Forto announces Biofuel partnership with GoodShipping
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Forto has announced a new partnership with GoodShipping as part of its growing biofuel program. As a result of the deal, Forto says it can offer the inset of biofuel for their bookings for full container load (FCL) sea freight shipments using GoodShipping’s decarbonisation services. This, it said, shall further expand the accessibility of alternative fuel options for Forto customers.
GoodShipping is a business that aims to reduce scope 3 emissions of companies’ supply chains by facilitating a fuel switch to biofuel for freight shipments. The Biofuel alternatives are provided by its sister company GoodFuels.
GoodFuels provides biofuels made from certified waste and residual flows that can be used directly for heavy transport. This includes used cooking oil and waste from animal fats that cannot be recycled in a higher-quality manner.
“The use of biofuels leads to a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions of transport without requiring changes to a shipper’s own operations. Net-zero transport impact, effectively reducing 100% of the greenhouse gas emissions, is achieved through an overallocation of biofuels as part of the booking. The process includes certification of the emissions reduction impact, which is audited by an independent third party,” claims GoodFuels.
Through the partnership, Forto says it will offer GoodShipping’s decarbonisation services for its customers.
The company’s infrastructure allows it to make biofuel available to customers supporting a variety of shipping volumes, locations, trade routes and cargo contracts. Its carrier partners and offering is said to extend Forto’s current biofuel program.
Commenting on the partnership, Michael Wax, CEO and Co-Founder of Forto, said:
“Enabling real change to reduce the environmental impact of the logistics industry is key to us at Forto. Our ultimate goal is to help customers make the sustainable transport option their default choice – and ensuring our biofuel program is as accessible as possible to our customers and their differing needs is a key driver of this. GoodShipping is an innovator in the market, with a broad, dedicated partner network and this partnership will enable us to expand our current offering. This is an important next step in our green ambitions, and we’re delighted to be working closely with a business that has such expertise in this space.”
Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO of Good Shipping, added:
“We’re very proud to have Forto as our partner. By joining forces, we are able to offer sustainable transport to all Forto’s clients, taking the next big step towards reaching our shared green ambitions.”