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CLEVER Project Paves The Way For Standardizing Transport Emission Factors
Jun 05, 2024

Amsterdam, June 5, 2024 - The highly anticipated CLEVER project, aimed at establishing credible emission factors as input to the calculation of greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector, officially kicked off on the 1st of June
2024. This innovative initiative brings together a consortium of leading experts and stakeholders from
various European countries to drive sustainable practices and combat climate change.

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The Sky is the Limit for Electric Trucks in China - ZEFI Summit China 2024: nine takeaways
May 16, 2024

Sophie Punte, Founder and Board Member, Smart Freight Centre

On a blue-sky day in Beijing, the Zero Emission Freight Initiative (ZEFI) summit and its 200 participants showed that when it comes to electric trucks in China, the sky is the limit!

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ZEFI Annual Summit 2024 : Advancing Zero Emission Transformation
May 16, 2024

Beijing, China, May 15, 2024 - Smart Freight Centre China organized the Zero Emission Freight Initiative (ZEFI) Annual Summit 2024 in Beijing on May 9 supported by Energy Foundation China, and more than 60 ZEFI members.

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Green Marine and Smart Freight Centre partner to advance maritime decarbonization
May 09, 2024

Seattle, May 9 - Green Marine and Smart Freight Centre (SFC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing their collaboration and complementary efforts to advance environmental sustainability. The MoU will serve as a framework for guiding the global logistics and maritime industries in tracking and reducing GHG emissions to reach net zero by 2050 or earlier.

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A new maritime community convening Roll on – Roll off (Ro-Ro) shipping stakeholders
May 07, 2024

Amsterdam, May 7 - Smart Freight Centre (SFC) hosted the official Global Ro-Ro Community kick-off meeting during its annual flagship event, Smart Freight Week, in Amsterdam on April 23. The aim of launching the Global Ro-Ro Community is to establish an ISO 14083 / GLEC compliant global standard for scope 3 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions accounting for deep-sea Ro-Ro shipping, by bringing together stakeholders involved in the transportation of finished vehicles by sea i.e. carriers (shipping lines) and shippers (OEMs).

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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.