DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo Partner for CO2-Free Aviation
A Lufthansa Cargo freighter with the registration D-ALFG took off for the first time with a very special design: The lettering "Flying 100% CO2 neutral powered by DB Schenker".
Both companies have been working together on climate protection for ten years and have now been able to launch a concrete offer on the market.
With the use of SAF, which is based on extensive research, the cargo airline and the logistics service provider are accelerating the move away from fossil fuels in order to make the entire air freight industry more climate-friendly.
Since April, they have been offering weekly, CO2-neutral cargo rotations between Frankfurt and Shanghai.
The aircraft's special livery draws attention to the issue of SAF and invites customers to transport their freight in a CO2-neutral manner. For Deutsche Bahn and DB Schenker, this is only the third time that the company logo has appeared on an aircraft.
Ashwin Bhat, Lufthansa Cargo Chief Commercial Officer said: "We are delighted to have DB Schenker at our side, a partner who is so energetically promoting the reduction of CO2 in the air freight industry."
Thorsten Meincke, Global Board Member for Air & Ocean Freight at DB Schenker: ”Sustainability is not just a nice-to-have. It is our declared goal to transport more goods in an environmentally friendly way.
In doing so, we roll up our sleeves where it is particularly important to be active – in air transport! Together with Lufthansa Cargo, we offer a regular carbon neutral cargo flight connection.”
The companies offer a 100 per cent greenhouse gas-neutral freight connection between Europe and Asia throughout the entire Lufthansa Cargo summer flight schedule.
Sustainable Aviation Fuel is produced primarily from biomass waste, for example from used vegetable and cooking oils. During combustion in the engine, therefore, only CO2 is released which was previously removed from the atmosphere during the growth of the plants.
The greenhouse gases produced during the production and transport of the fuel are also fully compensated for with certified offset projects. This ensures the complete greenhouse gas neutrality of the flights.