DSV launches book and claim to cut emissions across all modes

DSV’s new ‘book and claim’ system utilises the respective sustainable fuels for air and sea globally, and road freight within Europe.

The logistics giant has invested in large quantities of sustainable fuel to provide customers with decarbonisation solutions across all transport modes.

Replacing conventional fossil fuels with sustainable fuel alternatives can reduce CO2emissions by approximately 80-90%. But the market for sustainable fuels is still in its infancy and can be difficult to navigate.

DSV’s book and claim system tackles the challenges that many customers face when trying to purchase sustainable fuels as part of their supply chain decarbonisation strategies.

DSV takes care of finding the right producers, ensuring that the fuel is produced in accordance with guidelines and standards.

Said Jens Bjørn Andersen, Group CEO, DSV: “Sustainable fuels are a key component of DSV’s ongoing strategy to reduce CO2 emissions and mitigate the climate impact of transport and logistics.”

Collaborating with the customer, DSV calculates the CO2 emissions from the specific shipments and transport modes, and then allocates the appropriate volume of sustainable fuels required to decarbonise the customers shipment.

Passing on the ownership of the CO2 reductions to the customer, DSV ensures that the CO2 saved by the allocation of sustainable fuel can then be accounted for within the customer’s CO2reports.

DSV’s book and claim solution uses the latest industry guidance and Science Based Target initiative principles. The process is verified by a third-party auditor and documented across the value chain, and customers will receive a declaration to validate their emission reductions.

While seeking to leverage the full potential of sustainable fuels, the transport and logistics industry still faces several challenges. Costs remain higher than fossil fuels, availability is limited to specific geographies, and further investment is required to increase production levels.

Bjørn Andersen believes that further investment can help drive further adoption of sustainable fuels within the industry: “Our customers are increasingly conscious of their carbon footprint and continuing to offer new services that align with their needs goes hand in hand with meeting our own sustainability objectives.”

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