Open access freight emissions calculator launched

Source: Pledge

A free-to-use freight emissions calculator has been launched by logistics climate tech firm Pledge.

The open-access service will provide freight forwarders with a breakdown of how emissions are calculated at each stage of the transport journey based on Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) methodology.

The calculator, which is available on the Pledge website, requires freight origin, destination, and shipment weight to make calculations.

Inputting additional data points such as vessel numbers, carrier codes, and flight numbers will improve routing and subsequent emissions calculation accuracy.

The company said that the need to report and track emissions was becoming increasingly important.

David de Picciotto, co-founder and chief executive, Pledge, said: “With rising consumer concerns about corporate greenwashing and the EU’s proposed Green Claims Directive, businesses are demanding better emissions transparency and visibility in their supply chains.

“We built our freight emissions calculator to show freight forwarders how our platform can deliver value for their supply chain customers in minutes.”

“The UK and the EU are starting to mandate the reporting of supply chain emissions, meaning there will be pressure on shippers to calculate and report their emissions in the near future,” said de Picciotto.

“Our freight emissions calculator shows freight forwarders how Pledge can help them get ahead of the curve by offering accredited emissions reporting to shippers and other supply chain partners who will be required to meet these regulations.”

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]