DHL Global Forwarding Decarbonizes Ocean Freight Shipments - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, GHG Emissions  -  May 2, 2022

DHL Global Forwarding Decarbonizes Ocean Freight Shipments

DHL Global Forwarding neutralized the carbon emissions of all less-than-container load (LCL) ocean freight shipments since January 2021 by using certified, sustainable marine fuels (SMF).

The company reduced over 36,300 tons of Tank-to-Wheel1 CO2 emissions for all LCL ocean freight shipments port-to-port. In addition, 52,800 tons of C02 emissions (Well-to-Wheel2) related to pick-up and delivery from and to the ports were compensated with offsetting over the last year.

"Since the start of our decarbonizing process for all our LCL ocean freight shipments, we have been using sustainable marine fuels for 370,599 shipments. We are now providing our LCL GoGreen Plus service to more than 2,500 customers, supporting their carbon emission goals without extra costs. This marks an important step for us at DHL Global Forwarding and validates that we are on the right track in driving sustainable logistics solutions in the maritime sector to contribute to climate protection. Following this great success we have decided to continue the decarbonization of all LCL shipments for our customers at no extra costs," said Dominique von Orelli, Global Head of Ocean Freight at DHL Global Forwarding, in a statement.

DHL's GoGreen Plus service paves the way to the clean energy transition by offering customers various solutions for minimizing logistics-related emissions and other environmental impacts along the entire supply chain. CO2 emissions are reduced in both air and ocean freight, and additionally, the remaining part of the supply chain is made climate neutral by full lifecycle emission compensation. The product offering GoGreen Plus is part of the Group's mid-term sustainability roadmap for 2030 and contributes to the sub-target of having at least 30% of fuel requirements covered by sustainable fuels. To reduce CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement, the group will spend EUR7 billion in sustainable fuel and clean technologies by 2030.

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