DHL Global Forwarding gets greener

By Roger Hailey

Photo: DHL

DHL Global Forwarding is expanding its GoGreen Plus Service from ocean freight to include air cargo customers, who can now neutralise CO2 emissions on all trade lanes.

Emissions are reduced by replacing the amount of conventional fossil fuel needed with sustainable fuel. Customers can pick and choose which parts of their supply chain they want to decarbonise.

The GoGreen Plus Service can be added while booking online, for example an airfreight shipment via the myDHLi customer platform.

This service is based on the displacement principle: the more customers book the service; the more alternative fuel or clean technology is used – making transport chains greener step by step.

The appropriate amount of biofuel is purchased for the respective air or ocean freight shipment and used in the partners’ ships and aircraft.

Thomas Mack, global head of air freight at DHL Global Forwarding, said: “Every airplane and vessel emit their exhaust gases into the same atmosphere, and it is not decisive on which route or which means of transport biofuels are used.

“From a technological standpoint, our GoGreen Plus Service is currently the simplest, most efficient and sustainable way to reduce CO2 emissions in transportation.

“As one of the world’s leading logistics service providers, we see it as our responsibility to lead the way to greener transportation and to set a good example for others to follow.”

The emission reductions also help DHL’s customers to work towards their climate targets. With the Book & Claim mechanism, DHL can pass on the benefits of lower greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 3 emissions) to its customers. 

As a part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s sustainability strategy, other divisions are also in the process of developing their GoGreen Plus Service.

Earlier this month, DHL Global Forwarding and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) teamed up on the purchase of 33m litres of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

DHL and Air France KLM partner on SAF

DHL Global Forwarding signs up for United’s SAF programme

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