DHL Redefines Ocean Freight with First Green Service

DHL Green Danmar

Green Danmar is being offered through the brand’s own non-vessel operating common carrier, Danmar Lines, to achieve COreduction

DHL, via its Global Forwarding extension, the air and ocean freight provider under Deutsche Post DHL Group, has unveiled a green service allowing customers to opt for carbon-efficient cargo transport services by water to match specific needs. According to the company, it is the first ever forwarder to do so.

Available immediately, the said Green Danmar solution is being offered through the brand’s own non-vessel operating common carrier, Danmar Lines. The platform enables users to select a carrier for full container shipping; over five percent (5%) more carbon efficient than the industry average.

Also, the choice to combine the service with DHL’s offsetting solution as well as turn a consignment into a carbon-free shipment exists. The planet-conscious now have the option to head one step closer to achieving their COreduction goals, so as to tip the scale in the favour of the environment.

Through a strict vendor management process, transporters whose carbon efficiency (g CO2/TEU km) is at least 5 percent above the industry average are identified. From the shortlist of eligible green carriers, Danmar Lines will choose the one best suited to the customer’s operational needs, at the most efficient cost available.

From transparency to stringent certification and auditing procedures, DHL’s expertise in carrier environmental performance, capacities, availability, and rates deliver a profitable exchange. The carbon reports, annual shipment overviews, and offsetting certificates enclosed can be included in one’s corporate responsibility report.

“With Green Danmar, we are the first freight forwarding company to offer customers a green service for their ocean freight shipments which can be tailored according to their supply chain needs,” said Dominique von Orelli, Senior Vice President, FCL Product & Capacity Management of DHL Global Forwarding.