In an effort to provide climate neutral shipments, DHL Global Forwarding will be neutralizing the carbon emissions of all less-than-container load (LCL) ocean freight shipments from January 1, 2021.
In line with Deutsche Post DHL Group’s “Mission 2050 – Zero Emissions”, DHL is committed to lead the transition to clean and sustainable sea freight transport.
To fight against climate change, the transport sector needs true decarbonization. This is why we have taken the decision to neutralize the carbon emission of all our LCL shipments globally.
…Tim Scharwath, CEO DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, said.
According to the company, the CO2 compensation for all LCL shipments will be achieved by using maritime biofuels, utilizing existing and new partnerships.
What is more, DHL has a GoGreen carrier evaluation program, which allows the freight forwarder to give preference to carriers with strong environmental performance.
DHL Group has been exploring renewable fuels as an important lever to minimize ocean freights’ impact on the environment. Following strict sustainability standards, the waste-based biofuels must meet the requirements to be qualified as the cleanest biofuels currently available on the market.
Concluding, based on the principles “Burn Less, Burn Clean”, the engagement within Deutsche Post DHL Group’s global GoGreen program also aims to optimize the carbon efficiency of the company’s transport network, fleet, and real estate. This includes reducing energy consumption, increasing the use of renewable energy sources and fuels, and optimizing transportation networks as well as pick-up and delivery routing.