DHL Express signs up for SAF at East Midlands

Deutsche Post DHL has agreed a partnership with Neste to supply the DHL Express division with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at the UK’s East Midlands Airport.

In total, DHL will purchase SAF worth more than €60m by mid-2022, which it claimed would reduce around 70,000 tons of CO2.

“This is a first step for the Group to reach its ambitious 2030 target of meeting at least 30 per cent of its fuel needs in aviation through sustainable fuels,” the company said.

The renewable fuel is produced from Used Cooking Oil (UCO), while avoiding palm oil.

“The investment will enable DHL to transport 1,500 tons of air freight weekly in a more sustainable way from the UK on around 165 European and 35 intercontinental flights,” DHL added.

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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]