DHL Global Forwarding has introduced another Sustainable Marine Fuel (SMF) service for ocean freight as part of its sustainability strategy.
After the successful launch of a similar service for Less-than-Container Load (LCL) shipments, DHL is now extending the carbon reduction option to Full-Container Load (FCL) shipments, according to a press communiqué.
“At DHL, we excel in implementing best-in-class logistics solutions for our customers. The sustainable marine fuel option now extended to FCL shipments is an important step forward in tackling climate change challenges,” remarked Amadou Diallo, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Middle East and Africa.
Offering the option of using SMF is another step towards cleaner and greener ocean freight, in line with DHL’s Mission 2050 of zero emissions logistics, the press statement continued.
With the goal of ‘burn less, burn clean’, the logistics provider aims to optimise carbon consumption across its network, fleet, and real estate. As part of this, DHL has a GoGreen carrier rating programme that allows the freight forwarder to give preference to carriers with strong environmental performance. Offering a sustainable fuel alternative for ocean freight is another step within the Group’s sustainability efforts. By 2030, the Group wants to invest 7 billion Euro in climate-neutral logistics solutions and cover at least 30 percent of fuel requirements by sustainable fuels, according to their recently published sustainability roadmap.