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GEODIS website to host free emissions calculator for freight transport

For each shipment of goods, the calculator gives an overview of the various options, making it aid in choosing the most environmentally friendly transport.

For each shipment of goods, the calculator gives an overview of the various options, making it aid in choosing the most environmentally friendly transport.
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For each shipment of goods, the calculator gives an overview of the various options, making it aid in choosing the most environmentally friendly transport.

October 13, 2020: Accessed via https://geodis.com/geodis_carbon_calculator/form, the GEODIS website hosts a free calculator that measures air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions generated by an individual shipment’s journey, comparing the performance of different modes of transport (air, rail, road, sea, inland waterway, etc.).

For each shipment of goods, the calculator gives an overview of the various options, making it aid in choosing the most environmentally friendly transport. The tool performs calculations that take into account the goods being shipped, their origin, destination and mode of transport before providing a quantitative evaluation.

This new, intuitive service is available in English and French. It is developed in partnership with EcoTransIT World, whose methodology is accredited by the Smart Freight Centre’s Global Logistics Emission Council’s (GLEC) framework.

Cécile Bray, senior expert climate and carbon accounting at GEODIS, said, “The precise measurement of emissions generated by one’s activities is a precondition for improvement. This initiative provides a transparent and reliable way to quantify greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants for each mode of transport.”

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