DHL Freight creates the first fully sustainable premium LTL-service

Eurapid shipments’ carbon emissions are fully offset in climate protection projects

DHL Freight is extending the coverage of Eurapid and adding new features to its premium less-than-truckload (LTL) product. The service is now covering 95.0% 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 recognised climate protection projects, providing customers certified climate neutralization of their shipment without extra costs.

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 recognised 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 neutralisation along the customer’s supply chain.

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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 categorised in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and reforestation/afforestation and are chosen in close collaboration with reliable partners such as Climate Partner and Climate Bridge.

DHL Freight Eurapid offers prioritised 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 95.0%ercent 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.

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