CHAMP Cargosystems has launched its EmissionsCalculator solution to help airlines, shippers, and forwarders most accurately measure their emissions, in an easy and efficient way.
The solution leverages information flowing through CHAMP solutions and from third-parties to provide a breakdown of emissions by flight or air waybill number. Furthermore, it reports on the key greenhouse gasses of carbon dioxide (CO2); nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides (SOx); and particulates (PM).
CHAMP said with the introduction of the new Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) initiated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the air cargo supply chain has a “unique opportunity” for more stakeholders to measure their emissions.
EmissionsCalculator helps airlines, shippers, and forwarders accomplish this and have more accurate figures to report for their emissions footprint in an easy way.
For calculating flight emissions, the service uses a complex algorithm developed by the European Environment Agency (EEA).
CHAMP’s processing incorporates the most recognised emission estimation from air pollution studies in Europe and in the wider United Nations Economic Commission for Europe geographical area. Transparency on the methodology is seen as critical to ensuring a sustainable collaboration.
“CHAMP aims to support the air cargo community in its ongoing efficiency initiatives,” said CHAMP Cargosystems chief executive officer, Arnaud Lambert. “While this is a requirement, we are sure this will give all parties in the supply chain the tools they need to increase fuel efficiency, streamline processes, and insights into how to become more ‘green’ and contribute to a better world.”
The average emissions during 2019 and 2020 will be used to form a baseline for ICAO CORSIA. This will be used to stabilise and reduce the levels of emissions thereafter in line with Cargo Neutral Growth (CNG2020) initiative.