DB Schenker customers rejoice! You all can now choose between regular and SAD (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) for your global air freights irrespective of the type of aircraft/airline.
There is one more important detail to be mentioned, and it’s that the new global offer complements DB Schenker’s weekly full charter route between Germany and China. Launched in spring 2021, this is still the only regular air cargo flight in the world to be fully covered by SAF. More than 150 Lufthansa Cargo flights have avoided more than 40,000 tons of CO2e.
Individual SAF agreements are in the pipeline as well, like a recent purchase of SAF credits at Singapore Airlines.
Jochen Thewes, CEO of DB Schenker, said: “We are very proud of the game-changing pioneer project we started with our trusted partner Lufthansa Cargo.
“Today, we take the next step by starting a global green air cargo network. We have purchased massive volumes of biofuel to push the decarbonization of our industry.
“Customers of DB Schenker can now virtually book SAF on all trade lanes to thousands of airports. This new flexibility is a success factor and good for the climate. Every ton of biofuel counts.”
Thorsten Meincke, global board member for Air and Ocean Freight at DB Schenker, said: “Reducing the carbon footprint in supply chains is possible not only in a far-distanced future but already today.
“Yes, sustainability comes with a price. But now the choice is available: No DB Schenker customer needs to use traditional kerosene for their airfreight anymore.
“We hope that this message will give further momentum towards sustainability in aviation. Customers who have tested or are already regularly using our SAF offer are very satisfied.”
For their ESG reporting, customers who choose to pay the premium for virtual allocation of SAF for an airfreight shipment receive certification for the exact amount of greenhouse gases avoided.