DB Schenker and CMA CGM offer regular emission-free ocean freight

DB Schenker and CMA CGM offer regular emission-free ocean freight

DB Schenker has announced that it is set to be the first logistics company to switch its entire less than container load (LCL) volumes with CMA CGM to regular carbon-free production.

The company has signed a purchase contract for over 2,500 tons of biofuel with CMA CGM, which it says is “more than required” to transport all its LCL – and will mean “truly 100% net carbon zero transports with an immediate effect on the existing tonnage”.

DB Schenker customers can book the carbon-zero LCL option with immediate effect and receive a certificate of the emission reduction for their climate balance sheet.

The two companies say the cooperation has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 7,000 tons CO2e “well-to-wake” (the maritime term for full life cycle emissions from the oil well to the ship’s wake).

Thorsten Meincke, Global Board Member for Air & Ocean Freight at DB Schenker, commented: “We are excited to make a significant investment in reducing the CO2 footprint in container sea freight. Running on biofuel marks another important step towards greener supply chains and pays into our overall sustainability agenda in ocean freight. Our goal is to become a sustainability leader of the logistics industry and net carbon-zero by 2040, and we are ambitiously taking the lead here with CMA CGM.”

Olivier Nivoix, Executive Vice President, Lines, CMA CGM Group, added: “As a pioneer and a leader in sustainable shipping and logistics, the CMA CGM group has pledged that alternative fuels will cover at least 10 percent of its consumption by 2023. We already offer our customers a range of turnkey solutions to tackle their carbon footprint. Biofuel is one of the solutions to decarbonize shipping, and we are delighted about the bold partnership we are launching today with DB Schenker. CMA CGM continues to invest heavily in research and development alongside its industrial partners to identify the energy sources of the future.”

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