BlueBoxAir calculates CO2 emissions in real time


BlueBox Systems now offers BlueBoxAir with its air freight tracking software. BlueBoxAir  enables the user to calculate the CO2 emissions of each shipment in real time and in detail.

It is already actively in use in the jointly developed partner software SmartAir! with the globally active full-service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. In logistics, customers are paying more and more attention to their own CO2 emissions.

The goal is to measure the CO2 footprint as precisely as possible at the shipment level, so that it can then be offset. However, current tools only provide CO2 unit values based on weight and distance. This makes the emissions an estimate.

BlueBoxAir provides the accuracy that logistics companies and their customers are looking for. By specifically assigning the shipment to a flight, the type of aircraft used, and its realtime flight data, the exact CO2 emissions per product shipped can be calculated.

In addition to this, BlueBoxAir provides a unique level of detail and reporting with real-time data on delivery, targeted to optimise supply chains. It achieves this by using GPS co-ordinates of individual aircraft as well as airport data to collect accurate stopover and loading data.

The easy-to-use user interface, coupled with many reporting and analysis tools implemented as standard, result in an overview that is unique in the market – centralised via one platform.

“The integration of CO2 data into our BlueBoxAir solution was the logical next step for us in its further development. With the data we acquire through our platform, we provide exactly the overview that companies will need in the future with a strengthened focus on sustainability and emissions sensitisation This brings the important factor of CO2 footprint into supply chain optimisation, allowing BlueBoxAir users to save up to 25% CO2,” says BlueBox Systems CEO Martin Schulze.

“The calculation and compensation of CO2 emissions is playing an increasingly important role for our customers. The fact that we are one of the first to be able to satisfy this high demand with our joint solution SmartAir! through our collaboration with BlueBox Systems makes us very proud. Because it is not only important for our customers, but also for the environment,” adds Rasmus Hage, key account manager smart visibility at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.