May 29, 2021: Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) has signed agreements with two leading Dutch freight forwarders Best Global Logistics (BGL) and Fast Forward Freight – for participation in its Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) programme.

BGL has joined the AFKLMP SAF programme for its 2021 marine logistics shipments (ship spares), as a crucial part of their Going Green strategy.

John Burgstra, Co-CEO of the GTS group and group director of BGL, stated, “We are very excited to have AFKLMP Cargo at our side, as a leading partner who is active in operating and promoting the reduction of carbon emissions in the airfreight industry. We are prepared to assume responsibility for the future generation of airfreight. We genuinely want to empower our customers and the entire industry to make more sustainable decisions. Through innovative tailor-made solutions, ambitious programmes and reliable business practices, we strive to deliver green logistics solutions for our world.’’

As a global forwarder with a leading role in marine logistics, BGL in cooperation with 4PL sister company Marinetrans, wants to set an example for many others in the industry. With this in mind they recently introduced their Going Green strategy. The SAF programme is an important part of the Going Green focus and enables BGL to connect people and goods through sustainable logistics.

Fast Forward Freight is committed to leading the industry in minimising the impact of its activities on the environment. This ambition is an important reason for joining and investing in AFKLMP's SAF programme. The company monitors its impact on the environment and sets targets for continuous improvement.

Marc Terpstra, CEO of Fast Forward Freight, said, “Fast Forward Freight in its blueprint will use every opportunity to be sustainable in their day-to-day activities. In this industry every step forward makes a big difference, and it is our social responsibility.”

Bernard Geersing, AFKLMP Cargo’s Director Benelux, added, “We are extremely pleased with the willingness and concrete commitment of our Dutch partners Best Global Logistics and Fast Forward Freight to shape our common ambition for a more sustainable future. Together we are trendsetters in a field that will grow in our companies and in society.”

By participating in the programme, customers not only reduce their carbon footprint, but confirm their commitment to leading the industry towards a more sustainable future.

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