Earlier this week (9 May) DHL Aviation, the in-house airline of DHL Express, launched the optional GoGreen Plus service for its air cargo product.
The new GoGreen Plus service, which was first launched for express courier shipments, is set to start in June for air cargo customers and is expected to reduce (through ‘inset’) the carbon emissions associated with their cargo using sustainable aviation fuel or SAF.
Customers can ‘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 life cycle compared with the conventional jet fuel it replaces.
DHL Aviation manages 18 owned and partner airlines with more than 300 dedicated aircraft fulfilling over 2,400 daily flights to more than 500 airports worldwide. Most of the freight capacity is used for DHL Express’ main product TDI (time-definite international), and if any cargo space remains on these flights, the company sells the capacity to customers in the air freight sector.
The new GoGreen Plus service was made possible following the integrator’s collaborations with bp and Neste as supplier. The company said it plans to contribute to the interim target of using 30 percent SAF for all air transport by 2030. DHL Express is eyeing net-zero emissions by 2050.
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.”