ROME/ZURICH: Digital service provider Cargo Start is integrating a CO2 emissions calculator from Swiss-based CarbonCare in its ‘Star Tracking’ service that provides shippers with real-time status updates from multiple carriers.
The subscription option now enables forwarders to monitor the performance and determine the environmental impact of their airport-to-airport shipments via StarTracking and door-to-door deliveries via CarbonCare.
The company’s calculator is based on the European Standard EN16258 and applies to emissions at shipment level for air, ocean, road, rail, ferry and inland waterways transport.
CarbonCare has partnered with Swiss-based non-profit MyClimate to offer customers an emission offset programme from 144 climate protection projects in 41 countries that enable local farmers to plant trees and replace fossil fuel with renewable energy.
“When it comes to the future of logistics, investing in technological innovation and sustainability are two sides of the same coin,” said Cargo Start general manager Emanuele Vurchio, “With our solutions, we commit to improving transparency and visibility in the air cargo industry and the agreement with CarbonCare allows us to meet our customers’ increasing need for a more reliable monitoring of their carbon footprint.”
In addition to free calculations for individual cargo shipments, CarbonCare offers licenses for shippers, forwarders, eCommerce operators, web stores and cloud platforms to incorporate the calculator into their product range.
Company co-founder Peter Somaglia added: “We are confident that Cargo Start’s strong focus on innovation can further support [us] in raising awareness when it comes to the transparency of emissions and in having a significant and long-lasting impact to fight climate changes.”
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