DHL Freight: first fully sustainable premium LTL service

By Sean Galea-Pace
DHL Freight has extended the coverage of Eurapid and has added a new feature to its premium less-than-truckload (LTL) product...

The service is now covered by 95% of all business addresses within 25 countries in Europe. As well as 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.

In addition, all services booked via Eurapid are now fully climate neutral. The carbon emissions caused by Eurapid shipments are fully offset in recognised climate protection projects, providing customers certified climate neutralisation 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.”

The DHL Freight Eurapid service is built on the backbone of the Freight Euroconnect network. With over 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. 

DHL Freight Eurapid provides prioritised handling and scheduled door-to-door delivery daily that guarantees fast and reliable deliveries to 25 countries. As a result, the service connects the main economic areas in Europe with a day-definite service that represents over 95% of all business addresses. DHL Freight Eurapid ensures priority treatment of shipments and offers customers short and reliable delivery times. The availability of the same-day pick-up service and the pre-12 delivery option has been increased. Similarly, the service for shipments up to 2,500kg compiles also the value-added service pre-10 delivery in defined zip-code areas. The enhancements are available as of August 2020.

Image: Deutsche Post DHL Group 


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