DHL Global and GoodShipping on Sustainable Marine Fuel

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Goodshipping DHL on Sustainable marine fuel

DHL Global Forwarding and GoodShipping accelerate sustainable shipping via insetting with 60 million liters of Sustainable Marine Fuel

  • As part of DHL’s GoGreen Plus service, Sustainable Marine Fuels play an important role in decarbonizing ocean freight transport 
  • Expanded collaboration between DHL and leading insetting service by GoodShipping includes piloting a new insetting framework of the Smart Freight Centre 

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, and GoodShipping, the global pioneer and market leader in insetting to decarbonize the container shipping industry, are further expanding their long-standing partnership. With the latest purchase of approximately 60 million liters of Sustainable Marine Fuel, DHL will reduce a total of 180,000 tonnes CO2e TtW in shipping until 2024.  This commitment is equivalent to the amount of fossil fuel used to fuel 10 container vessels on their journey from Asia to Europe. DHL Global Forwarding has been working with GoodShipping for five years, sharing the same aspiration for greener ocean freight via insetting. 

“In 2017, we were the first logistics company to work with GoodShipping. An important lever in reducing our CO2 emissions is the use of sustainable fuel and GoodShipping’s insetting service complements us perfectly in this regard. They have a thorough and controlled process, meet our high sustainability standards, and they share the same goal of making logistics emission-free. We are very proud to now continue and intensify this cooperation,” says Tim Scharwath, CEO DHL Global Forwarding. 

As part of their joint industry impact, DHL Global Forwarding and GoodShipping also aim to pilot a new insetting accounting framework of the Smart Freight Centre. The new framework transfers the approach of allocating emission reductions from sustainable fuels to specific customers by decoupling the accounting of the fuels’ environmental attributes from their physical flow to a general industry standard. In that way, customers can contribute to and report on emission reductions in their transport value chain even if the reduction is not physically linked to their specific transport activity.  

“DHL Global Forwarding really steps up as a frontrunner in the freight forwarding industry with this commitment,” says Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO GoodShipping. “DHL’s goal to achieve net zero-emission logistics by 2050 made them a perfect partner for a strategic and mutually beneficial long-term collaboration. We can only have the greatest respect for the leadership demonstrated by this huge commitment from DHL, deepening our collaboration even further.”  

DHL’s GoGreen Plus service paves the way to transition to clean and sustainable transportation. As part of this service, customers across the different divisions of Deutsche Post DHL Group are offered various solutions for minimizing logistics-related emissions and other environmental impacts along the entire supply chain, such as the use of Sustainable Fuels. Hereby a calculation is made using internationally agreed standards how much fossil volume the cargo owner would have used without any insetting service. Subsequently, this corresponding volume is replaced by truly sustainable biofuels made out of waste and residues only. With the “Book & Claim” mechanism, DHL can pass on the benefits of lower greenhouse gas emissions to its customers, helping them achieve their climate targets. The product is part of the Group’s mid-term sustainability roadmap for 2030 and contributes to the sub-target of having at least 30 percent of fuel requirements covered by sustainable fuels. To reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement, the Group will spend €7 billion on sustainable fuels and technologies by 2030. 

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