DHL Global Forwarding expands GoGreen Plus Service
DHL Global Forwarding has expanded its GoGreen Plus Service to provide emissions reductions for air freight.
Following on from the introduction of DHL’s GoGreen Plus Service for ocean freight, customers can now also neutralise their CO2 emissions for air freight on all trade lanes.
Emissions are reduced by replacing the amount of conventional fossil fuel needed with sustainable fuel and customers can pick and choose which parts of their supply chain they want to decarbonise.
The GoGreen Plus Service can be added while booking online, e.g., an air freight shipment via the myDHLi customer platform.
Thomas Mack, Global Head of Air Freight at DHL Global Forwarding, commented: “Every airplane and vessel emit their exhaust gases into the same atmosphere, and it is not decisive on which route or which means of transport biofuels are used.
“From a technological standpoint, our GoGreen Plus Service is currently the simplest, most efficient and sustainable way to reduce CO2 emissions in transportation. As one of the world’s leading logistics service providers, we see it as our responsibility to lead the way to greener transportation and to set a good example for others to follow.”
The GoGreen Plus Service is based on the displacement principle: the more customers book the service; the more alternative fuel or clean technology is used – making transport chains greener step by step. Following this principle, the appropriate amount of biofuel is purchased for the respective air or ocean freight shipment and used in the partners’ ships and aircrafts.
DHL Global Forwarding recently ordered large volumes of sustainable aviation fuel through Air France KLM Martinair Cargo and United Airlines’ Eco Skies Alliance. The emission reductions also help DHL’s customers to work towards their climate targets. With the “Book & Claim” mechanism, DHL can pass on the benefits of lower greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 3 emissions) to its customers.