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DHL ready to replace heavy oils with marine biofuels

The freight specialist is keen to cut its carbon footprint
The freight specialist is keen to cut its carbon footprint
DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, will be neutralising the carbon emissions of its ocean freight shipments from New Year’s Day.
In line with its Mission 2050 – Zero Emissions, DHL is committed to transitioning to clean and sustainable sea freight transport for all of its less-than-container load (LCL) journeys.
The CO2 compensation for all LCL shipments will be achieved by using maritime biofuels as well as utilising existing and new partnerships.
Tim Scharwath, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding and Freight, said: “To fight against climate change, the transport sector needs true decarbonisation.
“For us at DHL Global Forwarding, sustainable fuel solutions are the key lever to change the fuel mix and ultimately reduce carbon emissions in ocean freight.
“This is why we have taken the decision to neutralise the carbon emission of all our LCL shipments."
He added: “Even though we are in unprecedented times, due to the ongoing pandemic, we have to make sure that climate protection and sustainability efforts remain at the forefront.”
Heavy oil that would ordinarily be used is to be replaced with sustainable marine biofuel onboard a preselected container vessel.
In addition, DHL Global Forwarding has a GoGreen carrier evaluation programme, which allows the freight forwarder to give preference to carriers with strong environmental performance.
The freight specialist is keen to cut its carbon footprint