DHL adds sustainable marine fuel option for container shipments

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DHL Global Forwarding has introduced another Sustainable Marine Fuel (SMF) service for ocean freight as part of its sustainability strategy.
Following the success of the launch of a similar service for Less-than-Container Load (LCL) shipments, they are now extending the carbon reduction option to Full-Container Load (FCL) shipments.
Customers can easily choose the use of sustainable biofuels via the myDHLi Quote + Book function, which also includes a carbon calculator.
Offering the option of using SMF is another step towards cleaner and greener ocean freight, in line with Deutsche Post DHL Group's Mission 2050 of net-zero emissions logistics.
"The launch of our Sustainable Marine Fuel service for the neutralization of carbon emissions for LCL shipments was very successful," said Dominique von Orelli, global head of ocean freight, Global Forwarding.
"The SMF based service makes it easy for our customers to reduce their carbon footprint and has been very well received so far. We are very excited that we can now also offer this option for FCL shipments and provide our customers with the opportunity to decarbonize their entire ocean freight trade lanes."
With the launch of the SMF service, which is now available for all ocean freight shipments, DHL Global Forwarding is not only making it easier to access sustainable deliveries for its customers, but also raises awareness for sustainable alternatives.
The carbon reduction is achieved by DHL Global Forwarding purchasing SMF through partners and matching it with the amount consumed in the FCL shipment.