DHL Global Forwarding, a unit of the Deutsche Post DHL Group will launch a new green service that allows customers to opt for carbon efficient ocean freight, which best fits their transport needs.
The new Green Danmar service - offered through Danmar Lines, DHL's own NVOCC (Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier) - enables customers to select a carrier for full container shipping, which is over 5 per cent more carbon efficient than the industry average.
In addition, they have the choice to combine this service with DHL's offsetting solution and turn their consignment into a CO2 free shipment, said a press release.
Environmentally conscious customers now have the option to further improve ocean freight carbon efficiency, and thus come one step closer to achieving their CO2 reduction goals.
With passing time, people are becoming more aware of the need to go green so that they may leave a habitable earth for the next generation. "Having a keen understanding of this reality, we, along with Green Danmar, are the first freight forwarding company to offer tailor-made green service for customers' ocean freight shipments according to their supply chain needs," the press release quoted DHL Global Forwarding Bangladesh Country Manager Nooruddin Chowdhury as saying.
The newly launched green service can be selected as an option by customers using DHL Ocean Direct FCL (Full Container Load) product.
Through a strict vendor management process, carriers whose carbon efficiency (g CO2/TEU km) is at least 5 per cent above the industry average are identified.
From the eligible green carriers, Danmar Lines will choose the one which best fits the customer's operational needs at the best cost available.
DHL Global Forwarding is a member of the Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG), which is a business-to-business initiative that creates practical tools for measuring and reducing the environmental impacts of global goods transportation.
Since 2007, DHL Global Forwarding has improved its carbon efficiency in ocean freight by over 40 per cent. The new evaluation scheme was introduced in December 2015 by providing ocean freight partners of DHL Global Forwarding with GoGreen Performance Certificates.