Lufthansa Cargo and Kintetsu in SAF agreement

Source: Lufthansa Cargo

Japanese forwarder Kintetsu World Express will reduce around five percent of its total CO2 footprint of transported airfreight with Lufthansa Cargo for one year.

Kintetsu has committed to using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) from October 2022 to September 2023.

In addition, the global forwarder has decided to offset the so-called well-to-tank emissions generated during the production and provision of SAF with the help of certified climate protection projects.

Stated Nobutoshi Torii, president and chief executive of Kintetsu World Express: “Climate change is getting more and more obvious and devastating everywhere in the world. As an asset-light freight forwarder, reducing our Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions is key to winning the battle against global warming.

“And SAF is a rising star. Recently, in our initial response to the recommendations of The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), we declared our intention to actively participate in our partner airlines’ SAF programs. I am delighted and proud to work with our long-time partner Lufthansa Cargo for the sustainable future of the air cargo industry.”

Said Dorothea von Boxberg, Lufthansa Cargo chief executive: “We are very proud that we have been able to win Kintetsu World Express, one of our most important customers, to transport their freight with us on a CO2-neutral basis.

“Already today, SAF offers the opportunity to save around 80% of emissions in airfreight transport. That’s why every customer who takes advantage of this opportunity makes a decisive contribution to advancing decarbonization in logistics.

“Thanks to the commitment of Kintetsu World Express and our other customers who have chosen SAF, we have already been able to replace around two percent of our annual fossil fuel requirements with SAF in 2022.”

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