DHL Express launches GoGreen Plus for air cargo shipments

DHL Aviation, the in-house airline of DHL Express, is launching a new optional GoGreen Plus service for its air cargo product as part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s sustainable logistics strategy.

The new GoGreen Plus service allows customers to reduce (‘inset’) the carbon emissions associated with their cargo using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). SAF is produced from waste oils and can provide greenhouse gas emission reductions of up to 80% over its lifecycle compared with the conventional jet fuel it replaces.

From June, air cargo customers of DHL globally can choose the GoGreen Plus service for their shipments, with customers being given the chance to tailor the CO2e reduction they want to achieve and the amount of SAF they use.

The GoGreen Plus service for air cargo customers, which will be launched at the Air Cargo Europe trade show in Munich this week, follows the earlier successful launch of GoGreen Plus for Express courier shipments.

Global flight network

DHL Aviation manages 18 own and partner airlines with more than 300 dedicated aircraft fulfilling over 2,400 daily flights to more than 500 airports worldwide. Most of the freight capacity on these flights is used for DHL Express’ main product TDI. If any cargo space remains on these flights, DHL Express sells it to customers in the air freight sector.

The GoGreen Plus service is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s sustainability goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. It contributes to the interim target of using 30% SAF for all air transport by 2030. In line with its Sustainability Roadmap, Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to offer a green alternative for all products and services across all divisions.