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The continuing integration of an expanding global economy means moving more goods further and faster, both internationally and locally. Emissions and efficiency standards for aviation, shipping, and heavy-duty vehicles are key to managing growth in the freight sector. Some useful general and statistical sources to complement the information here include the CAI-Asia Green Freight and Logistics site (, the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics (, and Eurostat (

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Prevalence of heavy fuel oil and black carbon in Arctic shipping, 2015 to 2025
Estimates heavy fuel oil (HFO) use, HFO carriage, the use and carriage of other fuels, BC emissions, and emissions of other air and climate pollutants in the Arctic for the year 2015, with projections to 2020 and 2025.
Freight assessment blueprint: Practical guide for evaluating freight transportation in support of national green freight programs
A step-by-step resource for conducting a freight assessment when the ultimate goal is to develop a green freight program. This document includes useful guidance and best practices on executing each of the four key elements of a...
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Heavy fuel oil use in Arctic shipping in 2015
MEPC’s 70th session will consider two topics that may greatly reduce the amount of HFO used in the Arctic: a global marine fuel sulfur cap of 0.5% (currently it is 3.5%), and whether or not HFO use in the Arctic should be...
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