DSV Panalpina is
working on an improved digital platform that will help enable customers to
choose more climate-friendly routes and to pay extra for green fuel. A growing
demand has created momentum, says DSV Panalpina chief.
starting to really embrace green solutions, and DSV Panalpina is therefore
working on a new and improved platform that will enable customers to choose
more sustainable freight solutions.
The platform is
currently being tested internally, but DSV Panalpina’s EVP of group compliance,
Martin Andreasen, expects that the platform could reach the market during the
The platform will
also enable them to pay to use green fuel, which can be tanked on a transport
vessel in DSV’s fleet.
“We should be
careful in terms of saying that in 2021 you can log in, and all of this will be
possible. What we’re doing with this customers represents some of the first
steps in this direction, in which we want to move. We’re looking at the routes
to see which fuels we can use, and which consequences there are,” says
Andreasen, adding that this selection always happens in cooperation with DSV,
as it would otherwise be a comprehensive and complicated task for the customer.
DSV Panalpina is
far from the only one working on platforms aimed at providing a better overview
of green transport choices.
+ Nagel has already launched Seaexplorer, which allows customers to pick
specific routes and to pay extra for sustainable fuels or more traditional
offsetting, which involves compensating for emissions by supporting forestation
“The challenge in the
sector has been that even if you want something green, you can’t just walk down
to aisle two and choose the product. We need to create it, and of course this
requires demand, because if there’s no customer asking for it, it becomes
difficult to push the suppliers in this direction,” he says.