uShip is an online transport marketplace that provides people with customer-reviewed courier services that can move hard-to-ship items. Transporters place competing quotes to win a customer’s business, which brings down delivery costs and makes transport more affordable and efficient. In effect, uShip can help consumers reduce the CO2 emissions on their deliveries, by ensuring their transporters are full and carefully planning routes to dramatically reduce van trips. Since 2006, 25,000 shipping customers have offset the CO2 impact of their deliveries on the uShip marketplace, representing 26 million offset miles by transporters.
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uShip extended its CO2 offsetting program in April 2010 to allow customers directly to offset the CO2 impact of transportation jobs booked through uShip. This meant that in 2010 uShip more than tripled the amount of CO2 offset from 200 tonnes in 2009 to 742 in 2010. (As verified by Terrapass.)
But it’s not all about customers reducing their carbon footprint. uShip practices what it preaches and offsets 100% of its internal operations including business travel, data centers, and utilities. It has one central European office in Amsterdam instead of several offices dotted throughout Europe.
Today, uShip Worldwide has 25,000 certified green transporters signed up through TerraPass. Carbon offsetting is not just confined to the USA either. uShip Europe is 100% carbon offset, which means wherever you are in Europe, you can do your bit for the environment.