Logistics article(s)
November 8, 2021

Kuehne+Nagel said it became the first air logistics provider to offer its customers the option to purchase Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for each shipment instantly avoiding carbon emissions. 


In a statement, it said this new add-on is available on all Kuehne+Nagel air freight quoting platforms and channels, allowing customers to choose carbon neutral transport via their preferred online or offline quoting method.


"With the newly launched offering, all Kuehne+Nagel customers can easily opt for SAF to be used instead of fossil fuel for air transport and benefit from net zero carbon emissions air freight services - regardless of airlines used, origin or destination," it said, adding that as SAF still produces some CO2 emissions, carbon neutrality is achieved by substituting each litre of jet fuel kerosene used with 1.33 litres of SAF.


Yngve Ruud, member of the management board of Kuehne+Nagel, responsible for Air Logistics, said the solution is part of K+N's efforts to develop transparent sustainable shipping options.


K+N noted that SAF is currently the most effective measure to significantly reduce the environmental footprint of shipping. While the carbon lifecycle of fossil fuels is linear and results in the release of additional CO2 emissions, the carbon lifecycle of SAF is circular and allows for the reuse of waste or biomass and emissions.


SAF significantly reduces the amount of additional carbon introduced into the global carbon cycle by at least 75%.

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