Smart Freight Centre (SFC) has published a methodology harmonising emissions accounting and reporting in the breakbulk segment.

Smart Freight Centre

Source: Smart Freight Centre

Following requests from breakbulk shipping industry stakeholders, SFC created a standard methodology for the calculation and reporting of logistics emissions in accordance with and in alignment to the existing industry and international standards, namely the GLEC Framework1 and ISO 140832. 

This, SFC said, will lead to a unified and transparent GHG accounting and reporting methodology within the breakbulk sector, expected to trigger an increase in reporting and to lay a foundation for a more structured collaboration on GHG emission reduction initiatives in this sector. This includes the calculation and reporting of life cycle emissions in the form of well-to-wake (WTW) and CO2 equivalents which can be further split into well-to-tank and tank-to-wake emissions. 

The publication was led and written by Marcus Lomax, technical manager at SFC. The working group included Steve Spoljaric from Bechtel Corporation, with the publication supported by representatives from Kiewit, AAL Shipping, BBC Chartering, DHL Global Forwarding, dship Carriers, Fracht Group and Spliethoff.

It can be found here.