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Summary ETW Workshop 3rd April 2019 in Paris

Auditorium of the Workshop

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The Workshop was opened by Julien Darthout (CPV Associés) and Francois Régis Letourneau (CSR of ASLOG) stating the objective of the day: making an inventory of the needs of the sector, the tools and initiatives in measurement and reduction and to discuss how the tool EcoTransIT World can support the different actors in the determination and reduction of GHG emissions and air pollutants. Currently only very few shippers have the ability to make things happen on their own and more collaboration is needed.

Roundtable: Anne Dubost from Heineken, Denis Choumert, president of AUTF and François-Régis Letourneau from L’Oréal

Heineken started measuring its carbon footprint from its logistics activities in 2010, which accounts for 9% of their product’s carbon footprint. Reduction targets are being published annually.
L’Oreal started their environmental and social program in 2013. CO2 emissions in Scope 1 and 2 have decreased by 77% compared to 2011. Within scope 3 the transport sector accounts for 600.000 tons CO2 of over 8 million tons.
To support shippers in improving their environmental performance, the AUTF has launched the FRET 21 program, which is now part of the EVE program.

Presentation of the EcoTransIT World tool by Cécile Bray, GEODIS and Ralph Anthes, IVE

For more than 20 years, EcoTransIT World has been developing and continuously updating a methodology and a tool able to calculate GHG emissions and air pollutants. EcoTransIT is based on 3 pillars:

  1. The EcoTransIT World Initiative (EWI): a working group that brings together industry players, scientists, and researchers to maintain and develop a methodology and a tool globally recognized for calculating the environmental impacts of freight transport.
  2. EcoTransIT World Tool (ETW) provides a robust and transparent methodology validated by scientific institutes and a free online awareness tool.
  3. For professional users EcoTransIT World business solutions are being offered with 3 types of interfaces and allowing users to integrate operational / business data.

Presentation by Eszter Toth-Weedon, Industry Relations Manager, Smart Freight Center and Dr.-Ing. Verena Ehrler, Researcher – DLR / IFFSTAR)

Smart Freight Center is a global non-profit organization working for an efficient and zero-emission freight sector contributing to the Paris Agreement and the SDGs. SFC enabled the publication of the GLEC framework, a universal methodology for calculating GHG emissions which has been tested in the framework of the LEARN project (funded by the European Commission) and promotes the implementation of an ISO standard for calculating GHG emissions.
EcotransIT World Tool is the first certified tool compliant with the GLEC framework.

Summary of the morning

  • Expectations of shippers are strong
  • Shippers want to be able to obtain comparable data. The work of GLEC and LEARN towards a standardization goes in this direction
  • EcoTransIT World is a living system, being continuously updated and improved
  • EcoTransIT World allows simulations of GHG emissions and atmospheric pollutants and relies on research using reliable and recognized sources of information.
  • The French political impulse with Marc Cottignies of ADEME

    The French “Info GES” regulation has been in place since October 2013: any transport provider must indicate to its customers the amount of CO2e linked to its transport (see presentation). An order dated February 26, 2019 specifies that the calculation methodology may be certified by an accredited body. It will be up to logistics providers to have the method checked. The functionality of each tool will be screened and this will result in the publication of tools and features that have been audited. Since EcoTransIT World was developed on the basis of the EN16258 standard and in accordance with French regulations, there is a good chance that customer solutions using this tool will be accredited. However, the data integrated in the client business solution must be specified for each case.
    Presentation of the EVE Program = Voluntary Commitments for the Environment (4 types): CO2 charter (road carriers), FRET 21 and EVCOM to come for commissionaires. In addition, a platform known as PFE DET (will be built on the existing data of 1,500 French road carriers available in the CO2 charter) will be deployed; the timetable for putting the platform into production remains to be specified.

