Green Matters

World Trade 100 reports on sustainability developments in the global supply chain industry.


EPA Teams with Ports to Improve Environmental Performance

Clean diesel grants and new ports initiative will advance sustainable technologies.
April 8, 2014
EPA is hosting the “Advancing Sustainable Ports” summit to mark the kickoff of a new EPA initiative to recognize ports that take action to improve environmental performance.
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Net Energy Imports in 2013 Lowest in More Than 20 Years

A large drop in energy imports together with a smaller increase in energy exports led to a 19 percent decrease in net energy imports from 2012 to 2013.
April 3, 2014
Total U.S. net imports of energy, measured in terms of energy content, declined in 2013 to their lowest level in more than two decades
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Maersk Sells Danbor to NorSea Group

The sale from Maersk to NorSea Group is expected to be completed by April 30, 2014.
April 3, 2014
Maersk Group and NorSea Group have agreed on the sale of Danbor's core business activities in logistics and services for the wind and oil and gas industries.
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Call for Participation on Medium- and Heavy-Duty Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards

This panel will focus on the EPA's proposed extension of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles' greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards beyond model year 2018.
April 2, 2014
The EPA is inviting small businesses, governments and not-for-profit organizations to participate as Small Entity Representatives (SERs) for a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel.
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Ohio Lawmakers Urge Army Corps to Pursue All Options For Proper Lake Erie Maintenance

Ohio Congressional Delegation secured $95 million for Great Lakes navigation projects in appropriations bill.
March 31, 2014
Reps. David Joyce (OH-14), Bob Gibbs (OH-7), and Marcy Kaptur (OH-9), along with U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH), urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to pursue all options necessary to ensure Lake Erie is appropriately dredged and maintained as soon as possible.
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Ryder’s Natural Gas Fleet Surpasses 20 Million Miles

Ryder has replaced approximately 3.1 million gallons of diesel fuel with domestically produced natural gas and reduced emissions by more than 559,000 MTCO2e emissions since 2011.
March 31, 2014
The fleet consists of liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas tractors serving more than 40 customer operations in California, New York, Texas, Arizona, Michigan, Utah, Georgia, and Louisiana.
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One Decade of Saving Billions in Fuel Costs, Cutting Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Program celebrates 10 years of moving goods in most energy-efficient ways possible.
March 19, 2014
"SmartWay’s success over the past decade means cleaner air for Americans to breathe, and also lower shipping costs for businesses -– a win-win."
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DHL Delivers Carbon Emissions Transparency With New Web Platform

Advanced analysis tools deliver detailed information on carbon emissions sources.
March 7, 2014
DHL Global Forwarding, Freight extends GoGreen service portfolio with a new reporting protocol and applications.
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DNV GL, MPA Collaborate in Maritime Research, Development

Innovation in spotlight as DNV GL and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore sign maritime R&D Memorandum of Understanding.
March 3, 2014
Innovation in spotlight as DNV GL and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore sign maritime R&D Memorandum of Understanding.
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Import Assessment on Paper, Paper Packaging Effective March 1, 2014

The order makes paper and paper-based packaging products subject to an initial assessment rate of $0.35 per short ton.
February 27, 2014
The order makes paper and paper-based packaging products subject to an initial assessment rate of $0.35 per short ton (2000 lbs).
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