Biofuels will soon be powering some DHL shipments. File Image / Pixabay
Logistics company DHL Global Forwarding is set to use biofuels to offset the carbon emissions all of its less-than-container load (LCL) shipments, the company said this week.
From January 2021 the company will be neutralising the carbon emissions of all LCL shipments in this way, it said in a statement on its website Monday.
The company is not guaranteeing that all of its shipments will be made on biofuel-powered vessels.
"At no extra cost to the customer, the heavy oil that would ordinarily be used is replaced with sustainable marine biofuel onboard a preselected container vessel," the company said.
"The CO2-reduction benefits are allocated to the customer.
"In addition, DHL Global Forwarding has a GoGreen carrier evaluation program, which allows the freight forwarder to give preference to carriers with strong environmental performance."