DP World Climatetrade

DP WORLD moves forward with carbon offsetting with ClimateTrade

In collaboration with ClimateTrade, DP World, a global logistics giant based in the United Arab Emirates, has taken a pioneering step towards sustainability by integrating ClimateTrade’s API into its SeaRates freight comparison tool. 

This strategic partnership empowers customers to offset the carbon footprint associated with container shipping through contributions to certified carbon mitigation projects available on the ClimateTrade Marketplace. The collaboration aligns with DP World’s commitment to sustainability as outlined in its ‘Our World, Our Future’ strategy.

The Customer

DP World, headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, is a prominent global logistics company and one of the largest players in the industry. Renowned for its commitment to innovation and sustainability, DP World operates SeaRates, a container price comparison tool that enables users to compare freight costs from various logistics companies. DP World’s ‘Our World, Our Future’ sustainability plan reflects its dedication to leveraging smart technologies for more sustainable operations and fostering a fairer, connected planet.

The Challenge

As a leader in the logistics industry, DP World faced the challenge of addressing the environmental impact of container shipping. The need to mitigate the carbon footprint associated with freight transportation was a crucial aspect of DP World’s sustainability efforts. The challenge was to find an effective and transparent solution that seamlessly integrated with SeaRates, allowing users to make eco-conscious choices during the freight selection process.

The Solution

DP World turned to ClimateTrade and implemented the ClimateTrade API within the SeaRates platform. This integration enabled customers to offset the carbon footprint of their chosen freight option during the checkout process. Through the ClimateTrade Marketplace, users can contribute to certified carbon mitigation projects. ClimateTrade’s blockchain technology has played a key role, ensuring transparency and traceability of the offsetting process. Customers receive a CO2 offset certificate containing detailed information about the chosen project, enhancing the credibility and accountability of the entire carbon offsetting process.

The Results

The collaboration between DP World and ClimateTrade allows freight forwarders to advance sustainable practices within the logistics industry. Customers using SeaRates now have the option to actively participate in carbon offsetting, contributing to global efforts to combat climate change. The integration has not only enhanced DP World’s commitment to sustainability but has also provided customers with a tangible way to make environmentally conscious choices in their shipping activities.

Why ClimateTrade?

DP World chose ClimateTrade as a strategic partner for its commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. ClimateTrade’s robust API seamlessly integrated with SeaRates, providing a user-friendly and efficient way for customers to offset their carbon footprint. The ClimateTrade Marketplace, offering a diverse range of certified carbon mitigation projects, aligned perfectly with DP World’s sustainability goals. The use of blockchain technology by ClimateTrade added an extra layer of transparency, ensuring that customers receive credible and traceable information about their carbon offset contributions. This partnership reflects DP World’s confidence in ClimateTrade as a catalyst for positive change in the logistics industry.