Smart Freight Centre

For A Project To Develop A Global Freight Strategy

  • Amount
    $250,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/13/2015
  • Term
    14 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Strategies
Overview
The Smart Freight Centre, based in Europe, is a new organization created to tackle the problem of freight pollution, filling a gap of capacity worldwide. Freight transport is growing rapidly, and its associated emissions are contributing to climate change and human health impacts, especially in developing countries. The goal of this grant is to support the development of a global strategy that includes technology innovation, improvements in logistics, and system efficiency. The Centre will convene and approach a diverse set of stakeholders, from clean energy experts to shipping companies and carriers. They will also test and apply what is learned in the city of Beijing through the Green Trucks China project.
About the Grantee
Address
Vijzelstraat 68-78
Amsteredam, 1017 HL Netherlands
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
The Smart Freight Centre’s mission is to make the global freight and logistics sector more efficient, low carbon, and environmentally sustainable. Freight is a major contributor to climate change and reducing its emissions is now a focus of the Climate Initiative. The centre will implement a global strategy that includes working with private sector actors, shippers, and carriers in measuring emissions and provide trainings to accelerate the procurement of zero-emission freight vehicles. The Smart Freight Centre will continue to test its strategy in China and Europe with plans to expand to India and the U.S. (Substrategy: Transport Electrification)
for general operating support  
The Smart Freight Centre’s mission is to make the global freight and logistics sector more efficient, low carbon, and environmentally sustainable. Freight transport is growing rapidly, as commerce and trade increases, and its associated emissions with current technologies and fuels in trucks and ships contribute to climate change. The Centre will implement a global strategy that includes working with the private sector actors, shippers, and carriers in measuring emissions, incorporating technology innovation, improvements in logistics, and system efficiency to reduce carbon emissions. The Smart Freight Centre will continue to test its strategy in China and Europe and apply it globally.

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