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A Smart Cooperation – MoU with SFC (GLEC)

Smart Freight Centre (GLEC) and EcoTransIT World signed Memorandum of Understanding

It is one of the biggest aims of EcoTransIT World (ETW) to align the emission calculations of our users while at the same time we also consider other initiatives for cooperation and knowledge exchange.

SFC: GLEC FrameworkNow, we are pleased to announce our latest cooperation partner Smart Freight Centre (SFC) with whom we signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). SFC is a global non-profit organisation working to remove barriers to a more efficient and environmentally sustainable freight and logistics sector and which initiated the Global Logistics Emissions Council Framework (GLEC) as a voluntary partnership of companies, industry associations and green freight programs.

Together, ETW and SFC aim to improve the calculation of emission footprints for freight transport with the intention of helping the sector to reduce its environmental impact. This cooperation will increase the efficiency of both organisations. ETW and SFC have cooperated for some time, particularly as many ETW users are involved in the implementation of the GLEC framework.

With the MoU, we would like to enlarge and strengthen this cooperation. As a first step, SFC acknowledged that ETW’s interpretation of EN16258 can be used to calculate values as a substitute solution in the situation where actual measurements of carrier fuel consumption are not available. SFC acknowledged that ETW will go a step forward and offer an option for users to directly enter fuel and consignment data according to the preferred approach of the GLEC Framework if requested. Furthermore, the full inclusion of the Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) methodology in the business solution as an option in ETW is an important development towards closer alignment across transport modes.

In addition to GLEC based carrier data and factors, the generic approach of ETW is able to perfectly fill gaps based according to a strong, neutral and scientific methodology.

EWI and NTM into cooperation

EcoTransIT World Initiative (EWI) and Network for Transport Measures (NTM) have entered into a cooperation to create synergies in their methodological expertise on carbon accounting in the transport industry.

The top providers worldwide for transport emission calculation NTM (Network for Transport Measures) and EWI (EcoTransIT World Initiative) have entered into a cooperation with effect of August 12, 2014.

By this step the two initiatives exchange their decades of expertise and help industry and standardization bodies (CEN/ISO) to agree on a globally accepted standard in transport emission calculation.

“This new cooperation is a huge step forward for the benefit of the users of both approaches”, says EcoTransIT World tool provider Dr Alfons Radtke. As the tools play a leading role also because of their long-standing implementation and status in the market, synergies are to be expected.

“Ever since our start we have had a focus to help and stimulate environmental improvements for various transport services. One of our initiatives has been to provide environmental performance assessment platforms and tools, aiming to simplify a common communicative language between shippers and transport service providers. By this cooperation we pursue further market alignment that is needed for real environmental improvement”, says Magnus Swahn, Management Director at NTM.

Hannover and Stockholm,
August 12, 2014

Cooperation with System Alliance Europe

The EcoTransIT World Initiative (EWI) has started a cooperation with System Alliance Europe (SAE) and its partners.

Through the cooperation System Alliance Europe can not only offer its partners carbon dioxide calculation on the basis of individual calculation parameters for road transports. Also rail, air and sea shipments can be calculated reliably.

For the requirements of every partner company of System Alliance Europe, a custom-made interface is provided. This way, a company database can efficiently be filled with all relevant information for the preparation of specific environmental statements, regional pollution and reports about emissions.

‘With our membership in the EWI we can optimize the calculation methods for environmental emissions. With this active collaboration we emphasize the importance of a sustainable transport.’ says Uwe Meyer, managing director of System Alliance Europe.

Ralph Anthes, project manager at EWI: ‘With this cooperation we offer the partners of System Alliance Europe an opportunity to use the generally accepted calculation model according to DIN EN 16258 of EWI. Furthermore, we increase our degree of popularity through these new users as well as the acceptance of our results.‘

The EcoTransIT Initiative is an independent industry driven platform for carriers, logistics service providers and shippers. The goal is the development and maintenance of a global tool and methodology for carbon foot printing and environmental impact assessments in the transport sector. EWI also aims at cooperating with research institutes, nongovernmental organizations and other logistics sector initiatives.