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Certified carbon-neutral freight service begins

Impala Terminals has announced the start of its certified carbon-neutral freight service.

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The service gives customers visibility into the indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated by the transport of their shipments of non ferrous metals and minerals in containers, while empowering them to offset these emissions by providing essential funds to impactful carbon finance projects across the world.


Impala Terminal’s carbon-neutral freight service provides customers with accurate calculations of indirect ‘Scope 3’ GHG emissions from the points of collection to the points of delivery of their cargoes.


The company said this offers customers a flexible way to compensate for the unavoidable GHG emissions created by the transport of their cargoes, allowing the effective management of their environmental impact.


“Prior to the launch of this service, Trafigura, Impala Terminals’ joint owner and major customer, had already embarked on the use of the carbon-neutral freight service in the transport of nickel precipitates by sea container originating from Terrafame’s mine and refinery in Sotkamo, Finland to destination ports in China,” stated Impala Terminals.


“All shipments have been certified as carbon-neutral deliveries since the start of the initiative in early 2021, in accordance with ‘The CarbonNeutral Protocol’, the leading global framework for carbon neutrality.


“To offset the freight service’s emissions, a verified emission reduction project was chosen in Colombia – a region where both Trafigura and Impala Terminals have a significant business presence. The project aims to protect the Chocó-Darién Rainforest, one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world, from deforestation.”


Nicolas Konialidis, CEO of Impala Terminals, added: “This new service compliments Impala Terminals’ proactive efforts to reduce its operational emissions and manage its carbon footprint.


“We can now help our customers, including raw material suppliers for the electronics, batteries and electric vehicle industries, to measure and offset greenhouse emissions along their supply chain.


“As a global logistics leader, we are committed to upholding our responsibility in addressing climate change, and will continue to engage with our operating partners and customers in identifying new avenues towards a lower-carbon future.”


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