United launches CarbonChoice for cargo

United Airlines has launched CarbonChoice, allowing corporate cargo customers to track and offset the emissions associated with their air freight.
Cargo customers with large-scale, regular shipments on United can receive customised emissions reports, with options to offset their company’s carbon footprint through the US airline’s partner, Sustainable Travel International.
Jan Krems, United’s newly appointed vice president of cargo, said: ”Cargo shippers consistently tell us they’re focused on understanding their company’s environmental impact, and they’ve asked us specifically for a large-scale programme like this.
"CarbonChoice provides our customers the detailed data they need to better achieve their own companies’ sustainability commitments."
In 2013, United became one of the first airlines to offer an online cargo carbon calculator that customers can use to enter individual shipment data and to track emissions.
United’s calculation approach recognises weight, actual flight data related to aircraft type, routes and seasonality, and applies the latest CO2 emissions calculation methodology informed by the Iata’s recommended practice for airlines to calculate CO2 emissions from freight transport.  

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest airlines news

Textron Aviation turboprop combi option makes the cut

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved Textron Aviation’s Combi interior kit for its Cessna SkyCourier aircraft that will allow…

Read More

Share this story

K+N installs readers in Frankfurt to monitor AF KLM Cargo’s ULDs

Shipment visibility is becoming increasingly important to shippers as technology allows for greater supply chain connectivity while a volatile market…

Read More

Share this story

Freightos narrows losses as online bookings improve

Online booking and rate firm Freightos saw revenues and profits improve in the first quarter of the year on the…

Read More

Share this story

Air Cargo News

Air Cargo News
Established in 1983, Air Cargo News is the leading source of news, information, interviews, analyses and reports to the global airfreight industry. Our leading portfolio includes print, digital and events that give businesses in the airfreight industry the ability to connect with decision-makers in this sector.