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DHL decarbonises 100% of its LCL ocean freight shipments

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BANGALORE : DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsch Post DHL Group has managed to decarbonise 100 per cent of all its less-than-container load (LCL) ocean freight shipments since January 2021.

DHL said it has committed itself to making ocean freight sustainable clean, as part of the group’s “Mission 2050 – Zero Emissions”, which aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

The company attributed a huge part of the success to its sustainable marine fuel (SMF) option, which has led to a 36,000-ton reduction of Tank-to-Wheel CO2 emissions for its global ocean freight shipments port-to-port.

The freight forwarder also revealed that over the last year, 58,000 tons of Well-to-Wheel CO2 emissions related to pick-up and delivery from and to the ports were compensated with offsetting.

“Since the start of our decarbonising process for all our LCL ocean freight shipments, we have been using sustainable marine fuels for 370,599 shipments,” said Dominique von Orelli, Global Head of Ocean Freight at DHL Global Forwarding.

“We are now providing our LCL GoGreen Plus service to more than 2,500 customers, supporting their carbon emission goals without extra costs,” von Orelli said.

As of the beginning of 2022, DHL’s GoGreen Plus service is also available for both Air and Ocean Freight shipments including full-container-load (FCL).  The service option offers customers various solutions for minimising logistics-related emissions and other environmental impacts along the entire supply chain.

“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,” he said.

To bolster its success, von Orelli announced that DHL will to continue the decarbonisation of all LCL shipments for customers at no extra cost.

According to DHL, it will continue to invest €7 billion in sustainable fuel and clean technologies to reduce CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement.

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