As of May 2017, the leading logistics company Kuehne + Nagel will show to each of its clients the total amount of CO2 emissions generated by seafreight shipments on each invoice, as a way to assist shippers in identifying their carbon footprint from transport operations.
For the calculation of the CO2 data, K+N is using its online Global Seafreight Carbon Calculator (GSCC), providing instant overviews of CO2, SOx and NOx emissions for FCL and LCL movements from door-to-door. The FCL port-to-port emission data is compiled by the Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG), whose shipping line members represent 87% of the global container movements, based on the actual consumption of fuel by each vessel, trade-lane, nominal vessel size and distance traveled.
“Our goal is to raise visibility and awareness of the environmental impact within the seafreight supply chain. This will improve decision making with respect to carbon emissions. Due to our global IT operating platform we are able to deliver customised reporting and digital solutions not only in our core business, but also in areas such as sustainability. In order to meet the customer’s own CO2 reduction targets we can assist with moving the cargo, generating the lowest possible carbon footprint,” said Otto Schacht, member of the Management Board Kuehne + Nagel International AG responsible for seafreight.
With this initiative, Kuehne + Nagel give customers the opportunity to improve the analysis, reporting, and management of CO2 emissions caused by their transport chain and thus achieve long-term reduction of the environmental impact.
Kuehne + Nagel is an active member of the Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) and supports the Group’s goals to reduce the environmental impacts of global transportation and to drive environmentally friendly logistics. The company’s carbon calculators comply with European standard EN16258, the Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) calculation methodology and the EcoTransIT World method.