DHL to launch new Green Danmar service for ocean freight shipments

10 March 2016 (Last Updated March 10th, 2016 18:30)

DHL Global Forwarding is planning to launch a new green service, called Green Danmar service, which aims to provide its customers option for carbon efficient ocean freight.

DHL Global Forwarding is planning to launch a new green service, called Green Danmar, which aims to provide its customers options for carbon efficient ocean freight.

Under the service, provided through DHL’s non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC), customers will be able to choose a carrier for full container shipping, which is over 5% more carbon efficient than the industry average.

Additionally, the customers can pick a combined package of the newly launched service and other related services provided by DHL for shipping their consignment.

"With Green Danmar, we are the first freight forwarding company to offer customers a green service for their ocean freight shipments that can be tailored according to their supply chain needs."

DHL’s customers also have the option to select the new green service through the use of DHL ocean direct full container load (FCL) product.

The company has conducted a vendor management process to verify the carriers, which carbon efficiency (g CO2/TEU km) is at least 5% above the industry average and qualified carriers will be picked by Green Danmar service for transporting freights.

DHL Global Forwarding FCL product and capacity management senior vice-president Dominique von Orelli said: "We see more and more customers expressing an interest in minimising the carbon footprint of their shipments.

"With Green Danmar, we are the first freight forwarding company to offer customers a green service for their ocean freight shipments that can be tailored according to their supply chain needs."

With the new service, the company expects to provide transparency on carriers’ environmental performance, DHL’s carrier relationships as well as their certification and auditing procedures to its customers.

Apart from that, customers will get regular carbon reports, annual shipments overviews and offsetting certificates.

Separately, last November, DHL Global Forwarding expanded its multimodal service solutions in Europe with a new ocean and road freight connection between Europe and Asia, Northern Africa and the Middle East.

With the service, the company expects to provide shorter transit times, day-definite full-truckload and daily less-than-truckload departures, as well as distribution from Piraeus within two to five days to key markets in Europe via DHL Freight’s network.