Kuehne+Nagel, IAG Cargo partner to reduce supply-chain emissions with UK-made SAF
After powering a charter chain of 16 flights with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from Stuttgart to Atlanta last year, Kuehne+Nagel and IAG Cargo join forces once again to act on climate change and secure another significant amount of SAF. Eight million liters (more than 2.1 million gallons) of SAF will be sourced from Phillips 66’s Humber Refinery in Lincolnshire, England—the first to produce SAF at scale in the U.K.
IAG was the first European airline group to commit to 10 percent of its fuel to be SAF by 2030. SAF can reduce carbon emissions by more than 90 percent and is widely recognized as the most effective measure to significantly reduce the environmental footprint of air cargo.
“Sustainable aviation fuels are supporting the industry to significantly lower carbon emissions and we know reducing carbon footprint is important for our customers, colleagues and partners,” said John Cheetham, chief commercial officer at IAG Cargo. “I’m delighted that we are once again collaborating with Kuehne+Nagel. This is an important next step in our commitment to reducing our impact on the environment. Partnerships like these are key as we continue to look at ways to support sustainable air cargo.”
Yngve Ruud, a member of the management board of Kuehne+Nagel who is responsible for air logistics, said, “We continue to prioritize measures that facilitate a transition to a low-carbon business model, ours and our customers'. By securing another significant amount of sustainable aviation fuel together with IAG Cargo, we are reaffirming our commitment to the long-term transformation of the industry and readiness to drive it.”
So far, Kuehne+Nagel has sourced 21 million liters (more than 5.5 million gallons) of SAF, allowing its customers to benefit from immediately available alternative-fuel solutions to reduce CO2 emissions of their air freight globally.