Lenovo signs up with DB Schenker and Lufthansa for SAF flights

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IT hardware firm Lenovo has signed up to use the “carbon neutral” freighter service offered by DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo.

The tie up will see the computer company transport cargo, including include laptops, notebooks, and PCs, on Lufthansa Cargo’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) powered B777 freighter flight between Shanghai and Frankfurt.

The partners have calculated that by using the flights, Lenovo will save around 20 tons of conventional kerosene per flight and, thus, 62 tons of greenhouse gases weekly.

In addition, the around 16 tons CO2 resulting from the production and transport of the SAF are offset by compensatory measures.

Ashwin Bhat, chief commercial officer, Lufthansa Cargo, said: “Our joint effort with DB Schenker to avoid CO2 emissions is continuously growing stronger. An increasing number of customers realise that we need to work together across industries to achieve our shared goal.”

Gareth Davies, head of global logistics at Lenovo, added: “Sustainability is critical to our business and mission of delivering smarter technology for all.

“We are proud that we are further enhancing our solutions through this collaboration with DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo.”

DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo claim the freighter flight is the only regular full-charter connection worldwide which is 100% covered by SAF, produced out of renewable waste and residue raw materials such as used cooking oils.

The service was launched in April last year and was later extended through the winter season.

DB Schenker and Lufthansa extend SAF freighter flights until March

Lufthansa Cargo offers CO2 ‘neutral’ freight service

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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]