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Industry Eyes on the European Parliament: Calling for an ambitious EU CO2 emissions standard for heavy-duty vehicles
Apr 08, 2024

April 8 - In a significant move towards reinforcing climate action, the European Union Parliament is poised to make a crucial decision on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, regarding the updated CO2 emission performance standards for heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs). Therefore, Smart Freight Centre in collaboration with partner organizations convened a broad coalition of transport companies, shippers and industry stakeholders to issue a joint letter, urging the Members of the European Parliament to vote in favour of an agreement on updated CO2 emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles.

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Smart Freight Centre and Implement Consulting Group launch “Procurement Playbook Toward Zero Emissions Logistics Services” to integrate sustainability within logistics procurement
Mar 27, 2024

Amsterdam, March 27 - In a strategic collaboration, Smart Freight Centre has joined forces with Implement Consulting Group with the backing of the First Movers Coalition (FMC) and Scope 3 Peer Group to develop and launch the "Procurement Playbook Toward Zero Emissions Logistics Services". This innovative playbook is designed to empower shippers and freight buyers to optimize sustainable logistics procurement by aligning with industry-recognized standards and raising the bar.

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IATA and Smart Freight Centre Join Forces on CO2 Emission Calculations
Mar 13, 2024

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Smart Freight Centre (SFC) announced a partnership to provide consistent and transparent CO2 emissions calculations for air cargo shipments. This is an important step for the global air transport sector to advance its decarbonization efforts.

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Unlocking Sustainable Logistics Through Collaboration: Smart Freight Centre and AllChiefs launch the Concept Note on Collaboration
Jan 22, 2024

Amsterdam, 22 January 2024 - This publication, enriched by insights from 20+ shippers, navigates the intricacies of decarbonization through collaborative solutions—optimized processes, modal shifts, and alternative fuels.

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With the successful completion of the World Bank GEF project, SFC China developed the sustainable logistic roadmap training for the Chinese market
Jan 10, 2024

Amsterdam, 10 January 2023 - Granted by World Bank Global Environment Fund, SFC China undertook the 'China: GEF Efficient and Green Freight Transport Project—Capacity Building on Green Logistics Training and Certification' in China.

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Decarbonizing the Logistics Supply Chain: What’s on the Mind of Industry Leaders?
Nov 28, 2023

At COP28, Pledge and the Smart Freight Centre (SFC) brought together leaders from global logistics to discuss the industry’s best routes to decarbonization and share thoughts on how they can meet these targets. Here are ten insights from their discussion.

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Global consortium of governments, industry and investors spearheads innovative investment strategy for zero-emission vehicles
Dec 04, 2023

Dubai, 4 December 2023 – Partners within the Collective for Clean Transport Finance will collaborate to accelerate investments in global projects for road transport electrification.

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SFC Exchange Network announces its next phase by transitioning to a new dedicated company to scale impact, further catalyzing the shift towards emissions transparency and logistics decarbonization
Nov 28, 2023

Amsterdam, 28 November 2023 – The SFC Exchange Network, a groundbreaking initiative of stakeholder-led, decentralized, emissions data exchange within the transport logistics sector, is bringing its success to scale through the establishment of a dedicated purpose driven company, enabling the required transparency in logistics emissions.

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Smart Freight Centre to promote assurance of sustainability reporting by shaping its Conformity Assessment Scheme
Oct 02, 2023

Amsterdam, 2 October 2023 - Smart Freight Centre’s Conformity Assessment Scheme for 'Validation and verification of GHG emissions statements for transport chains' was launched on the 3rd of July. We are excited to share that we have issued our first in principal approval of a Validation and Verification Body (VVB) - Verifavia. This will be finalized in November following the first ever SFC VVB mandatory training and exam that is required for the final VVB approval.