DHL adds sustainable fuel option for full-container load shipments

DHL Global Forwarding has introduced a new Sustainable Marine Fuel (SMF) service for ocean freight.

The service is part of the company’s sustainability strategy to reduce its main haul carbon emissions. The launch comes after the rollout of a similar service for Less-than-Container Load shipments.

DMH say the carbon reduction option for Full-Container Load shipments is a step on the way to the Group’s 2050 mission on net-zero emissions logistics.

Kelvin Leung, CEO DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific, says the logistics service provider is in a prime position to offer customers easier ways to reduce their carbon footprint.

“The launch of this new service reinforces our push toward a cleaner and more sustainable supply chain for our customers,” Kelvin says.

The SMF service is now available for all ocean freight shipments.

A “book & claim” mechanism omits the need for physical traceability of the fuel through a supply chain.

International fashion company Lindex is the first customer to switch to sustainable marine fuel for its FCL ocean freight.

Johan Engen, Director of Logistics at Lindex, says the fashion chain is decarbonising its entire ocean freight shipments with the help of DHL.

“We are at a turning point for our entire society. It is time to embrace innovation and collaboration, and together create the new normal we all would like to see – business models that are climate neutral, empowering, circular and truly sustainable,” John says.

By 2030, DHL wants to invest $11 billion in climate-neutral logistics solutions and cover at least 30 per cent of its sustainable fuel requirements.

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