DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo will extend their weekly CO2-free freighter flights between Frankfurt and Shanghai using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The joint mission will be continued throughout the entire winter flight schedule until March next year and Nokia has signed up to the initiative.
The global telecommunication network provider will avoid greenhouse gas emissions by using the freighter flight covered by SAF produced from renewable waste, such as used cooking oils.
The fuel requirement for the flight rotation from Frankfurt to Shanghai and back is covered entirely by SAF. This saves around 174 tonnes of conventional kerosene every week.
Thorsten Meincke, global board member for air and ocean freight at DB Schenker: “The ambitious team goal of climate neutrality affects every business and how our customers look at their footprint also in their supply chains. Together with Lufthansa Cargo, we extend our unique offer of a regular carbon-neutral flight connection.
“The SAF full charter flight rotation is a game-changer as it goes beyond a pay-per-use scheme. We are pleased to have Nokia on board as a new major customer for our westbound flights. Together, we can avoid CO2 and take another step towards a more sustainable future.”
Tommi Uitto, president of mobile networks at Nokia, added: “Investing in sustainable solutions is a top priority for us and a shared goal with our partners. We can only achieve our climate targets together. Innovation and working together across sectors are key to a greener supply chain. We constantly seek to reduce our transportation and logistics carbon footprint, and air cargo is a significant contributor. This collaboration to transport our 5G equipment on carbon-neutral flights is another important step.”
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