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Flying ecologically compatible

Close collaboration with preferred carriers

DB Schenkers intention is that in 2020 air freight transport will produce 25 percent less specific CO2 emissions than in 2006.

In the air freight sector, DB Schenker is working together with its long-term contracted partner companies (preferred carriers) on measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Together, they identify potentials for, and to implement, long-term CO2 reductions. You can find an overview of these measures below:

DB Schenker helps the preferred carriers to achieve their emission reduction aims by monitoring emissions annually and coordinating the calculation methods. DB Schenker will expand this process to include a large number of multitrade carriers as well as feeder carriers in Asia and America. DB Schenker supports a range of measures of its preferred carriers. Such measures are: airlines using less fuel in their airplanes in airfields, reducing engine power during landing, and supporting the fuel industry in researching alternative fuels. Alternative fuels have great potential. Further savings can be attained by improving the engines used, and further developing aerodynamic concepts.

In more than ten countries (amongst others Australia, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Canada, Korea, Netherlands and Singapore) DB Schenker and its carriers are already processing air freight shipments completely electronically. This e-freight system not only improves data quality, but also reduces processing time and helps protect the environment.

Last modified: 16.06.2014

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