Etihad Cargo focuses on sustainable air cargo as DSV becomes first to participate in emissions offset scheme

DSV Global Transport and Logistics has become the first company to partner with Etihad Cargo to purchase sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to offset the carbon emissions of its cargo shipment.

Etihad Cargo facilitated DSV’s SAF purchase via the ‘book and claim’ system, which enabled DSV to offset carbon emissions and reduce non-CO2 climate impact. Etihad Cargo transported DSV’s cargo shipment from Washington Dulles to Abu Dhabi on Etihad’s first transatlantic ‘NetZero’ flight on 13 November.

Etihad’s 787 combined SAF with contrail prevention technology from partner SATAVIA to actively manage carbon emissions and non-CO2 climate effects from contrails, or condensation trails, which cause surface warming and are responsible for up to two-thirds of aviation’s climate impact, according to estimates cited by Etihad.

“Etihad Cargo is committed to providing solutions that enable its partners and customers to achieve their sustainability ambitions,” said Martin Drew, senior vice president – global sales & cargo at Etihad Aviation Group. “Etihad Cargo is witnessing more focus on sustainable air cargo from customers who are seeking to establish partnerships that provide SAF utilisation, carbon offset initiatives and management of non-CO2 climate impact.

“Etihad Cargo’s partnership with DSV to transport cargo utilising the SAF book and claim system has showcased the power of collaboration and demonstrated the future of net-zero aviation. The successful delivery of DSV’s shipment has proved net-zero air cargo operations are possible and is the first step in transforming the possible into the routine.”

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