Staff blog: Green Freight

Would ICCT's recent transpacific fuel efficiency ranking change if dedicated freighters were taken into account? Did the rankings incorrectly reward airlines for carrying belly freight when putting that cargo on a dedicated freighter would have saved more fuel overall? The numbers show that, since increasing payload to aircraft's structural maximum increases the fuel efficiency of each flight, belly freight is indeed one weird trick for improving airline efficiency.
At the next G20 Summit in July in Hamburg, Germany can lay the groundwork to achieve substantial energy savings and environmental benefits in three important ways.
Helping (again) to correct some misinformation about the costs of cleaner heavy-truck emission standards in Mexico and the United States.
How will the heavy duty vehicle sector achieve decarbonization in the long term? Perhaps a new technology being developed by Siemens will be part of the answer.
Fifty nation states, private companies, NGOs, IGOs, CSOs endorsed the Global Green Freight Action Plan at the UNSG Climate Summit in NYC—a huge achievement right out of the gate. The full list of endorsers is shown in this interactive map.