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Truck emission rules set to tighten

From January 1, 2019, there will be a requirement that all newly produced trucks within the EU will have to have their CO2 emissions and fuel consumption determined and declared.

This will increase transparency around the fuel consumption of heavy-duty vehicles in the EU market.

Commission Regulation (EU)2017/2400 introduces a common method to objectively compare the performance of heavy-duty vehicles and to encourage the introduction of more fuel-efficient vehicles in the EU market.

The new regulation lays down provisions for the certification of truck components with an impact on CO2 emissions and the fuel consumption of vehicles (engines, gearboxes and torque converting components, axles, body, tyres and auxiliaries).

It also introduces the vehicle energy consumption calculation tool (VECTO) - a simulation tool developed for the purpose of determining and declaring CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of heavy-duty vehicles and lays down requirements for EU countries and manufacturers to approve and verify the conformity of components and the simulation process.

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FROM THE MAGAZINE: Shock monitoring in transformer transportation

September 18 - Damage to transformers during transit can go unnoticed until after installation. However, impact monitoring during the move can highlight problems and save considerable time and expense, according to impact monitoring equipment manufacturer SpotSee. 
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Insourcing: a threat to project forwarders?

September 14 - At the inaugural Project Cargo Summit, held at Rotterdam’s Onderzeebootloods this week, questions were raised about the future role of freight forwarders in the project cargo supply chain, as shippers start to bring their transport activities in-house.
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Huisman and ATC develop offshore training

September 12 - Huisman and Australasian Training Company (ATC) have signed a cooperation agreement for the development of offshore crane training packages in Singapore.
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LMA launches SOMWS

September 11 - Lloyds Market Association (LMA) plans to launch the Society of Offshore Marine Warranty Surveyors (SOMWS) on September 18.
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