Damco launches online calculation of CO2 emissions

Damco, a leading world provider of freight forwarding and supply chain management solutions, has begun providing customers with an online calculation of carbon dioxide emissions.

The new information is available online at “myDamco,” the browser-based customer interface with Damco.

This service enables Damco customers to track CO2 emissions for all products shipped by ocean and air.

“Our customers are faced with increasing requirements for more efficient and sustainable supply chains. Experience shows that greening your supply chain can reduce logistics cost and emissions from your inbound supply chain by up to 15%. Online visibility of carbon emissions will enable you to take earlier corrective action if operations is not in sync with your carbon reduction and efficiency goals” says Erling Johns Nielsen, Damco‟s Global Head of Supply Chain Development.

Every single shipment can be measured in “Track and Trace‟ functionality. A customer can, for instance, 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 new online tool.

Green mindset

Damco was one of the first companies to meet the demand for a green mindset in the supply chain. In 2007 Damco launched SupplyChain CarbonCheckTM, and later SupplyChain CarbonDashboard and Packaging Optimization. CO2-calculations on myDamco will offer all customers high level emissions visibility, whereas the SupplyChain CarbonDashboard and SupplyChain CarbonCheckTM services provide customers with more detailed visibility combined with advice on ways to reduce carbon emissions. Through Damco‟s Packaging Optimization service, carton dimensions and material thickness are optimized. “This development, and our participation in global supply chain carbon initiatives such as the Clean Cargo Working Group and Green House Gas Protocol Scope 3 Guidelines, speaks for our commitment in this field, and our aim to become our customers‟ advisor in matters of supply chain sustainability,” states Martin Thaysen, Global Chief Commercial Officer at Damco.

About Damco
Damco is one of the world’s leading third party logistics providers specializing in customized freight forwarding and supply chain solutions, offering a broad range of services to customers all over the world. The company has 9,500 employees in over 280 offices across 90 countries and representation in 120 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, Middle East, and Latin America.

In 2010, the company had a net turnover of over USD 2.7 billion, managed more than 2.4 million TEU of ocean freight and supply chain management volumes and air freighted more than 75,000 tons. Damco is an independent business unit within the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group.
 

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