DHL Global Forwarding has signed an agreement with Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) for the purchase of 33 million litres of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
The three-year cooperation is expected to save DHL Global Forwarding 80,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions by blending SAF with regular aviation fuel in AFKLMP flights, the company said in a statement.
DHL Global Forwarding’s CEO Tim Scharwath said: “With our sustainability roadmap, we have set ourselves ambitious goals on our journey towards zero emissions. Sustainable fuels are a fundamental part of our efforts. That is why we have committed to serving at least 30 per cent of air freight and ocean freight fuel requirements with sustainable fuels by 2030.”
The initiative forms part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s sustainability roadmap, which aims to spend €7 billion of green technologies by 2030 and reduce all logistics-related emissions to zero by 2050.
AFKLMP’s EVP and managing director Adriaan den Heijer added: “The Air France KLM Martinair Cargo teams are strongly committed and feel responsible for creating a sustainable future for our industry. This deal is a great opportunity to accelerate our joint sustainability efforts.
“SAF has a lot of potential to reduce CO2 emissions and we are delighted to collaborate with our strong, long-term partner DHL Global Forwarding on this journey to greener logistics and transportation in the coming years.”