Panalpina Singapore, L’Oreal partner to reduce CO2 emissions with biodiesel trucks

Panalpina Singapore is jumping on the eco-conscious band wagon with the launch of a fleet of biodiesel trucks for its client, L’Oreal’s Travel Retail Asia Pacific. The initiative supports L’Oreal’s “Sharing Beauty With All” campaign, in which the cosmetics giant aims to reduce its global environmental footprint by engaging “100 percent” of its strategic suppliers […]

DHL partners with Cologne Business School to ‘go green’

DHL Global Forwarding, the logistics arm of Deutsche Post DHL,  has published a white paper in partnership with the Cologne Business School, in an endeavor to incorporate sustainable practices into its supply chain. The white paper lists actions that all forwarders and logistics firms can take to “intensify their environmentally friendly and socially responsible actions […]

Alibaba’s Cainiao begins green vehicle program with Chinese car makers

    Last-mile delivery in China is getting a shot in the arm from Alibaba’s logistics subsidiary, Cainiao Network, which announced a partnership with Chinese car manufacturers, including SAIC Motor and Dongfeng Motor, to manufacture 1 million green-energy delivery vehicles. While the logistics business is decades away from anything resembling “green airfreight,” companies such as […]

Greener Skies Ahead: How going green can help your bottom line

Last month, FedEx issued a report with much fanfare about the results of two initiatives that made them understandably proud. They had set baseline targets back in 2005 and were already close to hitting their goals. All told, the two initiatives saved FedEx a combined US$281 million dollars in cost savings in fiscal 2016 alone. […]

Greener Skies Ahead: What can forwarders do?

There are various areas in which forwarders can make a positive contribution to the air cargo footprint, including, for example: Carrier selection: Monitoring, recognizing and rewarding (through the allocation of volumes) the carriers that demonstrate the greatest commitment to improving their carbon efficiency; Efficiency: Doing a better job of shipment consolidation, selection of routes and […]

DB Schenker, Lufthansa half-way to 2020 emissions reduction target

A five-year strategic partnership between Lufthansa Cargo and logistics provider DB Schenker to reduce carbon dioxide emissions is well on track to meet its goal of reducing 20,000 tonnes of CO2 output by 2020, both companies said today. To date, Lufthansa and Schenker have already reduced their CO2 out put by more than 10,000 tonnes, […]

IATA expects CORSIA carbon offset scheme will pass

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said it is optimistic that governments from around the world will finally agree to the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) plan when they meet in Montreal later this month for the 39th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Even so, the latest version […]

Virgin Atlantic’s nets can reduce CO2 emissions

As part of its effort to reduce its carbon footprint, Virgin Atlantic Cargo has started using lightweight cargo nets with “Dyneema,” a fiber made from ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene. The carrier’s goal is to reduce is CO2 emissions by 30 percent in 2020. Weighing about 20 pounds each, the nets represent almost a 9-pound savings on the […]