IAG Cargo partners with Bollore Logistics to purchase 1m litres of SAF

IAG Cargo hub at London Heathrow Airport. Photo: IAG Cargo

IAG Cargo is supporting Bolloré Logistics to reduce its CO2 supply chain emissions with the purchase of 1m litres of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

The SAF will be delivered in two shipments, in July 2022 and November 2022, and will reduce approximately 2,400 tonnes of CO2 on a net lifecycle basis.

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) has over the last year has bought over 10m litres of SAF to reduce its customers’ supply chain emissions on a net lifecycle basis by approximately 24,400 tonnes of CO2.

SAF can reduce carbon emissions by over 90% and is widely recognised as the most effective measure to significantly reduce the environmental footprint of air cargo. In April 2021, IAG was the first European airline group to commit to having SAF comprise 10% of its fuel by 2030.

In July 2021, Bolloré Logistics announced the launch of AIRsaf, a new offer based on the use of SAF to offer its customers the best eco-responsible approach to airfreight by reducing carbon emissions by up to 80%. This solution, offered at cost price, relates to one-off or regular shipments made by several airline companies on all geographical routes.

Philippe de Crecy, vice president airfreight Europe of Bolloré Logistics, said: “We are indeed committed to cut 30% by 2030, compared to 2019, of our Scope 3 CO2 emissions generated by the execution of transport. This commitment is important to us but moreover for our customers so that they can meet their Carbon emission reduction targets.”

The SAF will be manufactured at Phillips 66 Humber Refinery in North Lincolnshire UK from sustainable waste feedstocks.

Earlier this month, Cargolux and Bolloré Logistics signed an agreement for the use of SAF in joint operations.

In May, IAG Cargo and Kuehne+Nagel partnered on the purchase of 8m litres of SAF. 

Cargolux and Bolloré Logistics team up on SAF

K+N teams up with IAG Cargo on Saf flights

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]