objectives are required. According to the co-signatories, this is essential to ensuring that a basic infrastructure network is quickly made accessible throughout the EU. For a brief time, public involvement is required, particularly in places where its roll-out is slower.

Infrastructure development should coincide with the shift to zero-emission energy. In fact, making the shift to climate-neutral transportation and mobility will only make sense if done concurrently with the switch to zero-emission energy. The signatories contend that incentives should be provided to promote the use of zero-emission energy within the transportation industry. The aim is to expedite the regulatory processes in order to deploy the required renewable energy producing capacity.

Furthermore, the end user ought to not be neglected, with regulations that provide a customer-centric charging ecology that is reasonable and provides EU-wide roaming, without jeopardizing the contractual flexibility of this market’s operators.

Canada proposes a ZEV sales quota by 2026

The Canadian government has established enforceable sales targets for zero-emission vehicles in line with the objectives of the Zero Coalition. By 2026, a quarter of all brand-new passenger cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs sold in the nation must be zero-emission versions, including electric as well as hydrogen fuel cell automobiles.

They are pursuing a regulated sales goal that calls for at least 20 percent of all new vehicles sold by 2026 to have zero emissions, with that number rising to 60 percent by 2030, and then to 100 percent by 2035. The quotas are expected to result in Canadians saving close to CAD 34 billion in energy bills between 2026 and 2050. For three years, the emissions of greenhouse gasses reduction will be equal to all of Ontario’s emissions. Approximately 10% of Canada’s overall greenhouse emissions are now attributed to emissions from passenger vehicles. The Canadian Press reports that the Canadian Environmental Protection Act may impose penalties on importers and producers who don’t satisfy the quotas. Those credits will be used by the nation to monitor automobile sales.

Infrastructure upgrades and incentives should both contribute to a rise in EV adoption. There will be 85,000 public chargers built across the country by 2027 thanks to federal funding. Canada has traditionally provided incentives of up to $5,000 for private persons and up to $10,000 for company purchases of new zero-emission vehicles. Several manufacturers have committed to exclusively producing electric cars (EVs) and/or vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells. GM, as well as Honda, have set 2035 and 2040 as their targets, respectively, for completing the transition. By 2035, certain nations, including New York, California, and the UK, will no longer sell gas-powered cars.

The mandated sales objectives for zero-emission cars will cut emissions by encouraging more drivers to choose electric vehicles. At the moment, more than 50% of Canadians want an EV to be their next automobile, but there are huge waitlists and a limited supply that is going to provinces with established sales requirements like British Quebec and Columbia.  The federal laws will increase supply across all provinces and territories, reducing wait periods for electric and plug-in hybrid automobiles.

Getting to Zero Coalition initiative

Global trade is fueled by shipping, which is essential for the flow of products throughout the globe. Despite being one of the least polluting modes of transportation, the sector is responsible for 2-3% of the world’s emissions. By the year 2050, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) wants to cut shipping emissions by 50% compared to 2008 levels. The maritime sector must take the required actions to decrease its carbon footprint and scale up green production, transportation, and commerce as governments and industry actors work to meet ambitious climate goals.

The Getting to Zero Coalition is a forum that brings together roughly 200 stakeholders from the transportation and energy value chains. Following the announcement of a Call to Action in 2018 by a group of 34 important stakeholders committed to decarbonizing shipping, the Global Maritime Forum, the World Economic Forum, and Friends of Ocean Action established the Coalition in 2019.

By 2030, the Coalition hopes to commercialize low-emission ships traveling on deep-sea shipping routes, backed by the infrastructure required for scalable low-carbon energy sources, including those for generation, storage, distribution, and bunkering. The Coalition has increased its intention to completely decarbonize the industry by 2050, following science-based environmental targets, through a 2022 industry-led Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization and a recent statement at the Getting to Zero Coalition 2022 Working Group Session. Key goals for 2022–2023 include:

  • Catalyze industrial activity, including the creation of deep-sea green corridors with the help of Getting to Zero member firms, as well as the creation of projects that connect demand and supply.


  • Increase the pace of policy making at the IMO and watch as a revised GHG strategy is adopted with a zero-emission objective for 2050 along with the consensus on the steps required to guarantee a fair and equitable sector transformation.



With the degrading climatic conditions and their adverse effects, various nations globally are moving towards reducing overall emissions and gaining an alternative power transition at the earliest. This is what has propelled the emergence of COP27. The execution of the Paris Agreement is the primary focus of COP27, and there are high hopes for COP26’s results in terms of the completion of the Paris Rulebook, especially concerning the global carbon market. India has committed to reach net-zero emissions by 2070 and to cut its carbon intensity by 45% by 2030 when compared to 2005 at the COP26 meeting.

India would need USD 160 billion annually to reach the 2030 clean energy objectives, according to projections from the International Energy Agency, while no other country’s energy consumption will rise as much as India’s in the future years. The advantages of advancing zero-emission transportation were stressed at the COP26 summit. Over 100 parties who endorsed the transition signed the Glasgow Declaration on Zero-Emission Cars and Vans (ZEVs). The COP26 statement on the quick transition to 100% ZEVs was also signed by India, which was represented by the NITI Aayog initiative. 

