Lufthansa launches flyweight LD3s

NEW LIGHTWEIGHT LD3 containers will see Lufthansa Cargo cut its fuel consumption by 2,000 tonnes per year and reduce CO2 emissions.
The containers, made from lighter composite materials, have a 14 kg weight saving over conventional LD3s.
The German carrier, which has some 500,000 container movements per year, says that using the “flyweight” containers for cargo and luggage will reduce its annual CO2 emissions by 7,000 tonnes.
Karl-Rudolf Rupprecht, board member operations at Lufthansa Cargo, said: “The new, lighter containers are still extremely robust and strong in spite of being almost completely made of plastic.
“Replacing all of our LD3 standard containers brings us a good deal closer to our goal of reducing our specific CO2 emissions by a quarter by 2020 compared to 2005.”

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