GEODIS is said to be offering its customers the benefit from alternative fuel solutions across air and sea modes, all around the world. The logistics major’s objective is to contribute to the reduction of the CO2 emissions of their shipments.
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; atleast 80 percent for air and 90 per cent for sea transport, along with a reduction in other pollutants.
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.
“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.
“Biofuels are currently the most effective way to significantly reduce the environmental footprint of transport activities,” says Philippe de Carne, GEODIS Executive Vice President Business Development, CSR and Innovation.
“These ‘insetting’ solutions offer our customers the ability to directly impact the global carbon output linked to their shipments by reducing it significantly,” added Philippe de Carne.
“Using a ‘Book and Claim’ approach, each customer can opt for a as high a level of contribution as they wish, covering up to 100 per cent of the CO2 emitted by the transport of their shipment.”