Kuehne + Nagel and IAG Cargo have partnered for the purchase of eight million litres of sustainable aviation fuel.
The sustainable aviation fuel is the first to be produced at scale in the UK, having been manufactured from sustainable waste feedstocks and sourced from Phillips 66 Limited’s Humber Refinery in Lincolnshire, England.
Delivery of the fuel will take place this year and, according to the partners, will remove approximately 18,300 tonnes of CO2. This is the equivalent of 150 British Airways flights between London and New York, they said.
“Sustainable aviation fuels are supporting the industry to significantly lower carbon emissions and we know reducing carbon footprint is important for our customers, colleagues and partners,” said IAG Cargo’s chief commercial officer John Cheetham.
“I’m delighted that we are once again collaborating with Kuehne+Nagel. This is an important next step in our commitment to reducing our impact on the environment. Partnerships like these are key as we continue to look at ways to support sustainable air cargo.”
Yngve Ruud, member of the management board of Kuehne+Nagel, responsible for air logistics, commented: “We continue to prioritise measures that facilitate a transition to a low-carbon business model, ours and our customers. By securing another significant amount of sustainable aviation fuel together with IAG Cargo, we are reaffirming our commitment to the long-term transformation of the industry and readiness to drive it.”
IAG Cargo first partnered with Kuehne+Nagel last year to power a charter chain of 16 flights from Stuttgart to Atlanta. Kuehne+Nagel has so far sourced 21 million litres of sustainable aviation fuel.