Air France KLM Cargo welcomes five new SAF users

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Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) has continued to add new companies to its Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) programme.

At the Air Cargo China event last week, the carrier revealed that five Asia-based customers have signed up to use SAF through the carrier group.

The companies are: JHJ International Transportation, Best Services International Freight, Easy Speed International Logistics, Xiamen Supertrans Logistics and Winstar International Logistics Company.

“We are pleased to see our valued customers in China acknowledging the importance of a more environmentally aware air cargo industry,” the company said.

The Air France KLM Group announced in 2022 it would purchase 1.6m tons of SAF each year, with Neste supplying 1m tons between 2023 and 2030 and DG Fuels supplying 600,000 tons between 2027 and 2036.

AFKLMP launched its SAF programme in 2020 and in 2022 added an option for those using its booking portal to be able to adjust the level of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) used for each shipment.

The AFKLMP portal gives customers a choice of four contribution levels, which will allow them to proportionally reduce their contribution to CO₂ emissions when booking.

The underlying CO₂ emissions calculator determines the expected CO₂ emissions of the shipment and calculates the costs of compensating for this by investing in the purchase of SAF.

Meanwhile, the overall airline group’s SAF offering allows customers to choose their own level of engagement.

When investing in SAF, customers receive a third-party audited report linking the amount of SAF purchased to the traffic volume, with an indication of the resulting cut in carbon emissions.

Also, Air France KLM will add a percentage (0.5% to 1%) of SAF on all flights departing from France and the Netherlands.

“We have made this part of our all-in rate since February 2022 to cover the additional costs. To achieve economies of scale, we continue to invest in SAF,” the group said.

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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]