    Clean Cargo and SAFA – Marine and Air Sector Partnerships Model (Angie Farrag Thibault, Director, Transportation & Logistics and Collaboration, BSR and Giulio Berruti, Associate Director, BSR)

    More than 55 Clean Cargo members share the vision of a marine transportation industry as an integral part of sustainable supply chains. The presentation focuses on Clean Cargo’s first objective, which is to influence the reduction of maritime transport emissions and to provide quality and easily usable quantitative data. Examples of the many results reported by Clean Cargo are e.g.: 82% of the members use the results by trade lane; 19% reduction of CO2 / TEUkm between 2013 and 2017.
    CMA CGM (Corinne Bonnard) demonstrates the value brought by Clean Cargo: CMA CGM has been a member since 2005 and reports its data annually to BSR. The data reported each year is real and verified data of the fleet and charter vessels (including fuel consumption and distances travelled) ship by ship. Clean Cargo calculates trade lane emission factors from these real and verified data transmitted by all shipping member companies.
    EcoTransIT World relies on Clean Cargo data for calculating GHG and SOx emissions. In particular, the members of Clean Cargo have access to the detailed emission data by shipping company and trade lane.

    Integration of business data by users: Marie-Laurence Merville (Panalpina), Claire Gentil (SNCF Freight), Tariel Chamerois (DB Schenker), Cécile Bray (GEODIS)

    For air transport, the business data reported by Panalpina include weight, routing and flight number which allows ETW to identify type of aircraft (OAG base) as well as the average consumption of this type of aircraft (Small Emitter Tool, EU base). For shipping, Schenker sends the number of TEUs, the routing and the identifier of the shipping company (SCAC code). Based on these elements, EcoTransIT World converts the data of Clean Cargo – also complying with the GLEC framework and taking into account ECA Zones (Emission Control Areas) – and retrieves the specific data of each shipping company. For the road transport, GEODIS carries out its calculation with EcotransIT integrating in particular the typology of vehicle (template and standard of emission) as well as the actual kms in load and empty. Fret SNCF performs the calculation based on the actual mass of the train and the actual traction mode of each section (electric or thermal). For all these users, the calculation is done for GHG emissions and air pollutants.
    Conclusion: Freight forwarding agents presently using the same EcoTransIT methodology but for a given route, will not produce the same results in terms of CO2 emissions because the business / production data of each service provider are included in the calculation and transport solutions are different (shipping companies, aircraft type, … routing)

    Conclusion of the day

  • EcoTransIT World users can act on the reduction of their / their customers’ emissions by a fair and comparable determination from one carrier to another.
  • EcoTransIT World Initiative (EWI) is a working group that collaborates with industry players to provide a harmonized methodology and calculation, in line with national and international standards
  • EcoTransIT World enables the reporting of GHG emissions and air pollutants, simulates and compares different transport scenarios
  • EcoTransIT World is scalable and will comply with the ISO standard once it exists
  • The license fees paid to EcoTransIT World finance the evolutions
  • French members of EcoTransIT World propose to organize a working group to answer questions that were not addressed during the day and in particular French specificities
  • ETW Workshop April 3rd 2019 Paris

    Invitation to EcoTransIT World Workshop 2019 Paris

    Meet the environmental challenges of your supply chain:
    Evaluate and mitigate your impacts!

    The EcoTransIT World Initiative invite you to participate in a day of presentations, testimonies and exchanges around this tool, industry initiatives and solutions to improve the evaluation of the environmental impact of your supply chain.

    The highlights of this day will be:
    Feedback from shippers and user testimonials
    An overview of EcoTransIT World and collaborative initiatives of the industry
    Meeting places to discuss with your peers and experts
    To close the day, a walking tour around the emblematic buildings of the Cité Universitaire Internationale.

    The event will mainly be hold in French with translation services in English.

    Agenda

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    Invitation aux Rencontres EcoTransIT World 2019 Paris

    Relevez les défis environnementaux de votre supply chain:
    évaluez et réduisez vos impacts!

    Le EcoTransIT World Initiative vous invite à participer à une journée de présentation, de témoignages et d’échanges autour de cet outil, des initiatives du secteur et des solutions pour mieux évaluer et réduire les impacts environnementaux des supply chains.

    Les temps forts de cette journée seront :
    Des retours d’expérience de chargeurs et des témoignages d’utilisateurs
    Un tour d’horizon d’EcoTransIT World et des initiatives collaboratives du secteur
    Des points de rencontre pour échanger avec vos pairs et les experts
    Une visite de bâtiments emblématiques de la Cité Universitaire Internationale de Paris pour clôturer la journée.

