KN enters into agreement with American Airlines to deploy 11 mn litres of SAF
Kuehne Nagel and American Airlines join forces to act on climate change, entering into an agreement to deploy more than 11 million litres of sustainable aviation fuel.
- Kuehne+Nagel customers can now benefit from immediately available SAF solutions to avoid CO2 emissions of their air freight globally.
- SAF is currently the most effective measure to significantly reduce the environmental footprint of aviation.
March 09, 2021: Kuehne+Nagel and American Airlines join forces to act on climate change, entering into an agreement to deploy more than 11 million litres of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). 11 million litres (3 million gallons) of SAF would enable a B787-9 Dreamliner passenger aircraft to fly 25 times carbon neutral around the world or transport 13 million kilogrammes of cargo from London to Dallas on a B777F cargo aircraft.
Kuehne+Nagel customers can now benefit from immediately available SAF solutions to avoid CO2 emissions of their air freight globally.
As part of the Net Zero Carbon programme, Kuehne+Nagel is proactively advancing its sustainable and scalable solutions to decarbonise air freight shipments. SAF is currently the most effective measure to significantly reduce the environmental footprint of aviation and foster transition to carbon neutrality. With the newly launched SAF offering, customers can power their products with alternative fuel directly via the logistics provider. Kuehne+Nagel portfolio of sustainable solutions will be further expanded with innovative and easy shipping options.
Yngve Ruud, member of the management board of Kuehne+Nagel, responsible for Air Logistics, commented, “The demand for environmentally friendly air logistics services is certainly on the rise. Through the innovative collaboration with American Airlines, we commit to support our customers' sustainability ambitions and contribute to the development and widespread use of alternative aviation fuels. We encourage all the industry stakeholders to join us in bringing carbon neutral flying one step closer.”
“Partnering with Kuehne+Nagel as part of our effort to reduce the impact of aviation on our planet has been an incredible example of the kind of collaboration that will drive real change,” said Jessica Tyler, president of American Airlines Cargo and vice president of operations innovation and delivery. “This strategic, market-based solution will help create a cleaner supply chain and is aimed at accelerating our transition to a low-carbon future.”
SAF is a key element to mitigate aviation's impact on climate change. While the carbon lifecycle of fossil fuels is linear and releases additional CO2 emissions, the carbon lifecycle of SAF is circular aimed at re-using waste or biomass and emissions produced.