Category: sustainability

How AFKLMP Cargo spurred Chinese suppliers to join war on carbon

GertJan Roelands, senior vice-president of sales and distribution at AFKLMP Cargo, enthuses of these partnerships: “We welcome Sinotrans to our Cargo SAF Programme, which makes it easy to understand and visualise the change one can make in reducing CO2 emissions on a trade lane or flight segment. Whether you’re a large, mid-sized or small business, we offer you a means of showing your engagement in sustainability to your customer,” he says.

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American Cargo helps US step up its vaccine contributions

Commenting on the latest vital humanitarian shipment, Robert Isom, president of American Airlines, enthuses: “We commend president Biden and the White House for their commitment to distribute life-saving vaccines to people around the world to bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic, and our team is proud to have a hand in the effort and deliver [these] vaccines to Guatemala.

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IAG and K + N team up in quest for alternative jet fuels

Commenting on sustainability in the air cargo industry, John Cheetham, chief commercial officer at IAG Cargo, which has now completed more than 300 automotive charters since it began its specialist charter service in response to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, observes: “International Airlines Group was the first European airline group to commit to powering 10 per cent of its flights with sustainable aviation fuel by 2030. These [latest] charters mark IAG Cargo’s first step on that journey – I’m incredibly proud of our commitment to long-term sustainability, helping to reduce carbon footprint overall.

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Etihad and SkyCell combine to improve pharma integrity

Chiara Venuti, head of airline partners at SkyCell, underscores: “When shipping pharmaceuticals products, there should be no room for error. Our innovative containers give pharma clients peace of mind when shipping their valuable goods. We are excited to be working with Etihad Cargo to help enhance its pharmaceutical logistics and the supply chain.” 

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E-airfreight of the future: no airwaybills, no men, no beer?

In the future, all collective expertise will be systematically managed by small teams of remotely-located female freight forwarding facilitators (FFFFs) consisting largely of humans sitting in their homes staring at apps.

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Why ground handler Hactl is proud of its green credentials

Wilson Kwong, chief executive of Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals, insists: “What we have proven time and again is that sustainability measures are not simply just unwelcome extra costs – they often make sound business sense, and are also our duty as world citizens. If we care about our children, we should care for our planet.”

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Cooking oil part-fuels AF/KLM flight from Paris to Montreal

Sustainable Aviation Fuel has been found to significantly reduce CO2 emissions from air transportation – and can be utilised without any need to modify existing supply chain infrastructure, aircraft or engines. Benjamin Smith, chief executive of Air France/KLM, insists: “For many years, the Air France/KLM Group has been committed to reducing its environmental footprint. Together with the renewal of our fleet, sustainable aviation fuels constitute our main lever in the medium-term for reducing our CO2 emissions per passenger/cargo/km by half by 2030.”

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Air cargo is the difference between life and death for airlines

Willie Walsh, IATA’s new director general and chief executive, insists that, having come through this [crisis], people will better appreciate the very significant financial contribution that cargo has made to their businesses. “It has been the difference between life and death for many airlines,” he says. “The cash generated by cargo has been very important through all of this.”

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