DB Schenker has extended its portfolio of climate-friendlier logistics solutions by opening a new chapter of greener transport in air freight.
Its customers can now choose sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for their air transport to anywhere in the world and independent of the type of aircraft or airline used.
DB Schenker only uses biofuel which is certified palm oil free.
SAF is a well-tested alternative fuel produced from renewable waste and residue raw materials such as used frying oil. The CO2 released during combustion in the engine is only the CO2 removed from the atmosphere during the photosynthesis phase of the plants employed to produce the oils SAF is refined from.
Jochen Thewes, CEO of DB Schenker, said: “We are very proud of the game-changing pioneer project we started with our trusted partner Lufthansa Cargo.
“Today, we take the next step by starting a global green air cargo network. We have purchased massive volumes of biofuel to push the decarbonisation of our industry. Customers of DB Schenker can now virtually book SAF on all trade lanes to thousands of airports. This new flexibility is a success factor and good for the climate. Every ton of biofuel counts.”
Thorsten Meincke, global board member for air and ocean Freight at DB Schenker, added: “Reducing the carbon footprint in supply chains is possible not only in a far-distanced future but already today. Yes, sustainability comes with a price. But now the choice is available. No DB Schenker customer needs to use traditional kerosene for their air freight anymore. We hope that this message will give further momentum towards sustainability in aviation. Customers who have tested or are already regularly using our SAF offer are very satisfied.”
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