WIT Press


Fuel Consumption And CO2-rates For Inland Vessels

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040621

Volume

75

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

236 kb

Author(s)

I. De Vlieger, L.I. Panis, H. Joul & E. Cornelis

Abstract

The objective for Flanders, Belgium, is to bring greenhouse gas emissions from transport in 2010 to the same level as in 1990. Under unchanged policy (Trend scenario) the CO2 emissions from freight transport would increase by 57% by 2010, compared to 1990, indicating that effective policy measures are needed. There has recently been much debate on policies to stimulate a ‘modal shift’ of road freight transport towards inland shipping in many European countries. Inhis respect, the question this publication is dealing with is: \“What is the added value of modal shift seen in the light of achieving the Kyoto goals concerning the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in Flanders (Belgium)?”. Various scenarios with varying growth rates for inland navigation were examined. A modal shift from road towards water would merely reduce the growth

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