Freightos offering CO2 estimates

Online freight marketplace Freightos has announced it is launching a CO2 footprint estimate for all of its shipping services. The company will also offer a suite of e CO2 calculations tools “enabling customers or third-parties to optimise route and mode selection with live international CO2 footprint calculations.”

Freightos say that this is going to enable companies to introduce transparency in the global shipping sector. The online marketplace gave a freight consignment off 200 kilos from Shanghai to London. In this example the consignment will produce 1.1 tonnes of CO2 by air cargo, or only 20kg by ocean.

“Our mission at Freightos is to make freight shipping transparent in every aspect, and that, of course, includes visibility into its environmental impact,” said Dr Zvi Schreiber, chief executive and founder of Freightos.

“Large shippers and logistics companies are introducing sustainability targets, but transport is often the most opaque part of global supply chains. We’re proud to support sustainability targets and bolster environmental awareness and accountability in industry by providing the necessary tools for our customers to manage their carbon footprint. After all, what good is transparency if you can’t see through the smog?”

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