Latest SAF airfreight route between France and US launched

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Bolloré Logistics has joined the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) programme of Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) for its latest shipments.
These deliveries will take place between Paris Charles de Gaulle and New York John F. Kennedy airports.
This latest development follows Kuehne+Nagel, which joined the Air France KLM Martinair Cargo SAF programme after launching the first carbon neutral airfreight lane between North America and Europe on New Year’s Day.
Christophe Boucher, EVP Air France Cargo, said: “The cargo SAF programme enables shippers and forwarders to power a percentage of their flights with SAF.
“Customers determine their own level of engagement and we ensure that their entire investment is used for sourcing SAF.
“I’m delighted to see the speed at which Air France KLM Martinair Cargo and Bolloré Logistics have come to an agreement on the use of our SAF programme, launched a few weeks ago. I’m proud that together we are trendsetters in a field that will grow in our companies and in society.”
This innovative aviation fuel will cut CO₂ emissions by at least 50% on airfreight shipped by Bolloré Logistics on new the symbolic trade lane. Investing in this strategic route represents a new step towards achieving greater sustainability in the future for both Bolloré Logistics and AFKLMP Cargo.
“Reducing carbon emissions is a major challenge in the airfreight transportation industry and Bolloré Logistics is committed to addressing this with innovative solutions. In 2021, the company has committed itself to reducing scope 3 CO₂ emissions linked to the performance of its transport services by 30% by 2030. We believe that sustainable aviation fuel is one of the key factors in reaching this ambitious objective,” added Thierry Erhenbogen, CEO of Bolloré Logistics.
“We are facing major challenges for the planet, which implies a considerable transformation throughout the value chain. Bolloré Logistics continues its efforts to contribute to the decarbonisation of the sector and to offer our customers end-to-end solutions that are always more efficient from an environmental point of view, from clean trucks to the maximum use of reusable consumables and via sustainable aviation fuel,” said Odile Maarek, CSR Director of Bolloré Logistics.
“I’m pleased with the clear commitment of Bolloré to join forces in making flying more sustainable by participating in the AFKLMP Cargo SAF programme. Only with such investments will we successfully develop a more viable market for Sustainable Aviation Fuel,” concluded Adriaan den Heijer, EVP Air France-KLM Cargo and managing director Martinair.