Kuehne+Nagel partners with IAG Cargo on SAF purchase

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Forwarder Kuehne+Nagel (K+N) and IAG Cargo are teaming up to purchase 6m litres of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).

The SAF, which is part-funded by K+N, will be certified by International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) and is produced from used cooking oil and food waste.

IAG Cargo chief executive David Shepherd said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Kuehne+Nagel once again to address Scope 3 CO2 emissions for their supply chain.

“We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and contributing to the wider sustainability goals of the aviation industry. This purchase is a key step in achieving these objectives and is a great example of how IAG can help its customers decarbonise.”

Yngve Ruud, member of the management board of K+N responsible for Air Logistics, added: “To achieve genuine de-carbonisation in our industry, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is currently the most effective solution, and we are dedicated to increasing its supply as part of our ambitious climate targets.

“Working closely with our suppliers and promoting the deployment of these fuels with reliable partners such as IAG Cargo is crucial to accomplishing our goals and enabling our like-minded customers to transport their products in a more sustainable manner.”

The IAG Group has committed to 10% of its fuel needs being fulfilled by SAF by 2030.

IAG has committed $865m in future SAF investments and purchases to date, with agreements in place with a number of suppliers in the UK, US and Spain.

IAG Cargo and K+N also worked together on the purchase of 8m litres of SAF last year. 

IAG Cargo first partnered with Kuehne+Nagel in 2021 to power a charter chain of 16 flights from Stuttgart to Atlanta using SAF.

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]