Impala Terminals launches carbon neutral freight service

Impala Terminals, a joint venture firm between Trafigura and IFM Investors, has started its certified carbon neutral freight service.

The company said the service gives customers visibility into the indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated by the transportation of their shipments of non ferrous metals and minerals via container.

The emissions are offset with investments in eco projects across the world.

“This offers customers a flexible way to compensate for the unavoidable GHG emissions created by the transportation of their cargoes, allowing the effective management of their environmental impact,” the terminal operator said.

Prior to the launch of this service, Trafigura had already embarked on the use of the carbon-neutral freight service in transporting nickel precipitates via sea container originating from Terrafame’s mine and refinery in Sotkamo, Finland to destination ports in China.

All shipments have been certified as CarbonNeutral deliveries since the start of the initiative in early 2021, in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol.

To offset the freight service’s emissions, an emission reduction project was chosen in Colombia. The project aims to protect the Chocó-Darién Rainforest, one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world, from deforestation.

“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,” Nicolas Konialidis, CEO of Impala Terminals, said.

Impala Terminal was set up in 2018 to own and operate a network of base metals terminals infrastructure in Mexico, Spain and Peru.

The joint venture also includes refined products storage, distribution and fluvial operations in Paraguay and a Swiss-based operation, which provides global freight forwarding and multimodal transportation services in the African Copperbelt.