BlueBoxAir calculates airfreight CO2 emissions in real time

Tracking software BlueBoxAir allows airfreight stakeholders to calculate the CO2 emissions of each shipment in real time and in detail.

The goal is to measure the CO2 footprint as precisely as possible at the shipment level, so that it can then be offset.

Developer BlueBox Systems’ software is already actively in use, alongside jointly developed partner software SmartAir!, with Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.

A spokesperson for BlueBox Systems said that current carbon tracking tools provide CO2 unit values based only on weight and distance.

Said the BlueBox spokesperson: “This makes the emissions an estimate. BlueBoxAir provides the accuracy that logistics companies and their customers are looking for.

“By specifically assigning the shipment to a flight, the type of aircraft used, and its real- time flight data, the exact CO2 emissions per product shipped can be calculated.”

BlueBoxAir provides a level of detail and reporting with real-time data on delivery, targeted to optimize supply chains. It achieves this by using GPS coordinates of individual aircraft as well as airport data to collect accurate stopover and loading data.

Added the spokesperson: “The easy- to-use user interface, coupled with many reporting and analysis tools implemented as standard, result in an overview that is unique in the market – centralised via one platform.”

BlueBox Systems chief executive Martin Schulze said: “The integration of CO2 data into our BlueBoxAir solution was the logical next step for us in its further development.

“With the data we acquire through our platform, we provide exactly the overview that companies will need in the future with a strengthened focus on sustainability and emissions sensitization

“This brings the important factor of CO2 footprint into supply chain optimization, allowing BlueBoxAir users to save up to 25% CO2.”

Rasmus Hage, key account manager smart visibility at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, said: “The calculation and compensation of CO2 emissions is playing an increasingly important role for our customers.

“The fact that we are one of the first to be able to satisfy this high demand with our joint solution SmartAir! through our collaboration with BlueBox Systems makes us very proud.

“Because it is not only important for our customers, but also for the environment.”

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