To advance low-carbon infrastructures, the NITI Aayog initiative has been collaborating with the UK government on several projects, including charging infrastructure, e-vehicles, and battery storage. India is the fifth-largest as well as fastest-growing automotive market in the world, offering tremendous opportunities for the adoption of electric vehicles. The transition to ZEVs is well underway, bringing down technological prices and lowering our dependency on foreign fuels. However, as public transportation is the most accessible and necessary form of transportation in India, it might have been wise to first concentrate on lowering its carbon footprint in addition to that of automobiles and vans.

Hence, such a transition requires more investment in the country. The main focus of COP27 would be climate finance and particularly how it ought to be distributed, given the amount of money needed and the difficulty in raising money. India has also requested that the USD 100 billion-a-year guarantee of climate assistance for developing nations be reconsidered, even though the deadline has passed. Since the bulk of CO2 emissions is produced in the US and the European region, wealthier nations would be expected to support climate spending and ensure a seamless transition to ZEVs.

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Driving America’s Businesses Forward with Proactive ESG Strategies at the Forefront

Entering the new millennium, few companies across all industries had a watchful eye toward environmental stewardship, particularly throughout the heavy-duty truck transportation industries. However, just a few short years later, governments in many countries began to better understand the benefits that could come from corporations curbing their carbon emissions output, and new greenhouse gas mandates began to take effect by the early 2000s.

Pioneering Insight for Industry Sustainability

In the early 2000s, the use of data analytics began to help fleet customers run their operations more efficiently. Fleet Advantage CEO, John Flynn, had a family relative who was receiving treatment for cancer caused by environmental pollutants, and Flynn realized the importance of leveraging resources to help companies with transportation fleets not only comply with the new environmental regulations but serve as model corporations regarding environmental stewardship.

Flynn understood the importance of being the future of truck leasing by advocating solutions that would significantly reduce emissions over time. By 2011, leading fleet consultants had begun to make strong recommendations against the use of older-model equipment because of toxic emissions. They introduced never-seen-before emissions scorecards, and an innovative replacement program with financial flexibility in mind that made it beneficial to operate newer, clean-diesel engines. These programs also helped fleets meet new GHG-1 Federal mandate standards and calculated fuel economy gains at 2.5% MPG and CO2 reductions.

A Focus on Environmental Stewardship

Between 2016 and 2021, leading industry players continued their mission to help fleets change the way they see the environment, as well as their impact. Advanced asset management strategies helped companies reach environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals while promoting sustainability through shortening asset life cycles, optimizing vehicle specifications to be more fuel-efficient, and to align with the duty cycle as well as geographical locale. New approaches also specified lighter components that allow for longer maintenance intervals which reduce environmental hazmat waste disposal.

Today, with Flynn’s foresight, companies are boasting vastly improved environmental records while implementing ESG strategies in front of customers, regulators, and other critical stakeholders. As an example, Fleet Advantage has saved customers approximately $250 million and approximately 175,000 metric tons in emissions since inception.

Socially Conscious Organizations

In addition to environmental stewardship, social criteria are also within companies’ ESG strategies. It’s important that organizations are operating the newest and safest trucks that keep all motorists safe and help attract and retain a greater pool of diverse drivers and other staff. Fleet specification experts work with each company to design new trucks for maximum safety, fuel efficiency, lowest maintenance cost, and highest resale values through innovative programs that focus on upgrading to newer trucks with advanced safety features. By focusing on safety proactively, fleets are recognizing risks that they may otherwise not likely identify, as well as a solution that could save millions of dollars in cost reduction while avoiding damage to their corporate image and brand identity.

Socially responsible organizations today also recognize that a more diverse approach to the transportation industry unlocks more potential growth for organizations through the advancement and empowerment of a gender-diverse workforce.

Governance & Corporate Leadership

Governance is an area many companies have struggled with in recent history. This pertains to the governance factors of decision-making, from sovereigns’ policymaking to the distribution of rights and responsibilities among different participants in corporations, including the board of directors, managers, shareholders and stakeholders. Governance factors highlight the processes for organizations. Fleet experts today provide analytics, processes, and transparency so that clients can meet legal requirements and satisfy every stakeholder in the process.

Today and Looking Ahead

Today, Flynn is proud of the leadership his company displays in life cycle asset management, data analytics and overall strategies to help clients lead competitive and agile organizations through better decision-making. Leading companies today are proud of the culture they have created internally, and many are strong examples of how diversity and inclusion in the workplace can have a substantially positive impact on their organization, employees, customers, and the surrounding communities. They believe that the long-term success of any business calls for a diverse body of talent that can bring fresh ideas, perspectives, and viewpoints into the workplace. Fleet experts now strive to create a culture of diverse individuals from all races, ages, genders, education levels, and cultural backgrounds.

Ultimately, leading executives like Flynn and his company have a goal to help the industry become as sustainable, socially conscious, and governed with as much integrity as possible. Every effort these leading companies put forth is to benefit all – the environment, clients, stakeholders and local communities.


About The Author: Katerina Jones is Vice President, Marketing and Business Development at Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing and lifecycle cost management. For more information visit