AFKLM Cargo welcomes 5 Chinese partners to its SAF Programme
AWOT, CTS, Jobmate, Sinotrans and SuperTrans have joined the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Programme of Air France KLM Martinair Cargo.
July 14, 2021: AWOT, CTS, Jobmate, Sinotrans and SuperTrans have joined the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Programme of Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo), offering greener cargo services on routes connecting China with Europe and South America.
The Cargo SAF Programme enables shippers and forwarders to power a share of their flights with sustainable aviation fuel, a cleaner substitute for conventional jet fuel, reducing CO2 emissions by up to 85 percent.
Rahul Pathak, AFKLMP Cargoâ€™s director for China, Hong Kong & Taiwan concluded: â€œWe deeply appreciate and thank our partners in China and Hong Kong for their investment in our Sustainable Aviation Fuel Programme. It is only through a joint commitment and combined effort that, as an industry, we can lower our carbon footprint.â€
These far-reaching partnerships present an exciting development for the Air France KLM Martinair Cargo network in East Asia. By joining our SAF, these five companies reflect Chinaâ€™s commitment to investing in cleaner air and reducing its carbon footprint, while supporting the aviation industryâ€™s global commitment to minimise harmful emissions. These multiple partnerships constitute a promising expansion of AFKLMP Cargoâ€™s ambitious sustainability roadmap.
AWOT Global Express, which operates between Hong Kong with Lima, Peru, is a newer freight forwarding company, but has stated that their youth as a company is what drives their commitment to delivering top-class service. At the contract signing, Kenny Li, managing director of AWOT Global Express remarked, â€œAir France KLMâ€™s SAF Programme came at the right time and we had no hesitation in saying â€˜Yesâ€™ to investing in it. It gives us a jumpstart in our endeavour to be socially responsible and environmentally conscious.â€
Jiang Bo, vice president of CTS International Logistics Corporation, which operates between Shanghai and Amsterdam, remarked, â€œWe want to be the first mover and set a marker for other Chinese companies to follow our sustainability driven approach.
Jobmate International Logistics operates between Shanghai and Paris.
Sinotrans Global E-commerce Logistics has its headquarters in the Beijing Airport Economic Zone and will be offering a â€œgreen routeâ€ between Hangzhou and Amsterdam.
Operating between Xiamen and Amsterdam, Xiamen SuperTrans is a local company that has grown considerably in the past decade, from a small forwarding business into a full-range logistics services provider.