Collaboration Across All Shipping Industry Sectors
Rather than focusing on one facet of the shipping industry, CRT brings members from across the intermodal industry, including beneficial cargo owners and logistics suppliers, to the table, ensuring a shared, cohesive vision.
The only shipping industry association in the United States dedicated to striking a responsible balance between environmental sustainability and a competitive, effective intermodal system.
An industry leader in proactively identifying and supporting best practice that drives more effective and environmentally responsible movement of freight, mitigating the need for legislative intervention.
Promoting best practice solutions to improve port performance, air quality, infrastructure reliability, and velocity of freight flow through our nation’s ports.
history of ECONOMIC & ENVIRONMENTAL
Success Through Supply Chain Improvements
Coalition members committed to supporting the movement of cargo via clean port trucks, reducing particulate emissions to half the industry standard. These voluntary efforts helped to convince the EPA to shift focus from new regulatory efforts.
Launched the National Terminal Efficiency Initiative to reduce chronic port congestion and resulting emissions in ports across the country.
Partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund resulted in clean truck programs in ports of Seattle, Tacoma, Oakland, New York/New Jersey, Norfolk, and Charleston.
Collaborated in a pilot program at the Port of Oakland to eliminate empty truck miles from the freight system, reducing emissions, via an import/export container-matching platform.
Developed proposals adopted by Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, establishing a goal of a one-hour visit time for trucks servicing port terminals.
and enhancing collaboration between all industry sectors
For more than a decade, CRT has been a leading industry advocate with a track record of success. The Coalition for Responsible Transportation serves as a common forum for sharing knowledge, identifying and promoting environmentally friendly industry best practices, and advocating our member industries’ shared perspective in legislative and regulatory activities.
By facilitating a proactive attitude of compliance and innovation in emissions reductions, we have helped to shape the national narrative for responsible environmental regulatory reform.
The Coalition for Responsible Transportation (CRT) https://responsibletrans.org/fully supports the development of Green House Gas (GHG) reduction goals being developed for international shipping by the International Maritime Organization. CRT, though, expresses its opposition to the proposal advocating for mandated speed restrictions for all types of vessels put forward to the next IMO MEPC 74 meeting. Any use […]
The effective and efficient flow of freight in the United States faces unprecedented challenges and tremendous opportunities. Evolving government policy and regulation driven by societal demands continues and will not abate. Availability of a well-trained labor force, particularly acute in the trucking industry, will likely continue to be a challenge as our economy continues to […]
IMO 2020’s pending impact As the shipping industry comes to grips with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) January 1, 2020 regulatory requirements to substantially reduce the Sulphur content in marine fuels, many served by the shipping industry are largely unaware of the potential impact of the these and other environmental regulations. Download White Paper Other […]
CRT Submits Letter to Federal Maritime Commission Supporting Commission’s Formation of Southern States Cooperative Chassis Pool
In June of 2018, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) filed an agreement with the port authorities of Georgia and South Carolina in which these parties agreed to form a “Southern States Cooperative Chassis Pool.” This effort is worthy of recognition and support, as it will provide a long-needed expanded chassis pool for the South Atlantic […]
CRT Submits Letter to California Air Resources Board Supporting CARB Staff’s Recommendation Against Indirect Resource Rules
In July 2015, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) implemented Governor Jerry Brown’s Executive Order B-32-15. This order directed several agencies to collaborate with stakeholders to develop integrated action plans that would improve the efficiency of the state’s goods movement systems and reduce related emissions. CARB, Caltrans, and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic […]
In 2010, CRT and EDF launched a National Clean Trucks Initiative that is designed to give port communities across the country the tools, resources and support they need to implement comprehensive plans to reduce diesel emissions from port drayage trucks in an efficient, responsible, cost-effective and sustainable manner in ports across the country. Read the […]
By facilitating a proactive attitude of compliance and innovation in emissions reductions,