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DFDS to acquire Turkey's U.N. Ro-Ro
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Etihad Cargo supports bustard relocation
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New CMA CGM rail link between UK and China
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Dutch add more short-sea capacity to London
LONDON: April 18, 2018. Dutch-based A2B-online Con...

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Saudia Cargo gets new CEO
JEDDAH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: April 17, 2018. F...

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Turkish Cargo to introduce new routes
ISTANBUL: April 17, 2018. Turkish Cargo is to begi...

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South Carolina opens second inland port
DILLON, SC: April 16, 2018. The South Carolina Por...

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North Sea Port reports increase in first combined traffic
GENT, Belgium: April 16, 2018. North Sea Port (NSP...

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Delta Cargo up 23 percent in Q1 2018
ATLANTA: April 12, 2018. Delta Air Lines has repor...

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DFDS to acquire Turkey's U.N. Ro-Ro
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Dutch add more short-sea capacity to London
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Turkish Cargo to introduce new routes
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North Sea Port reports increase in first combined...
Delta Cargo up 23 percent in Q1 2018...

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SEATTLE, WA: November 15, 2016. Alaska Airlines has become the world's first commercial airline to use a biofuel derived from timber residuals in sustainable forests on Native American land in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

The flight from Seattle to Washington National airport was powered by a 20 percent blend from the limbs, stumps and branches collected from forests owned by Weyerhaeuser, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes.

Alaska biofuelThe unique fuel has been produced by the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA), led by Washington State University. The five-year initiative is a partnership of 32 organizations from academia, aviation, private industry, and the federal government.

"Today is a tribute to all of our NARA partners to facilitate the revolutionary development of biojet and bioproduct industries in the Pacific Northwest using forest residuals that would otherwise become waste products," said Ralph Cavalieri, NARA executive director.

NARA partner Gevo used a patented technology to convert cellulosic sugars from wood waste into renewable isobutanol, which was then further converted into Gevo's Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) fuel.

According to the company, the use of forest residuals for biofuel feedstock does not compete with food production; air pollution is cut by the reduction of slash pile burning; and clearing residuals prepares a forest floor for replanting.

Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines' senior vice president of communications and external relations commented: "This latest milestone in Alaska's efforts to promote sustainable biofuels is especially exciting since it is uniquely sourced from the forest residuals in the Pacific Northwest."

The airline said replacing 20 percent of its entire fuel supply at Seattle airport would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 142,000 tonnes, the equivalent of taking 30,000 passenger vehicles off the road for one year.

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