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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

    Updated Methodology

    While you are wondering how to clean your transport, we are thinking of better possibilities that help you evaluate the pollution. This summer, it is time for some changes: We have updated the methodology, we modernised the GIS-data layer for postal codes and we enhanced the Business Solution, our service for professional users.

    You can benefit from these updates since July 2016:

    Update sea ship methodology
    The update was necessary to adapt to the huge changes that were made in the sea shipping industry within the last years. Additionally, we enlarged the selection of ship types and included the ship types RoRo oversea, RoRo short sea, Ultra large container vessel and two RoRo ferries. Due to the integration of bigger ship types, the update of the ship classification per trade lane and a slower speed on all trade lanes, the emissions could be decreased by up to eighty percent compared to the previous version.

    New inland waterway vessel methodology

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    New inland waterway vessel methodology
    You can benefit from a new inland waterway methodology that our scientific partners INFRAS and ifeu included. Based on the newest studies and sources, ETW classifies the inland waterway vessels into three types of ships (always as bulk and container carrier):
    –      Euro ship
    –      Great engine vessel
    –      Jowi class
    The new Jowi class ships have the lowest emission factors as they have the highest capacity. Overall, the emissions for inland waterway vessels should decrease due to the update.

    Update of the electricity mixes
    It is important to know the correct electricity mix for the calculation of the energy consumption and emission data. As it is different from country to country, we have decided to implement the national country electricity mixes. This is a big step towards more reliable and comparable calculation results. The year 2013 was used as the base for these values.

    Update of the exhaust emissions
    The update of the fuel conversion factors for the exhaust emissions, e.g. NOx, NMHC, Particles and SO2, was done on the basis of new factors, which are now more in line with the EN16258.

    New GIS-Data layer for Postal Codes
    We now provide more than 6,1 million postal codes and can therefore offer a much better world-wide coverage due to our new layer.

    Enhancements within the Business Solution

    Also the Business Solution were enriched with new enhancements, like new emission factors (year 2015) for sea container calculations with the methodology of the Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG). The new CCWG emission factors of the year 2015 decreasing the EC and GHG emissions in average by 5-10 percent.
    EcoTransIT World additional provides now a factor for operational surcharge of 15 percent, like it was required recently within the CCWG methodology.

    For more information regarding the new methodologies please refer our new methodology report, which can found now in a short and detailed version here.

    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