Allocating Greenhouse Gas emissions to partial loads – Van der Wal B.V.

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Allocating Greenhouse Gas emissions to partial loads – Van der Wal B.V.



Company Name / Department Van der Wal B.V.
Contact Person Edwin Schouten
 Location Utrecht, The Netherlands
Optional remote work 50% (flexible)
Travel expenses (own account or reimbursed by the company) Own account
Housing arranged by company No
Housing expenses (how much per month, own account or subsidized by the company) Own account
Internship compensation  €550,- per month
Study program Operations Management and Logistics (focus on either transport or collaboration)
ESCF community Full member / CDT
Start date September 2023


Company Description

Van der Wal is a logistics service provider with offices in The Netherlands, England, Poland and Romania.

Our mission is to offer the best possible sustainable transport solution based on honesty and respect for people and society.


Project Description

Project description:

As a result of new EU regulations, logistics service providers such as Van der Wal have to report CO2 emissions to their customers. This includes a relative share for empty mileage (for example for picking up goods) and partial emission accounting if multiple loads end up in the same truck. While this is (not easy but) doable for full truckloads, allocating emissions to individual customers in less-than-truckload transportation is notoriously difficult.

The difficulties stem from non-homogeneous data on a per-customer level, but also non-homogeneous loads which can be restrictive in weight, loading meters, or volume.

In this master thesis, you will determine a formula to automatically allocate emissions. In collaboration with both carriers and customers, you will determine which customer and carrier data is inevitable for calculating emissions.

Goals of the project:

Have clarity on how the allocation of emissions should be calculated.


    Project should provide guidelines for the calculation of part loads emissions. This calculation should be in line with the new ISO norms and be an efficient tool for us and our customers.




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    Posted on

    May 5, 2023