DHL has introduced the DHL Carbon Calculator, a new tool that allows customers to calculate the emissions related to their chosen shipment and mode of transport.
The Calculator uses logistics data that includes routes to the nearest airport or seaport, the actual delivery route between countries, and the “last mile” in the destination country from port to door. CO2 emissions are then calculated algorithmically, giving as precise a result as possible rather than a rough estimate.
The tool is intended to make customers aware of the environmental impact of their shipping. DHL’s Track & Trace tool has also been expanded to show greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data for individual shipments, while the company’s Carbon Dashboard allows customers to run simulations based on transport modes, shipment types and shipment sizes.
The DHL Carbon Calculator tool is free to use.
(Source: Global Trade Mag)