Korean Air to expand cargo SAF programme with Yusen Logistics

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Singapore SA2024Korean Air has partnered with Yusen Logistics, a global logistics company, to further promote the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the air cargo industry. The two companies signed a Sustainable Aviation Fuel Cooperation Program Agreement at the Yusen Logistics headquarters in Tokyo.

(From left) Eisuke Fukagawa, Global Head of Air Freight Forwarding Group, Yusen Logistics and Jaedong Eum, Senior Vice President and Head of Cargo Business Division, Korean Air.

Yusen Logistics is the airline’s first cargo SAF partner based in Japan, and the two companies will collaborate to promote SAF usage within the Asian region in alignment with the aviation industry’s climate change goals.

“We are delighted to welcome Yusen Logistics as our cargo SAF program partner, to jointly promote and implement SAF usage,” said Jaedong Eum, Senior Vice President and Head of Cargo Business Division, Korean Air. “We remain committed to the industry’s climate change goals, and the sustainable development of the air cargo industry.”

“Yusen Logistics is also committed to the 2050 net-zero target,” said Eisuke Fukagawa, Global Head of Airfreight Forwarding Group, Yusen Logistics. “With this partnership with Korean Air, we are able to support our customers to decarbonize their supply chains and help stimulate larger supply for SAF.”

In September 2023, Korean Air launched a program to use SAF for air cargo operations with air cargo customers and forwarders, a first of its kind in Korea in the air cargo industry. Customers are able to purchase SAF for air cargo operations, and Korean Air will share the carbon emissions reductions with its customers. Korean Air is committed to cooperating with all relevant governments, clients and oil refinery companies to expedite the use of SAF and create an efficient domestic SAF infrastructure in Korea.

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