10 Feb 2024
DHL launched multimodal shipping bridge from India
DHL Global Forwarding partnered with Schneider Electric to design and launch an industry-first multi-modal shipping model.
It has deployed two multi-modal shipping bridges - between Singapore and North America and between India and North America to reduce Scope 3 carbon emissions from air freight.
For many organizations, air freight is a core part of global supply chain delivery, despite the fact that it emits more carbon than sea freight.
While SAF can reduce the carbon impact, they are significantly more expensive than conventional jet fuel.
So using more sea freight, which is cheaper, produces savings which can be used to purchase SAF, further reducing carbon emissions.
Multi-modal shipping is widely used to support business continuity. However, it has not so far been used to reduce Scope 3 carbon emissions.
In total, Schneider Electric plans to design and execute eight global multi-modal bridges with its logistics partners that can be deployed on demand.
Schneider Electric estimates that these bridges will reduce the carbon emissions of these regional shipment lanes by up to 40% compared to normal air fulfillment.
Since the start of the pilot in March 2023, the bridges have seen up to 20% carbon emission reduction.
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