Gebrüder Weiss allows customers to offset carbon footprints
DES PLAINES -- Gebrüder Weiss, a global freight forwarder, has introduced its new zero emissions service to its customers in North America.
Customers will now have the opportunity to fully compensate for the carbon dioxide emissions generated during the transport of their cargo, the company said. Through its zero emissions service, the transport and logistics provider can compute and document the CO2 output for every North American shipment carried worldwide by sea and air.
"It's exciting to bring the new zero emissions service that was rolled out late last year in Europe to our air and sea transport customers in North America. It not only gives them full, detailed transparency on their shipments' carbon footprint, it also provides a path to move toward climate neutrality," said Mark McCullough, CEO of Gebrüder Weiss USA.
The emissions calculated using the web-based EcoTransIT database are itemized on the freight invoice together with the offsetting costs. Customers' compensation payments are channeled into certified climate-protection projects on several different continents. All carefully selected and closely monitored, these projects either significantly reduce CO2 emissions or eliminate them, the company said.
Gebrüder Weiss, with its core business of overland transport, air and sea freight delivery, and logistics, has a mission to partner with its clients on the road to climate neutrality. It has set ambitious goals and by 2030, it is seeking to achieve climate neutrality at its logistics facilities by using electricity generated with photovoltaic systems. Moreover, the company already deploys a range of low-emission trucks that are powered by liquefied natural gas, electricity and hydrogen (fuel cells).