    Programme de la journée | Inscription

    4th EWI Stakeholder Workshop 18th Nov Gothenburg

    On the 18th of November of 2015 the EcoTransIT Initiative invited to its 4th EcoTransIT World stakeholder workshop at Gothenburg in Sweden.

    About 40 participants from all parts of the sector – logistics companies, shippers, forwarders, air, ocean and land carriers, scientific and non-governmental organisations – attended the conference. Beside the presentation of the EcoTransIT World Initiative and its broadly used emission calculator EcoTransIT World, experts of different organizations discussed current industry driven initiatives such as GLEC (Global Logistics Emission Council) or CCWG (Clean Cargo Working Group) and the need of a harmonized calculation model.

    Among the speakers Alan McKinnon (Kuehne University) and Rachel Muncrief (Climate and Clean Air Coalition) gave an overview of developments in the transport industry which aim at emission reduction and significant contributions to climate protection.

    The afternoon break-out sessions allowed in-depth discussions on emission methodologies and tool requirements. The workshop participants, subject matter experts from the transport and environmental industry, created a lively atmosphere with interesting talks and contributions.

    PDF: Agenda of the workshop.

    Speakers’ Presentations:

    Keynote speaks
    Ralph Anthes: EcoTransIT World Initiative introduction
    Dr. Alan Lewis: Global harmonization of emission calculation
    Rachel Muncrief: The Global Green Freight Action Plan
    Prof. Alan McKinnon: External factors to facilitate companies to move to low carbon transports

    View from EcoTransIT World Users
    Joakim Stoppenbach: Greencarrier (Sweden)
    Cecile Bray/ Alexander Höglund: Geodis
    Michael Blake: Cloud Global Logistics (Australia)

    Workshop Sessions
    Ralph Anthes: ETW Business solution options
    Erika Sagert: Container shipping methodology (CCWG)

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    3rd EcoTransIT Stakeholder Workshop in Paris

    Le 3ème forum EcotransIT World s’est tenu mercredi 3 avril à Paris au siège de SNCF. Au cours de cette matinée, des experts, des membres de l’initiative EcoTransIT World et des utilisateurs de l’outil de calcul se sont exprimés afin de rappeler les enjeux carbone du transport de marchandises et de partager les atouts et les fonctionnalités de la solution EcoTransIT World. En guise de contexte: The third EcoTransIT World Forum was held on Wednesday 3 April in Paris. Over the course of the morning event, experts, members of the EcoTransIT initiative and users of the calculaton tool spoke to remind carbon freight issues and share the benefits and features of EcoTransIT World solution.The background:
    Jean-Michel Genestier, Directeur général adjoint SNCF GEODIS, Directeur de l’offre Intermodale, Transport Combiné et Autoroutes Ferroviaires a rappelé la genèse d’EcoTransIT et l’engagement permanent de SNCF-Geodis en faveur du développement durable et d’un transport plus respectueux de l’environnement, Jean Michel Genestier, SNCF Geodis Deputy Chief Executive, Intermodal, Combined and Rail motorway Chief Strategy, reminded the EcoTransIT history and continuous involvement of SNCF Geodis for sustainable development and eco-friendly logistic solutions.
    Hélène Le Teno, du cabinet Carbone 4 a rappelé les enjeux de la maîtrise des émissions de CO2 dans le secteur du transport, qui représente environ un quart des émissions mondiales, dont 10% pour le transport de marchandises, Hélène Le Teno, Carbon 4 Consultancy, pointed out the challenges of controlling CO2 emissions in the transport sectorm which accounts for about a quarter of gloabal emissions and 10% for freight only.
    Pascal Chambon, directeur général des transports du Ministère de l’Ecologie, du Développement Durable et de l’Energie a ensuite exposé l’ambition et le périmètre de la loi française qui rend obligatoire à compter du 1er octobre 2013 l’information CO2 sur les prestations de transport. Pascal Chambon, Director General at Transport of the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy services as from October 1, 2012.
    Les attentes des chargeurs ont été exprimées à travers le témoignage de Jean Oberlé, Global Supply Chain, VP Transport de Schneider Electric. Expectations of shippers were addressed by Jean Oberlé, Global Supply Chain, VP Transportat Schneider Electric.
    Les représentants de l’initiative qui a conçu et développé EcotransIT World, ont ensuite présenté l’outil et ses applications opérationnelles concrètes, la valeur ajoutée qu’il représente et les réponses qu’il apporte aux transporteurs multimodaux. Representatives of EcoTransIT World Initiative which design and developed the tool presented its real-life operational applications, the value-added and solutions it provides to multie-modal transport comapanies.
    Alexandre Vallès d’itnovem, a présenté les atouts de l’outil et les différentes façons de l’utiliser, Alexandre Vallès, from itnovem, presented the methodology and different ways to use the tool,
    Claire Gentil, responsable du développement durable de Fret SNCF, Claire Gentil, head of sustainable development at Fret SNCF,
    Erika Sagert, directrice du développement durable de Hapag-Lloyd et Erika Sagert, Manager of Sustainability Management at Hapag-Lloyd,
    Geneviève Bedin, directrice RSE de Geodis, sont également apporté leur témoignage en tant qu’utilisatrices de la solution EcoTransIT World. Geneviève Bedin, CSR director at Geodis, gave feedbacks from their experiences as EcoTransIT World users.
    La matinée fut conclue par Jérôme Orsel, Responsable développement durable de Schenker France. The morning came to an end with a talk by Jérôme Orsel, head of sustainable development at the DB Schenker group.

