DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has introduced a Sustainable Marine Fuel service for Full-Container Load ocean freight shipments. Customers can choose the use of sustainable biofuels e.g. via the myDHLi Quote + Book function, which also includes a carbon calculator.
“The launch of our Sustainable Marine Fuel service for the neutralization of carbon emissions for LCL shipments was very successful” said Dominique von Orelli, Global Head of Ocean Freight at DHL Global Forwarding. “The SMF based service makes it easy for our customers to reduce their carbon footprint and has been very well received so far. We are very excited that we can now also offer this option for FCL shipments and provide our customers with the opportunity to decarbonize their entire ocean freight trade lanes.”
The carbon reduction is achieved by DHL Global Forwarding purchasing SMF through partners and matching it with the amount consumed in the FCL shipment. Through the "book & claim" mechanism, there is no requirement for physical traceability of the fuel through a supply chain, as the environmental attributes of the SMF are separated from and can be purchased independently from the physical fuel.
The use of sustainable marine fuels is an important lever for DHL Global Forwarding to reduce the environmental footprint of ocean freight. When selecting sustainable marine fuels, care is taken to ensure that they are produced with sustainable feedstock and do not conflict with other sustainability requirements, such as food production. Waste-based biofuels must meet the requirements to be considered the cleanest biofuels currently available on the market according to strict sustainability standards.
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