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COFRET leads European discussions on the Carbon Footprint of Freight Transport

Key members of the COFRET consortium were joined by a representative of the European Commission to run a Special Session at the recent Transport Research Arena in Athens. The session entitled "Measuring Carbon Footprint of Freight Transport Chains" allowed an examination of existing practices in the topic area as well as a discussion of how this is informing the current work of the COFRET consortium in terms of harmonising existing methodologies.

COFRET sets out the importance of electronic data exchange for the calculation of carbon footprint along a transport chain

The COFRET consortium was pleased to be able to present the significant opportunity that exists to link the emergence of electronic data transfer between different operators in the supply chain and the calculation of the carbon footprint for complete transport chains.

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