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Additional Fact Sheets developed by Sustainable Freight

 

Intermodal Terminals: Environmental Benefits Fact Sheet

Australia's economy depends on the ability to move freight around the country for use of our ports for export. It is important for Australia's competitiveness that transport can maximise efficiencies to offer as competitive a price as possible. Find out more here ....

 

Freight Only Tolls: Advantages and Environmental Benefits

Tolls are rarely a popular option. However if the benefit to a road transport operator from a particular road development or upgrade through reduced distance or faster travel times exceeds the costs of the toll than the industry is broadly willing to pay a reasonably priced toll. Find out more here ....

 

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External Fact Sheets

 

Implement fuel efficiency improvements (Rail Freight)

Includes a wide range of strategies and technologies exist to improve fuel efficiency in the rail freight sector including weight reduction, driver assistance software, improved aerodynamics and throttle management. 

 

Energy use and energy efficiency opportunity data for commercial sector and small/medium businesses

 Report commissioned by the Federal Government's Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. The report provies information about the energy use and energy efficiency opportunity database to assist with economic and energy market modelling, including the warehuose sector - both refrigerated and non-refrigerated. Useful report to calculate energy saving opportunities and associated costs with warehousing.

 

Use alternative drivetrain engine technologies

Alternative drivetrain engine technologies can reduce energy loss and improve overall energy efficiency. Link contains examples of their implementation.

 

Opportunities – Rail Freight Transport

Includes examples of a a wide range of strategies and technologies to improve fuel efficiency in the rail freight sector including weight reduction, driver assistance software, improved aerodynamics and throttle management.

 

Opportunities - Road Freight

Significant fuel savings can be achieved by optimising driver and corporate practices. Opportunities targeting driver skills, attitudes to driving practices, planning techniques and procedures can provide significant savings when suitably applied to fleet management strategies.

 

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