Transportation causes significant environmental impacts – not least in the form of carbon dioxide emissions – but the development of improved vehicles, components and fuels is moving ahead quickly. Impacts can be moderated by everything from energy-optimized driving habits to hybrid engine technology and even ambitious proposals for far-reaching infrastructure upgrades.

Rotor sails reduce emissions on the Baltic Sea

In the labyrinthic waterways between Sweden and Finland, the cruise ferries bounce back and forth through the archipelagos. But when it comes to technology development, it is full speed ahead for Viking Line: composite rotor sails, LNG fuel and heat power will make their new ferry the most climate efficient to date.

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Absorbents save money and transports

Moisture damage on container shipments costs billions every year. Absortech's moisture protection systems absorb moisture in the containers, saving the products and reducing the waste.

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Light and strong aircraft structures

Laser-welded lightweight structures can make aircraft engines much lighter without compromising strength. The technology saves fuel and reduces emissions, and the developer, GKN Aerospace, expects it to have a lot of traction.

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Cleaner mining operations with electric loaders

Underground electric loaders improve operational costs, eliminate noise and diesel emissions and minimize the need for underground ventilation. Atlas Copco's new battery powered loaders match the power of diesel loaders, and offer smart automated functions.

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The ships of the future are here

The shipping company Furetank is making their fleet more environment friendly and sustainable through a range of measures, e.g. adopting LNG (liquid natural gas) as fuel. The new vessels will emit less, reduce climate impact and provide competitive advantage.

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Water efficient washing of heavy vehicles

During the summer of 2017 articles from our growing archive will be republished. This one was first published in January 2013. “Access to clean water has become an increasingly important issue in many countries,” says Robert Sundell, President of Westmatic. “We have by far the most environmentally friendly systems available in the market for washing buses, trucks and trains....

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Towards fossil-free domestic goods transport

When transport solutions are purchased, environmental impact is just one of many parameters to consider, and in lack of regulations and minimum standards it is not always the first priority. Nevertheless, sustainable logistics is developing quickly: DSV Road, for instance, has reduced emissions substantially thanks to optimizations and biofuels.

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The Swedish project Advantage Environment provides information about existing and future products designed to reduce environmental impacts.

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