DHL Global Forwarding And Hapag-Lloyd Signed An Agreement To Use Advanced Biofuels

  • 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 the scalability of sustainable transport solutions
Sustainable Ocean Transport
Advanced biofuels are based on raw biological materials, such as used cooking oil and other waste products, Credits: Deutsche Post DHL Group

Bonn, Hamburg – 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-Wake1 CO2 emissions.

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.

Reference: Deutsche Post DHL Group

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