Bolloré and United respond to shippers’ green drive with SAF partnership

By Damian Brett

Untied and Bolloré team-up on SAF. Source: Bolloré Logistics

Bolloré Logistics and United Airlines have this year teamed up to purchase 3m litres of sustainable aviation fuel in response to customer demand for greener supply chain solutions.

The logistics firm said the partnership would allow it to reduce its scope three greenhouse gas emissions – those generated by suppliers – by a minimum of 6,500 tonnes of CO2.

The SAF will be available on all routes offered by Bolloré Logistics in all geographical areas.

Philippe de Crécy, vice president airfreight Europe at Bolloré Logistics, said: “Today’s challenges such as global warming and the decarbonisation of the air transport sector mean that our customers now have very specific expectations regarding the management of their supply chain.

They now want to adopt eco-responsible solutions in line with their commitments. We were among the first to make this shift. With our partner United Airlines, we will continue developing our offer to achieve our scope three CO2 reduction targets,”

United has set the goal of reducing 100% of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, without relying on traditional carbon offsets.

“We’re grateful to work with Bolloré Logistics on this commitment, and we are looking forward to creating a more sustainable air freight industry together.” said Jan Krems, president, United Cargo.

The purchase of sustainable fuel provided by United Airlines is offered in conjunction with the AIRsaf offer launched by Bolloré Logistics in July 2021. 

It is also in line with the logistic firm’s “Powering Sustainable Logistics” CSR programme, in which Bolloré Logistics committed to cut its scope three CO2 emissions generated by the execution of transport by 30% by 2030 compared to 2019.

Earlier this year, Bolloré also extended its SAF partnership with AF KLM. 

AF KLM Cargo and Bolloré Logistics expand SAF partnership

Bolloré Logistics launches SAF programme

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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]