DB Schenker joins Cathay’s corporate SAF programme

DB Schenker commits to buy 878 tonnes of SAF, biggest contributor to Cathay’s corporate programme

DB Schenker joins Cathay’s corporate SAF programme
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DB Schenker is the latest member of the air cargo community to join Cathay’s corporate sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) programme.

With its commitment to reduce carbon emissions through the programme, DB Schenker has become the biggest contributor to the scheme to date, says an official release from Cathay.

The corporate SAF programme enables members to purchase SAF for uplift on Cathay Pacific and Cathay Cargo flights, from Hong Kong and other ports on the network, the release added. "By joining and committing to buy 878 tonnes of SAF (the equivalent of 290,000 US gallons), DB Schenker has further demonstrated its commitment to reducing the climate impact of its air cargo activities, which dates back to 2020 when it started to use SAF for a proportion of its transport volumes."

Tom Owen, Director, Cathay Cargo says: "“We are delighted to welcome DB Schenker as the newest member of the Cathay corporate SAF programme – and the biggest contributor to date. It is great to have this level of support from such an important player in the air cargo industry to work with us in decarbonising aviation. By replacing conventional jet fuel with sustainable aviation fuel, DB Schenker’s commitment is the equivalent of saving more than 2,600 tonnes in CO2 emissions. This powerfully conveys the message that there is real and growing demand for SAF and this partnership is testament to the collaborative ethos of Greener Together as we move one step closer to the goal of a more sustainable air cargo industry.”

Thorsten Meincke, Global Board Member for Air and Ocean Freight, DB Schenker adds: "By partnering with Cathay Pacific on SAF, we are reinforcing our sustainability commitment and leadership in the skies. The collaboration underlines our environmental stewardship in air cargo and supports the global push for SAF by increasing demand for it across more regions across the globe, which will ultimately contribute to a more sustainable future."

The SAF used for the arrangement with DB Schenker is derived from waste cooking oil and animal fats. "As part of the programme, the airline issues members with documentation to prove their Scope 3 emissions reductions from their flights using SA," the release added.

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