Kuehne+Nagel offering biofuel shipping

Switzerland-based logistics company Kuehne+Nagel says it has secured the equivalent volumes of a waste-based next generation biofuel to save the CO2e emissions of 40,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU).

‘In line with the company’s zero emissions targets, customers can participate to neutralise the CO2e [carbon dioxide equivalent] emissions from their own shipments on any trade or service worldwide,’ the company said today (8 August).

The Kuehne+Nagel biofuel concept is based on next generation biofuels according to the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) and allocates fully traceable contingents of biofuel to the customers’ cargo.

‘Biofuel is currently the most effective measure to transport goods at zero CO2e emissions in container shipping. In contrast to fossil fuels, which are an exhaustible resource and release additional CO2e emissions, next generation biofuels are produced from renewable feedstocks only and have a circular carbon lifecycle aimed at re-using waste or biomass,’ the company said.

‘Kuehne+Nagel guarantees its customers a 100% avoidance of greenhouse gases (CO2e) in sea transport, as the biofuel’s production emissions and lower density compared to conventional fuels are overcompensated.’

As previously reported, Kuehne+Nagel is one of more than 25 companies that have joined forces with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Smart Freight Center to develop guidance that aims to ‘quantify the impact of end-to-end GHG logistics emissions from supplier to final customer’.

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Rhys Berry