Customers can choose CO2-reduction levels through AFKLMP Cargo’s new goSAF
Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) has taken a new step forward in making the airfreight industry more sustainable with the introduction of goSAF. As of Oct. 18, customers can set the level of their contribution to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for every cargo shipment they book.
This is part of its pledge to tackle climate change, achieving net-zero CO2 emissions in 2050.
“AFKLMP Cargo believes that the best way to achieve a more sustainable future for the airfreight industry is by joining hands with customers,” the company stated.
With goSAF, customers using the myCargo booking portal can set the level of their contribution to SAF for each shipment. AFKLMP Cargo gives customers a choice of four contribution levels, which will allow them to proportionally reduce their contribution to CO2 emissions when booking. The underlying CO2-emissions calculator determines the expected CO2 emissions of the shipment and calculates the costs of compensating for this by investing in the purchase of SAF.
“When our customers decide to contribute to SAF, they not only reduce the CO2 emissions of their own shipments, but also contribute to more sustainable supply chains for their customers and help them and the broader cargo industry reduce impact on the environment,” said GertJan Roelands, senior vice president of sales and distribution. “By working together and gradually increasing the percentage of SAF used to power every flight, we can really make a difference in achieving a more sustainable airfreight industry.”
goSAF is the logical next step following the introduction of AFKLMP Cargo’s customer-oriented SAF program, which was the first of its kind, launched in 2020.
The Cargo SAF program enables forwarders and shippers to fuel their flights with a percentage of SAF. Customers choose their own contribution level, while AFKLMP Cargo ensures that the investment is fully utilized to purchase SAF.
When investing in SAF, customers receive an independently certified report specifying the amount of SAF purchased in terms of traffic volume, giving an indication of the resulting reduction in CO2 emissions. The program has already welcomed 40 partners.
In 2022, AFKLMP Cargo took the initiative in adding a standard percentage of SAF (0.5 to 1 percent) to all flights departing from Paris Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Although this percentage may seem tiny, it is an important step in the right direction. AFKLMP Cargo will keep cooperating with industry partners in seeking ingenious solutions and innovations that will promote the use and accelerate the production of SAF.
All investments in SAF—whether it be via AFKLMP Cargo’s SAF program or via goSAF—will be fully utilized to purchase more SAF. AFKLMP Cargo stated that it does not profit from this financially in any way.
As is the case for participants in its SAF program, customers who contribute via goSAF receive a report with an overview of the calculated CO2 reduction thanks to their investments.