Kuehne+Nagel cuts airport emissions in India with electric vehicles

By Rebecca Jeffrey

Photo: Kuehne and Nagal

Kuehne+Nagel has launched an electric vehicle (EV) service for air cargo airport transfers in Mumbai, India in a bid to reduce its operational emissions.

With this service, Kuehne+Nagel aims to switch to zero-emissions EVs in a phased manner. The initiative is expected to result in a reduction of 24.7 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year.

The Indian-made EV “Mahindra Treo Zor” will shuttle air cargo between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport and Kuehne+Nagel’s Mumbai Airport warehouse. 

Marcel Fujike, senior vice president, global head products & services air logistics at Kuehne+Nagel, said: “Our customers have benefited from the global availability of SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) since last year, and we continue to develop sustainable solutions for a fully carbon neutral transport journey.

“The introduction of EV airport transfer is the next phase in our transition to low-carbon, door-to-door air transportation, with more sustainable services to follow.”

Coen Van Der Maarel, managing director – India, Sri Lanka and Maldives, Kuehne+Nagel, said: “Today the transportation of goods is a major contributor to carbon emissions. Fully electric vehicles have zero tailpipe emissions, but even when electricity production is taken into account, petrol or diesel vehicles emit almost three times more carbon dioxide than the average EV.

“Using EVs will not only reduce carbon footprint but will also offer substantial operating cost savings over comparable, conventional, gasoline-fuelled vehicles, allowing us to contribute significantly to the sustainability cause.”

Last month, Kuehne+Nagel North America launched an electric truck service to shuttle air cargo between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Kuehne+Nagel’s airport warehouse Torrance facility.

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