DHL Global Forwarding and Hapag-Lloyd set an example for sustainable ocean transport by using advanced biofuel

  • Hapag-Lloyd will use advanced biofuels for the transport of DHL shipments
  • One of the most significant agreements to date between an ocean carrier and a freight forwarder
  • The agreement demonstrates scalability of sustainable transport solutions

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has signed an agreement with Hapag-Lloyd, a leading worldwide liner shipping company, for the use of advanced biofuels. As an initial step, Hapag-Lloyd will ship 18,000 TEU of DHL’s volume using advanced biofuels, which is equivalent to a reduction of 14,000 tons of Well-to-Wake* CO2-emisisons. The two companies share the vision of decarbonizing container shipping and logistics. With their project, they demonstrate the scalability of sustainable transport solutions and the relevance of sustainable fuels in today’s market. As pioneers, both DHL and Hapag-Lloyd are pledging for a uniform industry standard, following the insetting approach… read more

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