DB Schenker says it is the first logistics company to switch its entire Less-than Container Load (LCL) volumes with CMA CGM to regular carbon-free production.
It says it has signed a purchase contract for more than 2500 tons of biofuel with shipping and logistics company CMA CGM.
“DB Schenker is striving to be the world’s leading partner in logistics, embracing a forward and future-oriented approach,” Mark Rodgers, Acting Director Ocean Freight, Australia & New Zealand at DB Schenker, says.
“To reach this goal, we have focused on six strategic targets, one of which is to be a sustainability leader,” he adds.
He says he thanks CMA CGM for the partnership and encourages DB Schenker’s customers to join the two companies on their sustainability journey.
DB Schenker notes 2500 tons is more than required to transport all LCL volumes for it and its customers.
It says it will reach net carbon zero-emissions on a well-to-wake basis in the LCL segment.
“We are excited to make a significant investment in reducing the CO2 footprint in container sea freight,” Thorsten Meincke, Global Board Member for Air & Ocean Freight at DB Schenker, says.
“Running on biofuel marks another important step towards greener supply chains and pays into our overall sustainability agenda in ocean freight,” he adds.
DB Schenker says by joining forces with CMA CGM to offer green container transport, which immediately reduces the environmental footprint of maritime transport, both companies make a significant step towards decarbonising ocean freight.
“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 per cent of its consumption by 2023,” Olivier Nivoix, Executive Vice President, Lines at CMA CGM Group, says.
“We already offer our customers a range of turnkey solutions to tackle their carbon footprint,” he adds.
He says biofuel is one of the solutions to decarbonise shipping, and that CMA CGM is delighted about the bold partnership it is launching with DB Schenker.
He adds that CMA CGM continues to invest heavily in research and development alongside its industrial partners to identify the energy sources of the future.
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.
According to DB Schenker, the cooperation has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 7000 tons CO2 well-to-wake, which corresponds with at least 100 per cent of the WTW emissions of the LCL containers handled with CMA CGM, making it one of the most significant deals in ocean freight logistics.
It says biofuel can integrate into regular operations without infrastructure or supply chain adjustments. It adds that it is practical and suitable for everyday use because it is produced from waste materials such as used cooking oils.
DB Schenker says it is committed to sustainable development and this is backed by concrete and tangible actions.
Like other sustainable products, such as flights with Sustainable Aviation Fuel, DB Schenker notes its customers can truly strengthen their decarbonisation agenda.
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