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NEWS: Trucking fleets boost fuel economy 8th year in a row

"Investing in efficiency technologies is the new normal." Mike Roeth, Operation Lead Trucking Efficiency and Executive Director, NACFE

NEWS: Trucking fleets boost fuel economy 8th year in a row

By CWR August 24, 2016
Seventeen fleets operating more than 62,000 tractors and 217,000 trailers saw a 3 percent increase in fuel economy in 2015, saving an accumulative $501 million on fuel when compared to the 2015 national average fuel spend of 1.7 million over-the-road class 8 trucks. They achieved these gains by purchasing a variety of fuel efficiency technologies, according to the Annual Fleet Fuel Study released by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE). Read More.

"The Hammonia and Intermarine deal is a profitable model for retrofits that can be replicated across the industry." Jules Kortenhorst, CEO, Carbon War Room and Rocky Mountain Institute"

NEWS: Profit-Sharing Shipping Retrofit Deal Wins Business Green Award

By CWR July 7, 2016
At an award ceremony in London today, green media company Business Green presented its prestigious Energy Efficiency Project of the Year award to the landmark collaboration between shipowner Hammonia Reederei and charterer Intermarine, which was facilitated by a Carbon War Room (CWR) grant. The award recognises an innovative energy efficiency initiative that demonstrates clear financial payback. Judges were impressed by the deal’s ambition for 25 per cent fuel savings using multiple retrofit technologies on three vessels, and the unique contractual agreement that shares the risk and the profits between a shipowner and its charterer. Intermarine agreed to award Hammonia an above-market rate through an innovative retrofit clause in the charter-party agreement. Read More.

"THE ARRIVAL OF NEW CATEGORIES OF ENGINE OILS WILL HELP RAISE AWARENESS OF THE FUEL EFFICIENCY BENIFITS OF THE LARGE RANGE OF OILS AVAILABLE" Mike Roeth, Operation Lead, Trucking Efficiency

News: New Confidence Report Published on Low-Viscosity Lubricants

By Carbon War Room June 28, 2016
The latest Confidence Report released today by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and Carbon War Room gives the industry a foundational understanding of low-viscosity oil and how it contributes to efficiency. It helps fleets rationalize their investment in low-viscosity engine oil by providing an unbiased overview of the oil’s benefits and challenges. Since 2003, fleets have been ramping up their investments in lower-viscosity lubricants with adoption rates for engine oils reaching 40% among the largest, most efficiency-conscious fleets. However, adoption rates are much lower in the industry as a whole at 20%. Read More.
TRACTOR AERODYNAMICS PAY FOR THEMSELVES—DON’T BUY A TRACTOR WITHOUT THEM! IF YOU DO, YOU’LL REGRET IT!” Mike Roeth, executive director, North American Council for Freight Efficiency

TRACTOR AERODYNAMICS PAY FOR THEMSELVES—DON’T BUY A TRACTOR WITHOUT THEM! IF YOU DO, YOU’LL REGRET IT!” Mike Roeth, executive director, North American Council for Freight Efficiency

News: Trucking Efficiency Publishes Confidence Report On Tractor Aerodynamics

By CWR May 4, 2016
The latest Confidence Report released today by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and Carbon War Room explores the benefits and challenges of a variety of tractor aerodynamic devices. During the past 20 years, truck manufacturers have done a good job of improving the aerodynamics of sleeper tractors, saving up to 10% in fuel costs. Tractor aerodynamic devices improve fuel efficiency by reducing drag so that it takes less fuel to move down the road, especially at higher speeds. Read More.

"This deal provides the profitability of shipowners and charterers collaborating on multi-technology retrofits." José Maria Figueres, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room

News: Landmark Multi-Technology Ship Retrofit Expected To Slash Fuel Use By 25 Percent

By CWR March 9, 2016
Carbon War Room (CWR) announced today that a collaboration between Hammonia Reederei, a Hamburg-based shipowner, and New Orleans-based charterer Intermarine, has enabled the retrofit of three sister vessels with multiple efficiency technologies. Under anticipated operating conditions, each vessel is expected to see 25 percent fuel savings, to be shared between Hammonia and Intermarine. Read More.
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