    Presentations

    Press Release

    PR: Information on 3nd Stakeholder EcotransIT Workshop

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    2nd EcoTransIT World Stakeholder Workshop 18 April at Hapag-Lloyd HQ

    The EcoTransIT consortium presented new Business Solutions of its multimodal emissions calculator and welcomed Hapag-Lloyd and Gebrueder Weiss as new partners.

    Hosted by Hapag-Lloyd, the latest member of the consortium, the 2nd EcoTransIT World stakeholder workshop took place in Hamburg on April 18, 2012.

    68 attendees from different business sectors, shippers, carriers and logistics service providers, discussed methodological and business approaches to calculate greenhouse gas emissions in the transport industry. Key note speeches of EU Commission DG Move and World Economic Forum (WEF) contributed the political and business perspective to this discussion. The French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) explained the basic requirements of the upcoming European standard prEN 16258 on transport emission calculation to be executed by the end of 2012.

    With contributions of the three industry initiatives Green Freight Europe (GFE), Clean Cargo Working group (CCWG) and NTM the workshop opened the floor to a new platform of networking and exchanging experience – a platform across companies and modes searching for alignment of data and methodologies.

    All together there was a unanimous spirit to acknowledge recent tool developments and alignment efforts thereto by all industry stakeholders. Namely the examples of company-customized use of EcoTransIT Business Solutions, as presented by the latest EcoTransIT consortium members Hapag-Lloyd and Gebrueder Weiss, were appreciated a lot. Thus the workshop was a strong signal to the whole sector to join in this process, make use of available solutions and actively contribute with own experience to the further alignment process.

    Presentations

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    Press Release

    PR: Information on 2nd Stakeholder EcotransIT Workshop

    First EcoTransIT Stakeholder Workshop in Paris

    On 5th of October of 2010 the 1st EcoTransIT Stakeholder Workshop took place in Paris. More than 100 participants representing the whole transport sector – logistics companies, shippers, forwarders, air, ocean and land carriers, scientific and non-governmental organisations – attended the meeting. They actively shared the discussion on needs and benefits of a reliable and easy-to-use carbon calculator for global supply chains. Keynote speeches from United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), European Environment Agency (EEA) and the EU project SuperGREEN welcomed the EcoTransIT initiative and highlighted their views on carbon footprinting as steps towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In the end it was common sense to continue the dialogue and intensify cooperation.

    If you have any queries about EcoTransIT or the Stakeholder Workshop, please send a message to info@ecotransit.org

    Below you find the presentations, a press release and some impressions of the event.

    Presentations

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    Press Release

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