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Bolloré Logistics partners with United to purchase 3 million liters of sustainable aviation fuel

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Bolloré Logistics and United Airlines entered into a partnership last month for the purchase of 3 million liters (nearly 800,000 gallons) of sustainable aviation fuel for this year, Bolloré announced Aug. 31.

“This collaboration demonstrates Bolloré Logistics’ ongoing determination to pursue its commitments by developing sustainable offers to help decarbonize air-freight transport,” the company stated.

This new agreement is geared towards the customary client base and covers all the routes operated by Bolloré Logistics, in all geographical areas.

It will enable the company to reduce its scope 3 greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions by a minimum of 6,500 metric tons of CO2, a result also made possible through the utilization of used cooking oil to replace fossil fuels.

“Today’s challenges such as global warming and the decarbonization of the air-transport sector mean that our customers now have very specific expectations regarding the management of their supply chain,” said Philippe de Crécy, vice president of Airfreight Europe at Bolloré Logistics. “They now want to adopt eco-responsible solutions in line with their commitments. We were among the first to make this shift. With our partner United Airlines, we will continue developing our offer to achieve our scope 3 CO2-reduction targets.”

Jan Krems, president of United Cargo, added, “At United, we have an ambitious goal to reduce 100 percent of our greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050, without relying on traditional carbon offsets. Achieving this goal isn’t possible without working with partners to put sustainability at the forefront of our cargo business. We’re grateful to work with Bolloré Logistics on this commitment, and we are looking forward to creating a more sustainable air-freight industry together.”

The purchase of sustainable aviation fuel provided by United Airlines is offered in conjunction with the AIRsaf offer launched by Bolloré Logistics in July 2021.

Based on the use of sustainable aviation fuel, this offer also includes an end-to-end solution, with environmentally responsible pre- and post-carriage procedures, as well as management of reusable transport packaging.

It is also in line with its “Powering Sustainable Logistics” corporate social responsibility program, in which Bolloré Logistics committed to cut its scope 3 CO2 emissions generated by the execution of transport by 30 percent by 2030 compared to 2019.

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