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Sustainability News Hamburg Sud, APL Advance Sustainability Agendas Hamburg Sud is closer to its selfimposed environmental target to lower CO2 emissions by 45 percent by 2020. The container line said in a published sustainability report it achieved an almost 35 percent reduction compared to the 2009 base year. It also showed progress in the areas of water pollution and protection of endangered species. Hamburg Sud is the first container shipping line to publish its sustainability metrics in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative G4 Standard Disclosures. Meanwhile, APL has announced a reduction of its fleet carbon dioxide emissions by 45.5 percent in 2015, marking APL's highest CO2 emission reduction in the last six years. The company claims a range of factors has propelled the reduction in emissions, including an enhanced operational efficiency, fleet and voyage optimization and technical improvements coupled with the introduction of more fuel-efficient and environmentallyfriendly vessels into the fleet. Lloyd's Register Group has verified APL's CO2 emissions data, according to the Clean Cargo Working Group verification protocol and ISO14064-3:2006 standard. said the volume levels are based on an increase in biodiesel usage percentage from 1.59 percent in 2016 to 1.67 percent in 2017. EPA Wants More Biodiesel According to the May 10 Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates, the nation's top containerports handled 1.32 million TEUs in March 2016, the latest month for which after-the-fact numbers are available. That was down 14.2 percent from February, partly because of a carryover from Chinese New Year factory closings. March 2016 was also down a dramatic 23.7 percent from the all-time As part of the continuing increase in the renewable fuel standard, the Environmental Protection Agency is looking for U.S. distributors to move 2.1 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2018. EPA says producers represented by the National Biodiesel Board should have boosted the volume requirement even higher - from 2 billion gallons in 2017 to 2.5 billion gallons in 2018. The annual EPA notice published in the Federal Register May 18, 2016 also Freight Reports Imports Lower in March but Still Among Highest We're gaining momentum toward being the world's leader in transportation education at the Transportation Institute at the University of Denver (DTI), thanks in part to DTI board member Jeff Heller, who serves as VP of Intermodal and Automotive for Norfolk Southern. Jeff keeps us on track to teach best practices and the latest innovations in transportation. Learn more at IANA partial scholarships to the MS in Transportation Management may also help you gain momentum in your career. Inspiring Transportation Solutions 10 Intermodal Insights | June 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Insights - June 2016

Restart Legislation Gets a Restart
Speed Limter Rule May Advance
FMCSA Sends Clearinghouse Rule to OMB
Silver Kingpin Award Ballots Due June 30
Business Meeting Roundtables Advance Safety and Productivity
EXPO Curtain Raisers Spotlight Industry Leaders and Analysts
State of the Industry and Federal Partners
At 25, IANA Exceeds Goals
Port Trucker Case is Tip of he NLRB's Spear Aimed at Contractor Status
Sustainability News
Freight Reports
Port News
People in the News
In Brief
2016 Sponsors
Welcome New Members
Intermodal Calendar

Insights - June 2016