Cargolux, Bolloré Logistics sign SAF agreement
Cargolux and long-term partner Bolloré Logistics have signed an agreement for the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in joint operations. The deal, covering 800,000 liters (211,338 gallons) of SAF, forms part of the Cargolux SAF program. This initiative will enable Bolloré Logistics to reduce its scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions by at least 2,200 metric tons of CO2e, a reflection of both parties’ commitment to sustainable operations.
“Cargolux is strongly committed to the development and use of sustainable aviation fuel and has foreseen investment in SAF-related projects over the coming years,” said Domenico Ceci, Cargolux’s executive vice president for sales and marketing. “The agreement we signed with our long-term partner Bolloré Logistics is a significant achievement, one we hope to build on in the future. Taking this step with a trusted customer is important for Cargolux and it highlights both our companies’ engagement for environmentally sound operations.”
Pierre Houé, deputy chief operations officer of Bolloré Logistics, added, “Sustainable aviation fuel is a key solution for Bolloré Logistics to decarbonize transportation and reach our carbon-reduction targets set up in our [corporate social responsibility (CSR)] program ‘Powering Sustainable Logistics.’ Building a strong partnership with a crucial partner like Cargolux is critical to enable the aviation industry to operate a transition towards a more sustainable future. We are very glad to engage in this journey together.”
Sustainability is a crucial focus for air cargo and Cargolux says it is engaged in the industry’s commitment to more environmentally sound operations.
The development and availability of SAF rank high on Cargolux’s agenda. The airline has a dedicated SAF program securing the acquisition of current and next-generation SAFs.
“These initiatives, aimed at reducing both parties’ emissions, position Cargolux as an advocate for sustainability within the air cargo industry and hence global supply chains,” Cargolux stated.
In line with its “Powering Sustainable Logistics” CSR program, Bolloré Logistics committed by 2030 to cut 30 percent of its scope 3 CO2 emissions generated by the execution of transport, compared to 2019 levels. The goal, well-below the 2-degree Celsius trajectory, involves making a sustainable offering central to its operations. Since then, the company launched “AIRsaf,” an offer based on the use of SAF that also incorporates an end-to-end approach, with low-carbon pre- and post-carriage transportation, as well as management of reusable packaging. It also made various partnerships with airlines to promote the use of SAF to decarbonize air freight and enable its customers to meet their emission-reduction targets.