DHL to use rail in Germany to cut carbon emissions

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DHL to use rail in Germany to cut carbon emissions

Greentech Lead Europe: DHL Global Forwarding, the freight
unit of German postal giant Deutsche Post DHL Group, has decided to use rail in
Germany to transport containers to sea freight terminals in an effort to cut
its carbon emissions.

The company has tested the efficiency of its rail
transport network since April 2011. DHL said as much as 50 percent of a
product’s carbon footprint is generated in the course of transportation.

DHL plans to officially move from road to its rail
network for consolidated freight containers going from its shipment facility in
Bremen to the terminals of shipping companies in Hamburg and Bremerhaven. The
container redistribution facility in Bremen is one of the company’s most
important sea freight transhipment centers in Europe.

DHL previously used trucks for transport containers, by
shifting to rail transport, DHL expects to cut carbon
emissions by 365 tons a year. The shift from roads to rail is one component
of DHL’s company-wide goal to cut emissions 30 percent (from a 2007 benchmark)
by 2020.

DHL and Blue Dart offer GOGREEN carbon neutral service in India

DHL, and Blue Dart Express, a courier company, announced
India’s first GOGREEN Carbon Neutral Service across international and domestic
markets.

Since launching its GoGreen initiative, the company has
installed IT systems to collect information on carbon outputs at all points in
the supply chain and process it automatically.

DHL worked to improve efficiency with the installation of
more accurate fuel gauges in its trucks and added 30 electric
vans and 50 hybrid trucks to its Manhattan fleet. The company has tested the
efficiency of its rail transport network since April 2011. It has already met
its interim target to improve its energy efficiency 10 percent by 2012.

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