Sustainable Freight Fact Sheets

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To help you understand the plethora of Environmental regulations, policies and organsiations related to transport and logistics Sustainable Freight has developed a series of Fact Sheets. The Fact Sheets can be accessed by clicking the 'find out more' link.

For any information on the Fact Sheets please contact Sustainable Freight here

 

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International Policy and Regulations

 

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (And Australia)

The UNFCC is the premier global forum for climate change negotiations at the United Nations. It developed out of the Rio Earth summit in 1992. Find out more here ...

 

 

The International Maritime Organisation Fact Sheet

The IMO - the United Nations specialised agency with responsibility for the safety and securing of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by sea has been front and centre over the years in looking to ensure shipping becomes more enviornmentally sustainable. Find out more here ....

 

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Federal Policy and Regulations

 

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority and the Marine Enviornment

Shipping accounts for approximately 90% of the world's trade by volume. Despite only having a population of 23 million, Australia is the fifth largest shipping nation in terms of tonnes shipped. Find out more here....

 

National Environment Protection Measures

In the 1990's the federal, state and terrritorial governments agreed to intorduce measures that would ensure a co-operative national approach to the environment that would result in better protection with less territorial disputes. Find out more here ...

 

Australian Fuel Quality Standards

2002 marked the first time the Australian government implemented fuel quality standards for petrol and diesel. The Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000 placed on obligation on the fuel industry tomeet strict environmental requirments. Find out more here ...

 

Hazardous Waste (Regulations of Exports and Imports) Fact Sheet

The Hazardous Waste (Regulations of Exports and Imports) Act 1989 is legislation that ensures hazardous material is disposed of safely. It covers both the import and export of material to and from Australia to ensure the safety of people and the enviornment at home and abroad. Find out more here ....

 

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State Policy and Regulations

 

Protection of Marine Waters Act Fact Sheet

South Australia has a specific law to deal with the prevention of pollution from shipping. Introduced in 1987 the Protection of Marine Waters Act forces all SA ports and ships operating within its waters to comply with a series of legislative requirements to ensure the protection of the marine environment. Find out more ....

 

 

Climate Change and Greenhouse Emissions Reductions Act 2007

The Climate Change and Greenhouse Emissions Reductions Act 2007 is South Australia's primary piece of legislation that deals with climate change. The Act provides mesures to address climate change and sets targets to achieve a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions with the state. Find out more here ....

 

 

Biofuel Regulations in New South Wales

New South Wales has been active in supporting the development and use of biofuel to lower the state's emissions. In 2007 the NSW government passed the Biofuel (Ethanol Content) Act 2007, coming into effect in October of that year. Find out more ....

 

The EPA Act 1993 (South Australia) Fact Sheet

The above act imposes an environmental duty on businesses to take all reasonable and practicable measures to prevent or minimise any resulting environmental harm. The Act is administered by the Enviornmental Protection Authority of South Australia. Find out more here ....

 

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Sea Freight

 

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority and the Marine Enviornment

Shipping accounts for approximately 90% of the world's trade by volume. Despite only having a population of 23 million, Australia is the fifth largest shipping nation in terms of tonnes shipped. Find out more here....

 

 

The International Maritime Organisation Fact Sheet

The IMO - the United Nations specialised agency with responsibility for the safety and securing of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by sea has been front and centre over the years in looking to ensure shipping becomes more enviornmentally sustainable. Find out more here ....

 

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Air Freight

 

Adelaide and Sydney Airport Curfews

The operation of aircraft generates noise and this can have an adverse reaction from those that live near airports. To mitigate these impacts on the local community in proximity to airports at Adelaide and Sydney a curfew exists that resrticts activity to specific aircraft and operations between the hours of 11pm and 6am. Find out more here ....

 

 

More Efficient, Greener and Quieter Aircraft

 Air freight is essential to the movement of time-sensitive freight such as fresg, chilled or frozen perishables. Due to the energy needed to fuel aircraft and the associated costs it is important that the aircraft and engine manufacturing industry continue to invest in developing more energy efficient aircraft. Find out more here ....

 

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General Freight

 

Freight Transport Environmental Regulation (Document A) and (Document B)

There are a range of enviornmental regulations that apply to all industries, including the transport and logistics sector. These standards place controls on air quality, noise and vibration among otheres. Find out more here ....

 

 

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