DHL Aviation launches carbon offset service for air cargo using sustainable aviation fuel

SAF is produced from waste oils and can provide greenhouse gas emission reductions of up to 80 percent over its lifecycle compared with the conventional jet fuel it replaces.

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(PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 8-May-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Post DHL Group (ETR: DPW), a German multinational package delivery and supply chain management company, announces that DHL Aviation, the in-house airline of DHL Express, has launched its new optional GoGreen Plus service for air cargo customers. The service allows customers to reduce the carbon emissions associated with their cargo using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)¹. Starting in June, customers of DHL globally will be able to choose the GoGreen Plus service for their shipments, with the ability to tailor the CO2e reduction they want to achieve and the amount of SAF they use. SAF is produced from waste oils and can provide greenhouse gas emission reductions of up to 80 percent over its lifecycle compared with the conventional jet fuel it replaces.

Travis Cobb, EVP Global Network Operations & Aviation, DHL Express, says: “Our greatest goal is achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Using SAF is currently key to reducing carbon emissions in aviation and our GoGreen Plus service is made possible following our collaborations with bp and Neste to supply SAF to DHL Express hubs around the world.”

Ingrid Raj, SVP, Global Head Aviation Commercial, DHL Express, added: “Insetting through GoGreen Plus allows customers to bring down their Scope 3 emissions, the indirect greenhouse gas emissions that occur in a company’s value chain, including downstream transportation and distribution. With the introduction of GoGreen Plus, we empower our air cargo customers to make more sustainable choices and embolden their contribution to reducing carbon emissions.”

DHL Aviation currently manages 18 own and partner airlines with over 300 dedicated aircraft fulfilling more than 2,400 daily flights to over 500 airports globally. Most of the freight capacity is used for DHL Express’ main product TDI, and any remaining cargo space on these flights is sold to customers in the air freight sector. The new GoGreen Plus service for air cargo customers will be launched at the Air Cargo Europe Trade Show in Munich, following the successful launch of GoGreen Plus for Express courier shipments.

The GoGreen Plus service is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, and contributes to the interim target of using 30 percent SAF for all air transport by 2030. The initiative aligns with the group’s Sustainability Roadmap, which aims to offer a green alternative for all products and services across all divisions.

¹More details: Sustainable Aviation Fuel solutions

Media contact:

Sabine Hartmann
Spokesperson for DHL Express

Deutsche Post DHL Group
Charles-de-Gaulle-Str. 20
53113 Bonn

Phone: +49 (0)228 182 9944

Twitter: @dpdhl_hartmann

SOURCE: Deutsche Post AG


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