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Eurapid goes green: DHL Freight creates the first fully sustainable premium LTL-service

08/18/2020, 10:00 AM CEST

The carbon emissions caused by Eurapid shipments are fully offset in recognized climate protection projects.

Eurapid truck
The green option is automatically included in all services at no extra cost.
  • DHL Freight Eurapid shipments are now completely climate neutral, without extra costs for customers
  • This high-quality service now covers 95 percent of all business addresses in 25 European countries
  • New Pre-10 delivery service and extended coverage for Pre-12 delivery and same-day pick-up service

Bonn - DHL Freight extends the coverage of Eurapid and adds new features to its premium less-than-truckload (LTL) product. The service is now covering 95 percent of all business addresses within 25 countries in Europe. In addition to an improved same-day pick-up and Pre-12 delivery service, an additional Pre-10 delivery option is now also available in defined zip-code areas. Furthermore, all services booked via Eurapid are now completely climate neutral. The carbon emissions caused by Eurapid shipments are fully offset in recognized climate protection projects, providing customers certified climate neutralization of their shipment without extra costs.

"With continued growth in global trade there is a growing need for environmentally friendly solutions. To remain ahead of our competitors, protecting the environment and acting sustainably is key along the entire supply chain. DHL Freight Eurapid provides our customers a green state-of-the-art premium LTL service for their road freight shipments," says Uwe Brinks, CEO DHL Freight. "However, the new features are just another proof for our engagement to offer the highest possible level of quality, speed and reliability within our services while improving our ecological footprint. In line with our 'Mission 2050 - Zero Emissions', we are already able to fully offset emissions and offer certified climate neutralization of all shipments via Eurapid."

DHL Freight Eurapid is going green

The DHL Freight Eurapid service is built on the backbone of the Freight EuroConnect network. With operating more than 2,000 daily international line hauls across Europe the network stands for a seamless, cost efficient door-to-door service. Through the update of Eurapid, DHL Freight can offer their customers fully climate neutral shipping. The green option is automatically included in all services at no extra cost. The amount of CO2 emissions produced during the handling and transport of a shipment, including upstream emissions from energy provision, is calculated using a verified measurement process. To offset these emissions, carbon credits are bought from recognized climate protection projects that reduce the amount of CO2 emission in the atmosphere. With this initiative, DHL Freight wants to contribute to a certified climate neutralization along the customer's supply chain. The certification is based on the Kyoto Protocol's "Clean Development Mechanism" (CDM) criteria and meets CDM standards and/or carry the "The Gold Standard" or "Voluntary Carbon Standard" in combination with "The Climate, Community and Biodiversity Project Design Standards". The supported projects can be categorized in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and reforestation/afforestation and are chosen in close collaboration with reliable partners such as Climate Partner and Climate Bridge.

Extended network for Pre-12 delivery and same-day pick-up and new Pre-10 delivery option for defined zip-code areas

DHL Freight Eurapid offers prioritized handling and scheduled door-to-door delivery daily while guaranteeing fast and reliable deliveries to 25 countries. By that, the service connects the main economic areas in Europe with a day-definite service representing more than 95 percent of all business addresses. DHL Freight Eurapid ensures priority treatment of shipments and offers customers extremely short and reliable delivery times. The availability of the same-day pick-up service and the Pre-12 delivery option has been increased. In addition, the service for shipments up to 2,500kg compiles also now the value-added service Pre-10 delivery in defined zip-code areas. The enhancements are available as of August 2020.

As the world´s leading logistics provider within the "DHL Family of divisions", DHL Freight continuously evaluates its customer´s needs and leverage their high-quality standards. The enhanced services of Eurapid set another mark for DHL Freight living its own ambitious standards by improving the ecological footprint along the whole supply chain, while reducing lead times and striving for quality leadership.

David Stöppler

DHL Global Forwarding, DHL Freight, DHL eCommerce

DHL Group
Charles-de-Gaulle-Str. 20
53113 Bonn

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