Swiss WorldCargo has announced an agreement with World Courier which will support the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) within the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines.
The agreement between World Courier, a global specialty logistics provider, and Swiss WorldCargo reflects the two parties’ shared commitment to establish more sustainable practices across the biopharma logistics and airfreight industries.
World Courier’s investment in SAF, which represents the highest investment that Swiss WorldCargo has witnessed so far, will be the equivalent to supporting more than 2,000 shipments from London to Switzerland, and will result in 146,513kg of reduced carbon emissions.
The collaboration will help to advance the production of SAF, which is one of the enablers for the transition of aviation to carbon neutrality.
The SAF manufacturer is certified according to ISCC EU and complies with the requirements of the RED and the certification system ISCC EU, which is approved by the European Commission.
Lorenzo Stoll, head of cargo at Swiss International Air Lines, said: “At Swiss WorldCargo, we invest in driving positive change in the airfreight landscape and are directing our efforts to make collaborations such as the one with World Courier a new reality in the near future.
“World Courier’s investment in SAF with Swiss WorldCargo is in fact a statement of our shared commitment for a more sustainable future of our logistics industry.”
Alex Guite, senior vice president of global operations and services at World Courier, said: “Our partners trust us to deliver vital pharmaceutical products around the world, ensuring they can reach the patients who need them.
“As we continue to enhance our service capabilities, we remain equally focused on investing in solutions and implementing practices that enable us to establish more efficient and sustainable operations globally.
“Our collaboration with Swiss WorldCargo directly aligns with our strategy and reflects the commitment across Cencora to achieve our enterprise-wide science-based carbon reduction target.”
World Courier is a part of Cencora (formerly AmerisourceBergen) which is committed to to reducing its absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 54.6 per cent by FY2032, based on FY2019.