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Green logistics: Damco rolls out online CO2 calculator to track customers’ emissions

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
September 02, 2011

Global freight forwarder and logistics services provider Damco said this week it is now providing customers with an online calculation of carbon dioxide emissions, which enables them to track CO2 emissions for all products shipped by ocean and air.

This offering is available through the company’s Website via “myDamco,” its customer interface.

Damco officials said that each customer shipment can be measured in “Track and Trace? functionality, with customers able to quickly evaluate emissions from an air freight shipment, or form an overview of top 10 emissions separated by mode of transportation, origin and country destination, based on reports from this tool.

“Our customer’s increasing desire to measure the carbon footprint of their supply chains has been the key driver for Damco’s development of green logistics services,” a company spokesman told LM. “More and more of our customers are publishing annual sustainability reports and carbon emissions tracking are becoming a big part of these.”

Damco has offered CO2 emission tracking services since 2007 in the form of its SupplyCheck CarbonCheck. Since then it has been working to infuse the CO2 calculations emissions directly onto mydamco.com as a natural extension of our green logistics services.

In terms of the benefits customers will realize from this offering, the spokesman said customers can access real-time carbon emissions per shipment on the same platform—mydamco.com—they are currently using to track and trace shipments.

“Our customers can then compare the emissions between carriers and tradelanes and make their own decisions on how to optimize their supply chains for carbon emissions,” said the spokesman.

Going forward, Damco will continue to explore ways to provide customers the most cutting edge CO2 emission tracking services, according to the spokesman. And as its customers CO2 emissions reporting requirements become more robust Damco will look to refine an update its methodology while introducing tracking of other greenhouse gases besides CO2.

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Jeff Berman
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Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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