As orginallly published on Motor Transport, Kuehne+Nagel (K+N) introduces a pioneering Book & Claim insetting program, enabling operators to actively reduce transport emissions by investing in low-emission practices like hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) and electric trucks within their own supply chains. This sustainable initiative, initially launched in Europe and expanding to the UK in January 2024, aligns with K+N’s commitment to decarbonising road logistics and accelerating emissions reduction in the industry.

Kuehne+Nagel electric truck

Kuehne+Nagel electric truck

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Kuehne+Nagel (K+N) has launched a Book & Claim insetting scheme for operators who purchase hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) to reduce transport emissions.

Unlike carbon offsetting, where a company will offset its carbon emissions by investing in carbon related projects unrelated to its business, insetting allows companies to invest in emission reduction practices within its own supply chain, such as switching from diesel to HVO or replacing diesel trucks with electric vehicles.

K+N’s Book & Claim scheme for HVO has launched the scheme in Europe and will roll it out in the UK from January 2024.

Hansjörg Rodi, K+N board member for road logistics, said: “Customers purchasing HVO can now reduce carbon emissions in their value chains. This will increase the demand and therewith the supply of low-emission technologies, to accelerate the decarbonisation of road logistics. The K+H team is also working on adding electric vehicles to the scheme. To decarbonise road logistics, we see HVO only as a bridging solution with battery-electric vehicles as our focus in the future. We expect this to be ready by the end of 2023.”