DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo are extending their CO2-neutral air freight offer.
Fossil-free freighter flights between Frankfurt and Shanghai will extend until at least October 2022, the partners said. They expect to save a further 21,000 tons of CO2 emissions by utilising sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and through additional upstream compensation.
Lufthansa Cargo and DB Schenker said they had saved 31,000 tons of CO2 emissions since starting their cooperation at the end of 2020.
On 25 March, the partners will conduct their 100th joint greenhouse gas-neutral flight.
“It is our unshaken mission to build a carbon-neutral future for our customers and society at large,” said DB Schenker’s global board member for air & ocean freight Thorsten Meincke. “With our long-term partner, Lufthansa Cargo, we will now continue our carbon-neutral flight offer and as well as the financial commitment. Alternative fuels help us to realise change, not just as a vision for the future but today. We would love to welcome even more customers who want to walk the talk with us.”
Lufthansa Cargo’s chief commercial officer Ashwin Bhat commented: “We are very pleased to extend our cooperation with our global partner, DB Schenker. Together we operate completely CO2-neutral flight rotations between Asia and Europe as part of our summer flight schedule. DB Schenker has already committed to using about 7,500 tons of SAF in 2022, which is a remarkable contribution to decarbonising air freight.”