Lufthansa Cargo and Korean Cargo announce new SAF partnerships

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Lufthansa Cargo and Korean Air Cargo have today both announced new Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) tie-ups with logistics companies.

Lufthansa Cargo and Best Services International Freight (BSI) have agreed to offset the Chinese logistics company’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with airfreight.

BSI will invest in a total of around 137,000 litres of SAF at Lufthansa Cargo to offset the CO2 emissions caused by its flights.

“Best Services International Freight is our first customer in China to opt for the use of more than 100 tons of SAF,” said Florian Pfaff, head of region Asia Pacific.

“Examples like this help reduce our CO2 emissions and promote the use of SAF worldwide. Every customer who takes advantage of this opportunity is making a significant contribution to the decarbonisation of logistics. The interest shows us that there is great potential for this, especially in Asia.”

Meanwhile, Korean Air has announced a partnership CEVA Logistics.

Under the agreement, CEVA Logistics will support the airline’s usage of SAF in its air cargo operations, and the airline will then share carbon emissions reductions with CEVA Logistics.

“We are pleased with the strong support from businesses and cargo customers for our SAF programme,” said Jaedong Eum, senior vice president and head of cargo business division, Korean Air.

Olivier Boccara, air & ocean leader APAC, CEVA Logistics, added: “Extending our SAF offering into the Asian market is a tangible step we can take now as we look ahead to more advances in fuels and other technologies to decarbonize air freight and the global supply chain.”

In February 2022, Korean Air became the first Korean flag carrier to use SAF, with its implementation on its scheduled Paris – Seoul Incheon route.

The airline also signed an MOU with Shell in September 2022 to purchase SAF at major airports in Asia Pacific and the Middle East from 2026 to 2031.

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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]