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Making emissions visible – Kuehne+Nagel’s Global Sea Logistics Carbon Calculator is an essential tool for CO2 transparency in shipping.

As consumers become more aware of their carbon footprint, there is a growing demand for goods and services with a reduced environmental impact. Companies who minimise their carbon emissions have an advantage, creating an opportunity for differentiation based on sustainable practices. At Kuehne+Nagel, we create innovative supply chain solutions that actively reduce CO2 emissions. Through our investments in technology, we support you to achieve your bold environmental targets. 

The Global Sea Logistics Carbon Calculator (GSCC) provides a calculation of the CO2 emission for the door-to-door transport of full containers and part loads. These calculations include current emission data by EcoTransit reported by individual carriers including pre-, main- and on-carriage. The calculation methodology and emissions factor are verified by Clean Cargo, the neutral industry body.

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How is the CO2 emission calculated?

Kuehne + Nagel’s emission calculator is using the methodology developed by Clean Cargo (CC) for the port to port transportation and the formula used by EcoTransit for truck or rail movements. For LCL shipments the formula uses 3 g/m3/km.

The CC consists of the world’s largest shipping lines and works with shippers and freight forwarders in formulating universal standards for the measuring of CO2 emissions for the port to port sea transport of containers.

EcoTransIT World calculates environmental impacts of different carriers accross the world, they provide an online tool for the emissions and energy consumption for all transportation modes based on an intelligent input methodology, large amounts of GIS-data and an elaborate basis of computation.

Kuehne + Nagel uses the aggregated data on trade lanes reported by the members of the Clean Cargo (CC) shipping companies to CC in 2015.