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DB Schenker enables multi-modal carbon footprint

By Staff Reports on December 24, 2013

DB Schenker Logistics updated its systems to enable a full multi-modal carbon footprint based on single door-to-door shipments in compliance with the EN 16258 from the European Committee for Standardization.

The fuel consumption of the aircrafts is based on the Eurocontrol Small Emitters’ Tool. The European Commission has approved this fuel consumption and carbon dioxide estimation tool.

In line with this, on behalf of DB Schenker, Swiss-based research institute INFRAS modeled 200 types of aircrafts based on the actual fuel consumption of the most popular 71 aircrafts, using the best data available.

“As long as there are no consistent data from the airlines based on original fuel consumption and compliant with the EN 16258’s provided methodology, these are currently the globally best available data,” Andrea Dorothea Schoen, DB Schenker’s carbon accounting expert, said. “We recommend to all air-data-dependent stakeholders to use such database, also available now in EcotransIT World business solutions.”