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Sea freight carbon footprinting

Kuehne + Nagel has begun publishing CO2 emission data from each shipment to help shippers identify their carbon footprints.

As reported in the trade press, BIFA has become aware that Kuehne + Nagel has started noting the CO2 emissions generated by sea freight shipments on invoices, to help customers identify their carbon footprint. As of May 2017, the total amount of CO2 emissions generated by sea freight shipments is printed on each invoice assisting shippers to identify their carbon footprint for transport operations. Kuenhe + Nagel says this is part of their evolving carbon management programme which is dedicated to raising visibility and awareness of the environmental impact and improving decision-making within the supply chain.

It is also understood that several other operators have similar policies and Panalpina said they have been providing information on CO2 emissions for customers as part of its ECOtransIT platform since 2014. They currently provide customers with a breakdown of their CO2 emissions per mode of transport and per tradelane and are also working on an initiative to integrate this information directly into their invoices.

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