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New zero emissions airfreight route launched

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Kuehne+Nagel has joined the Air France KLM Martinair Cargo SAF programme - launching the first carbon neutral airfreight lane between North America and Europe on New Year’s Day.
This initiative marks another step towards the commercial deployment of alternative fuel and the companies’ commitment to a sustainable future for aviation.
The year-round transportation of all Kuehne+Nagel cargo on board daily Air France KLM flights from Los Angeles to Amsterdam will be fully covered by SAF.
This first carbon-neutral lane underlines the strong sustainability programmes of both partners, Kuehne+Nagel’s Net Zero Carbon programme and AFKLMP Cargo’s SAF programme, which aim to connect people and goods through sustainable logistics.
Yngve Ruud, member of the management board of Kuehne+Nagel, responsible for air logistics, said: “The first zero emission route marks the beginning of our journey into CO₂ neutral air freight and is another step towards achieving complete carbon neutrality by 2030.
“At Kuehne+Nagel, we are ready to take leadership and responsibility for the next generation of air transport and encourage our customers and industry colleagues to join us in making sustainable choices available.”
Adriaan den Heijer, executive vice president Air France-KLM Cargo and managing director Martinair, added: “The launch of an air cargo SAF programme is an important step in our ambitious sustainability roadmap for the coming years. We are extremely pleased with the willingness and concrete commitment of our partner Kuehne+Nagel to actually shape our common ambition for a more sustainable future. I look forward to other partners joining our SAF programme soon.”
SAF is the most effective measure the industry has to significantly reduce its carbon footprint.