This endpoint returns CO2e emissions (i.e CO2e equivalent emissions) in grams (g) for a voyage from a given inland port to another using the inland waterways network.

Origin and destination

The origin and destination ports can be given either as locodes or as coordinates.
You must provide either fromLocode or fromCoordinates and either toLocode or toCoordinates.

Cargo specifications

Several parameters allow you to define the specification of the cargo carried : nContainers, containerSizeTypeCode, weight.
The following container types are supported by our API :
20GP or 22G1 (20ft, General purpose (Standard)) [Default]
40GP or 42G1 (40ft, General purpose (Standard)),
40HC or 45G1 (40ft High cube, General Purpose),
22R1 (20ft, Reefer),
40NOR or 42R1 (40ft, Reefer),
40REHC or 45R1 (40ft High cube, Reefer)

Here are common use cases :

FCL

use the parameters nContainers and containerSizeTypeCode. We recommend to use the parameter containerSizeTypeCode to precise the size and type of the containers. We will estimate the weight of the cargi based on the container specifications providesd.

LCL

use the parameters weight in combination with an appropriate containerTypeSizeCode (In case of reefer, you can choose 22R1)

Default

Use the parameters weight without container specifications.

Vessel

If known, the type of inland vessel can be given. By default, a motor vessel is always used to compute CO2e (MOTOR_VESSEL).

Response

The response contains WTT (well-to-tank) and TTW (tank-to-wheels) CO2e emissions in grams (g) for the amount of goods carried. It also contains the intensity factor (grams of CO2e per ton.kilometer) which is calculated from the WTW CO2e emissions, the distance and the weight (in properties).

The response contains a parameters field which contains all the parameters that were passed in the query and the default values if some parameters were not passed.

The response contains a properties field which contains the useful information that was used for the calculation, for example the distance of the route calculated. The property dataType precises if the data used to calculate the CO2 emissions is default data (representarive of average operating practices) or modeled data (taking into account vehicle information).

Methodology references

The emissions are calculated using the GLEC framework.

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