Geodis offering biofuel option to air and marine customers

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Geodis is now offering customers alternative fuel solutions for air and ocean shipments.

The aviation (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) and maritime (Sustainable Marine Fuel) fuels, derived from non-fossil sources, are produced using food and agricultural waste (mainly cooking oil). Their use allows for a massive reduction in CO2 emissions over the cycle from production to fuel consumption; at least 80 percent for air and 90 percent for sea transport, along with a reduction in other pollutants.

The development of biofuel is one of the strategic paths being pursued by Geodis to meet the challenge of carbon neutrality. With these new solutions for air and sea freight, we offer our customers an additional way to decarbonize their entire supply chain,” says Marie-Christine Lombard, Geodis CEO.

These alternative fuel sources are classified as ‘insetting’ or ‘integrated carbon reduction’ because they occur within the means of transport’s own value chain, unlike conventional carbon offsetting, such as solar panels, wind turbines and tree plantations, which are not involved directly in the operational sphere.

“These ‘insetting’ solutions offer our customers the ability to directly impact the global carbon output linked to their shipments by reducing it significantly,” says Philippe de Carné, Geodis executive vice-president business development, CSR and Innovation.

“Using a ‘Book & Claim’ approach, each customer can opt for as high a level of contribution as they wish, covering up to 100 percent of the CO2 emitted by the transport of their shipment.”

Geodis is one of the first global logistics providers to offer customers biofuel solutions for all modes of transport: road, air and sea.