Rhenus Logistics makes a move to send air cargo with lower CO2 emissions
April 17, 2019: Rhenus Logistics Air & Ocean has launched RHEGREEN, the first worldwide air freight carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction programme in the world.
This free-of-charge service offers the opportunity to choose a 'greener' aircraft for the shipment of cargo by air freight. This system calculates rankings for airlines by considering the aircraft types, fuel efficiency and the distances involved. It is based on which aircraft is the most efficient in terms of carbon dioxide emissions on any route. The calculation system, which was validated by an external organisation, enables reductions of between 10 and 40 per cent in CO2 emissions.
For example, by choosing the Airbus A350 or Boeing 787 Dreamliner for the shipment of 1,000 kilograms from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Shanghai, customers can save one tonne of CO2 in comparison to the average CO2 emissions on that particular route.
The logistics provider offers the service from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to five destinations: Chicago, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai and Singapore with plans to expand to other destinations from Frankfurt, Brussels, Madrid and other origins in the coming months.
RHEGREEN was developed by Krista Zuurmond, Quality Manager, and Frank Swart, Procurement & Product Development Air, at Rhenus Logistics Air & Ocean in the Netherlands. Their aim is to create awareness for the possibility of sending air freight with lower CO2 emissions and thus lead to heightened awareness throughout the entire logistics chain.
RHEGREEN is one of several projects that are part of a corporate initiative entitled Rhevo, a Rhenus in-house innovation initiative to encourage and animate employees to identify and further develop innovative ideas on processes and products by means of digital concepts as well as establish new ideas on services.
"The demand for a sustainable supply chain continues to grow. RHEGREEN is a major step in offering our customers the choice to reduce the CO2 emissions of their air freight. The roll-out of this free-of-charge service will offer our customers the opportunity to partner together with Rhenus on creating a more sustainable future," said Tobias Bartz, a Rhenus Board member.
You may also like:-
SEOSAT-Ingenio is the first Spanish satellite with optical technology, developed primarily by the Spanish space industry led by Airbus in Spain as the prime contractor.
Weekly direct flights will depart from Shanghai (PVG) every Monday and from Amsterdam (AMS) each Sunday to service for a post-COVID resurgence in demand during what is traditionally a fourth quarter peak season.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s Pharma Cargo Community is collaborating to ensure the temperature-controlled supply chain is ready for the safe and efficient transportation of Covid-19 vaccines.
Through this partnership, Matternet will conduct a joint research project with JAL in Japan, as the company continues to expand its commercial business globally.
This partnership between the two companies is because of the e-commerce boom experienced in Belgium during the Covid-19 pandemic
After a five month pause, KLM will resume offering its non-stop service from Edmonton to Amsterdam, beginning October 29, 2020.
Under the terms of the MoU, Emirates SkyCargo and IHC will work together to develop innovative logistics solutions for effective crisis relief operations.
All communication will run via OSCA, from order confirmation and delivery planning to transport bookings and inquiries among other aspects of the software.
Laem Chabang has a range of strategic multi modal capabilities alongside its proximity to the country’s major deep sea port, transit cargo terminal and the future Thailand third airport project at U-Tapao.
The company said the new aircraft will boost the cargo and supply operations and help meet the significant surge on the demand for medicine, medical and preventive equipment and other similar goods.
Etihad Aviation Group has promoted Martin Drew to the role of managing director – Cargo and Logistics. Drew will assume the position on November 1.
The additional cold room (COL), with temperatures ranging from +2 degrees Celsius to +8 degrees Celsius, will provide the capacity required to handle Covid-19 vaccines.