Understand your environmental impacts
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Glossary
Glossary
CNGCompressed natural gas
CO2Carbon Dioxide
Carbon dioxide is the dominant greenhouse gas in the world. Carbon dioxide is produced by the combustion of carbonaceous fuels, including all fossil fuels. For a given energy source, the amount of CO2 generated depends directly on the amount of fuel and thus the energy converted. Main indicator of the greenhouse effect.
CO2eGreenhouse Gases as CO2 Equivalent
“Carbon dioxide equivalent” or “CO2e” is a term for describing different greenhouse gases in a common unit. For any quantity and type of greenhouse gas, CO2e signifies the amount of CO2 which would have the equivalent global warming impact.
CSVComma-separated values
ECAEmission Control Area
Special shipping zones established by the IMO in which specific environmental directives on emissions apply
FCLFull container load
FTLFull truck load
GISGeo-information system
GLECGlobal Logistics Emissions Council
HBEFAHandbook of Emission Factors
httpsHypertext transfer protocol secure
Encryption for secure transmission of data on the internet
IATAInternational Air Transport Association
IMOInternational Maritime Organization
KMLKeyhole Mark-up Language
KML is a file format to display transport routes, e.g. with GoogleEarth
LCLLess than container load
LNGLiquefied natural gas
LSPLogistics Service Provider
LTLLess than truck load
MDOMarine Diesel Oil
NGONon-Governmental Organisation
Non-Methane Hydro Carbons
NOxNitrogen oxide emissions
Nitrogen oxides are mainly produced in combustion processes in plants and engines. Low emissions also occur in certain industrial processes and in agriculture. Ecological impacts: eutrophication, smog, ecotoxicity, human toxicity
OAGOfficial Airline Guide
Flight database with flight plans including detailed information on a flight number, such as aircraft types and flight routes
PM10Particulate emissions of particle size PM10
Ecological effects: human toxicity, smog
SFTPSecure file transfer protocol
Standardised encrypted transfer of files over the internet
SO2Sulfur dioxide emissions
Sulfur dioxide is mainly generated during combustion processes of fossil fuels such as coal and oil by oxidation of the sulfur contained in the fuel. Ecological effects: acidification of soil and water, ecotoxicity, humotoxicity
SOAPSingle object access protocol
TEUTwenty-foot equivalent unit
20 feet container unit
TTWTank-to-wheel
Energy consumption and emissions of the vehicle
UN/LOCODEUnited Nations Code for Trade and Transport Locations
Location codes of important business and transport locations
WSDLWeb services description language
WSDL is a platform-, programming language- and protocol-independent description language for network services (web services) for exchanging messages based on XML
WTTWell-to-tank
Energy consumption and emissions to supply fuel or electricity­
WTWWell-to-wheel
Energy consumption and emissions of a vehicle including the provision of its fuel
XMLExtensible mark-up language
FAQ
EcoTransIT World - Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions
A complex tool like EcoTransIT World raises questions. You can find the most frequently asked ones here.
Methodology
Basis
The Calculation Methodology
A methodology with a solid base creates confidence and provides certainty for the right decisions.