GLEC EU Plenary meeting in Amsterdam

Associations, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Ports & Terminals — By on December 7, 2017 at 11:49 AM

FEPORT’s President, Gunther Bonz.

GLEC EU Plenary meeting in Amsterdam: FEPORT engages in a constructive strategy review with other parties of the supply chain

Last December 1st, FEPORT announced the alignment of the revised EEEG Guidelines with the GLEC framework[1].

As previously communicated, APM Terminals, Contship Italia, EUROGATE, HHLA, Hutchison Ports and PSA have agreed on a first revision to the EEEG Guidelines[2]. The revision of the guidelines took place in cooperation with FEPO

RT’s Environment, Safety and Security Committee.

 The updated version of the Guidelines takes into consideration the latest scientific developments, such as revising emissions factors, whilst also aligned the guidelines with the GLEC Framework. This ensures that operators have the necessary tools at their disposal to calculate their emissions in line with other key players in the logistics chain.

FEPORT is committed to ensuring that the guidelines are updated periodically to take into consideration further developments.

FEPORT President, Mr. Gunther Bonz, stated “the revision of the EEEG Guidelines signify an important development in terminal operators’ commitment to addressing carbon emissions in a proactive manner”. Mr. Bonz continued, “As an industry, we are working with our partners throughout the logistics chain to ensure emission reductions are handled in a cooperative manner, with each operator being ultimately responsible for their own emissions”.

Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid

FEPORT Secretary General, Ms. Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid, commented: “What is now needed is cooperation with the European institutions, other players in the supply chain as well as authorities, be it at local or national level, to ensure a coordinated and consistent approach to this important topic. 

We believe that the work[3] with GLEC has proven to be a good first step in this regard, and we look forward to further cooperation in the future”.

“On December 6th, 2017, FEPORT has participated in the EU plenary meeting of GLEC and has committed to continue to work with other industries currently taking action to reduce their emissions”. 

“We believe that methodologies, created by the industry and for the industry, are the best way to proceed for calculating emissions, but this implies real proactively by industry“, concluded FEPORT Secretary General.

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[1] What the GLEC Framework is one universal and transparent way of calculating logistics emissions across the global multi-modal supply chain. The GLEC Framework builds on existing methodologies such as CEN 16258, Clean Cargo Working Group, IATA RP 1678 and SmartWay, as well as outputs from the EU funded project COFRET and the US National Cooperative Freight Research Program. The GLEC Framework version 1.0 is backed by industry and other key stakeholders and was launched in June 2016. Read more here.

[2] The EEEG Guidelines, first published in 2012, was created to provide container terminal operators with advice and instruction on the elements to be included and excluded in reporting greenhouse gas emissions, as part of terminal-level carbon footprinting and analyses.

[3] Press Release: SFC and FEPORT sign an MoU to incorporate the most appropriate existing methodologies for port terminals in the GLEC Framework

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