International Freight

International freight involves intermodal transport including use of rail, ship, and truck.  Normally the freight is stored in an intermodal container, and there is no handling of the freight when changing modes.  Cargo handling and damage/loss is reduced, security is improved and ultimately freight is transported faster.   EERA specializes in analyzing international freight modes and assessing the mitigation benefits from reduced emissions. 

 

Sample Project

Health Effects Mitigation Analysis for International Freight Transportation

EERA quantified and compared mitigation benefits from reducing emissions from ships engaged in international trade, however the modeling tools developed can be applied across all freight modes.   Similar to regional health impact assessments for freight corridors, rail facilities, and other transportation modes, this study produced an activity-based assessment,  modeled ambient concentrations due to emissions, and applied population weighted health functions to determine health impacts from PM emissions.