Rhenus Logistics Air and Ocean has introduced RHEGREEN, a free-of-charge service to let customers compare carbon dioxide emissions and choose greener aircraft for their shipments.
The system calculates rankings for airlines by considering the aircraft types, fuel efficiency and distances involved in the shipment.
The calculation system was validated by an external organisation is based on what aircraft is the most efficient in terms of CO2 emissions on any given route.
RHEGREEN is available from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Chicago, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai and Singapore with plans to expand to other destinations including Frankfurt, Brussels and Madrid among others.
It was developed by quality manager Krista Zuurmond and procurement and product development for air Frank Swart at Rhenus Logistics Air and Ocean in the Netherlands.
Tobias Bartz, board member of the Rhenus Group says: “The demand for a sustainable supply chain continues to grow. RHEGREEN is a major step in offering our customers the choice to reduce the CO2 emissions of their air freight. The roll-out of this free-of-charge service will offer our customers the opportunity to partner together with Rhenus on creating a more sustainable future.”