time:matters offers first and last mile carbon offsetting on German rail network

Time critical logistics firm time:matters is adding carbon emissions offsetting to the first and last mile of its ic:kurier shipments using Germany’s ICE, IC and EC train network.

The Lufthansa Group company has since late 2019 offset all the CO2 emissions relating to its airmates On Board Courier service. The company is now setting the next important milestone in its sustainability initiative.

The ic:kurier service allows shipments to be transported in a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly manner by rail both within Germany, which already runs on 100% green power, and also to and from Amsterdam, Basel, Paris and Vienna.

In Germany alone, the network incorporates more than 100 stations and represents an eco-friendly alternative to direct delivery.

Customers can use the time:matters booking page to submit transport requests for ic:kurier shipments with just a few clicks and without time-consuming registration.

These requests are quoted in real time and can be booked immediately.

This service is targeted at industry customers in the life and health and other sectors, small and medium-sized enterprises, and private individuals alike.

Commented Lars Krosch, COO of time:matters: “The environmentally-friendly CO2 compensation of all last and first mile transfers of ic:kurier shipments within Germany represents our next consistent step towards a sustainable, innovative transport portfolio.

“We are also working with our partners on further projects aimed at reducing our carbon footprint.

“There is increasing demand for environmentally responsible transport solutions among our customers as well. In addition to speed and reliability, sustainability has become an important requirement for supply chains.”

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