CargoAi and Neste, a producer of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), announced a partnership to enablefreight forwarders and their clients to reduce the carbon emissions of their cargo transport through the purchase of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Freight forwarders arrange transportation for the cargo of other companies and play a pivotal role in reducing the carbon emissions associated with such cargo transports.
As of November 2022, CargoAi offers the possibility to purchase Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel when booking a cargo transport. This can be done in the booking flow – either after a booking is confirmed or when the cargo is being tracked. This complements CargoAi’s Cargo2ZERO sustainability offering launched in October 2022. The use of sustainable aviation fuel significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions from air transport. Purchasing Neste-produced SAF helps companies meet their climate targets and credibly report their CO2e emissions reductions.
“We are proud of this landmark partnership with Neste, as sustainability is at the core of all our product developments and customer interactions. Building on the CO2 Efficiency Score already available in our Cargo2ZERO solution, will further encourage forwarders to enter into discussions with their own clients about what is needed for the industry to move forward towards reaching the industry’s Net Zero targets together. We are also enabling access for smaller freight forwarding companies in 110 countries to purchase SAF in smaller quantities,” says Matthieu Petot, CEO of CargoAi.
“I am excited to announce this pioneering partnership between Neste and CargoAi. Working with an innovative and industry-leading partner such as CargoAi allows us to accelerate and broaden the utilization of sustainable aviation fuel into new markets. Through this partnership, Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel is made available to CargoAi customers for any cargo booking to reduce the emissions of their shipment while utilizing CargoAi’s innovative digital booking platform. We are very proud of our partnerships with like-minded organizations sharing the same commitment to a more sustainable future for aviation,” said Jason Reichow, Vice President Business Development, Renewable Aviation, at Neste.
During the booking or tracking phase, freight forwarders will automatically be prompted with data of the CO2 emissions that their shipment will emit, calculated based on IATA standards. They will then have an option to purchase varying percentages of SAF to reduce emissions. Neste ensures the purchased SAF volumes are delivered and used by partner aircraft operators. The emission reductions achieved will be reported back and can be used to credibly report against sustainability targets.
Sustainable aviation fuel has been widely acknowledged as a key element in helping to reach aviation’s ambitious goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Using Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 80 percent over the fuel’s life cycle compared to using fossil jet fuel. It is produced from sustainably sourced, 100 percent renewable waste and residue raw materials, such as used cooking oil and animal fat waste. Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel is a drop-in fuel that can be used within existing aircraft engines and airport fuel infrastructure, and is already available today.
Neste signs up with Sunweb Group
Sunweb Group and Neste announced that they have entered into a new partnership based on which Sunweb Group purchases 306 tonnes (385,000 litres) of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) from Neste to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions resulting from Sunweb flights. The SAF volume purchased provides an emission reduction equaling the amount of GHG emissions from all Sunweb flights departing in 2022. Sunweb does not own any aircraft itself but uses commercial airlines for air travel to various holiday destinations.
The partnership follows Sunweb’s earlier announced decision to stop CO2 compensation; instead, the company invests in reducing CO2 emissions of its organised travel with Neste’s SAF that will be used by Sunweb’s partner airlines. This makes Sunweb the first travel organization without its own aircraft to purchase SAF directly to reduce its climate impact.
“While this initial SAF purchase is currently a small amount, it is an important step towards making flying more sustainable. SAF is the most effective way to reduce our carbon footprint. Currently, less than 0.1 percent of all jet fuel worldwide is SAF. To reduce emissions from flying, the amount of SAF used must be increased. With the new investment, we will ensure all 1 million Sunweb Group customers will be flying with reduced emissions thanks to the purchased volume of SAF that equals 0.5 percent of all jet fuel used on all our flights in 2022. In doing so, we want to show that sustainability is everyone’s responsibility”, says Chris Oskam, Head of Sustainability at Sunweb Group.