Sustainable transport by rail: the ICE, IC and EC trains transporting time:matters ic:kurier shipments within Germany already run on 100% green power. What’s new, however, is that the carbon emissions associated with the first and last mile transport of these shipments in Germany will also be offset from this month onwards. Since late 2019, time:matters has already offset all of the CO2 emissions relating to its airmates On Board Courier service. With this latest innovation, the company is now setting the next important milestone in its sustainability initiative.
The ic:kurier service allows shipments to be transported in a simple, fast, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly manner by rail both within Germany and also to and from Amsterdam, Basel, Paris and Vienna. In Germany alone, the network incorporates more than 100 stations and represents an eco-friendly alternative to direct delivery.
Customers can use the time:matters booking page to submit transport requests for ic:kurier shipments with just a few clicks and without time-consuming registration. These requests are quoted in real time and can be booked immediately. This service is targeted at industry customers in the life & health and other sectors, small and medium-sized enterprises, and private individuals alike.
“The environmentally-friendly CO2 compensation of all last and first mile transfers of ic:kurier shipments within Germany represents our next consistent step towards a sustainable, innovative transport portfolio. We are also working with our partners on further projects aimed at reducing our carbon footprint,” commented Lars Krosch, COO of time:matters. “There is increasing demand for environmentally responsible transport solutions among our customers as well. In addition to speed and reliability, sustainability has become an important requirement for supply chains.”