International logistics provider Damco has announced the launch of its new online carbon calculator, which allows customers to track Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions for all products shipped by ocean and air.

The new calculator is available to customers online at 'myDamco', the group's browser-based customer interface, the group revealed.

'Our customers are faced with increasing requirements for more efficientand sustainable supply chains,' said Erling Johns Nielsen, Damco's global head of supply chain development.

Experience shows that greening your supply chain can reduce logistics cost and emissions from your inbound supply chain by up to 15 per cent,' he added. 'Online visibility of carbon emissions will enable you to take earlier corrective action if operations are not in sync with your carbon reduction and efficiency goals.'

Each shipment can be measured in Damco's 'Track and Trace' functionality, with a customer able to quickly evaluate emissions from an airfreight shipment, or form an overview of top 10 emissions separated by mode of transportation, origin and country destination.

'This development, and our participation in global supply chain carbon initiatives such as the Clean Cargo Working Group and Green House Gas Protocol Scope 3 Guidelines, speaks for our commitment in this field, and our aim to become our customers' advisor in matters of supply chain sustainability,' noted Martin Thaysen, global chief commercial officer at Damco.