AFKLMP Cargo adds five Chinese partners to its SAF Programme

posted on 13th July 2021 by Eddie Saunders
AFKLMP Cargo adds  five Chinese partners to its SAF Programme

AWOT, CTS, Jobmate, Sinotrans and SuperTrans have joined the Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Programme (SAF Programme) of Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo), offering
greener cargo services on routes connecting China with Europe and South America.

The Cargo SAF Programme enables shippers and forwarders to power a share of their flights with
sustainable aviation fuel, a cleaner substitute for conventional jet fuel, reducing CO2 emissions by up to 85%.

At the contract signing, Kenny Li, managing director of AWOT Global Express remarked: “Air France KLM’s SAF Programme came at the right time and we had no hesitation in saying “Yes” to investing in it.

“It gives us a jumpstart in our endeavour to be socially responsible and environmentally conscious.”

Jiang Bo, vice president of CTS International Logistics Corporation, which operates between
Shanghai and Amsterdam, remarked: “We want to be the first mover and set a marker for other
Chinese companies to follow our sustainability driven approach.

“We believe that common goals and joint actions deliver the maximum results, not just in business, but also in the betterment of our industry and society at large.

“The money we invest in this programme is just a small step, an initial investment, towards a larger cause”.

Paul Gu, president of Job-Mate International, remarked: “Thanks again Air France-KLM for
giving us the opportunity to participate in a project of such great and practical significance.

“We are in step with AFKLMP Cargo as a business partner, but also as a valued sponsor of a healthy, global ecosystem.

“We will call on more people and aspiring companies to participate extensively in creating a better and sustainable future together.”

“The SAF Programme of AFKLMP Cargo offers us a platform to promote the development of green logistics,” said Zhang Liang, vice general manager of Sinotrans e-Commerce Logistics.

“Our Hangzhou branch is very proud that with this partnership they contribute towards reducing CO2 emissions on KLM’s Hangzhou-Amsterdam flight by over 15% for the year,”

“In a nutshell, we would like to expand our business in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way,” said Raymond Huang, general manager at Xiamen Supertrans.

In closing, Rahul Pathak, AFKLMP Cargo’s director for China, Hong Kong & Taiwan concluded: “We deeply appreciate and thank our partners in China and Hong Kong for their investment in our Sustainable Aviation Fuel Programme.

“It is only through a joint commitment and combined effort that, as an industry, we can lower our carbon footprint.

“We value Guanxi (关系) and are grateful to the relationship and trust accorded to us.

“We believe that, on the one hand, our strong business commitment to one another has made this engagement towards a sustainable future possible.

“On the other, it confirms the environmental awareness of our partners and their sense of social
responsibility.”