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GEODIS offers ‘insetting’ sustainable biofuels solution for aviation and maritime transport

09 Sep 2021

Logistics provider GEODIS on Thursday (8 September) said it will offer customers the opportunity to benefit from alternative fuel solutions in the air and at sea, all around the world.

The objective of the development is  to contribute to the reduction of the CO2 emissions of their shipments, it states.

“The development of biofuel is one of the strategic paths being pursued by GEODIS to meet the challenge of carbon neutrality. With these new solutions for air and sea freight, we offer our customers an additional way to decarbonize their entire supply chain,” says Marie-Christine Lombard, GEODIS Chief Executive Officer.

The aviation (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) and maritime (Sustainable Marine Fuel) fuels, derived from non-fossil sources, are produced using food and agricultural waste (mainly cooking oil). Their use allows for a massive reduction in CO2 emissions over the cycle from production to fuel consumption; at least 80% for air and 90% for sea transport, along with a reduction in other pollutants.

“Biofuels are currently the most effective way to significantly reduce the environmental footprint of transport activities,” says Philippe de Carné, GEODIS Executive Vice President Business Development, CSR & Innovation.

These alternative fuel sources are classified as ‘insetting’ or ‘integrated carbon reduction’ because they occur within the means of transport’s own value chain, unlike conventional carbon offsetting, such as solar panels, wind turbines and tree plantations, which are not involved directly in the operational sphere.

“These ‘insetting’ solutions offer our customers the ability to directly impact the global carbon output linked to their shipments by reducing it significantly. Using a ‘Book & Claim’ approach, each customer can opt for as high a level of contribution as they wish, covering up to 100% of the CO₂ emitted by the transport of their shipment,” adds Philippe de Carné.

Offering a sustainable alternative fuel for air and sea freight is a new step in GEODIS’ pathway to ecological transition. The Group is one of the world’s leading logistics providers to offer its customers biofuel solutions for all modes of transport: road, air and sea.

 

Photo credit: GEODIS
Published: 9 September, 2021

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