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DHL Global Forwarding says it has neutralised the carbon emissions of all less-than-container load (LCL) ocean freight shipments since January 2021.

By using certified, sustainable marine fuels (SMF), the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group says it has reduced over 36,300 tonnes of Tank-to-Wheel CO2 emissions for all LCL ocean freight shipments port-to-port. In addition, 52,800 tonnes of C02 emissions (Well-to-Wheel) related to pick-up and delivery from and to the ports were compensated with offsetting over the last year.

As previously reported, DHL Global Forwarding announced the new green service for LCL ocean freight shipments, in September 2020. This was followed by the introduction of a similar service for full container load (FCL) shipments in June 2021.

Commenting, Dominique von Orelli, Global Head of Ocean Freight at DHL Global Forwarding, said since the start of the company’s decarbonising process for all LCL ocean freight shipments, it had been using sustainable marine fuels for 370,599 shipments.

‘We are now providing our LCL GoGreen Plus service to more than 2,500 customers, supporting their carbon emission goals without extra costs,’ said von Orelli, adding, ‘following this great success we have decided to continue the decarbonisation of all LCL shipments for our customers at no extra costs.’

As part of its ESG strategy Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 (Mission 2050).

Last July Bunkerspot spoke with DHL Global Forwarding’s Vice President, Global Head of GoGreen Program, about the importance of carbon insetting for driving shipping’s decarbonisation. Click here to read the full interview.

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