The Middle East South Asia (MESA) operation of Hellmann Worldwide, one of the largest global logistics service providers has become the first in the region to join the Air France KLM Martinair
Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) programme.
Hellmann is a global logistics services provider with a strong commitment to sustainability focusing on the three pillars of economy, ecology, and social issues.
In 2011, the two airlines were among the first to operate commercial flights, demonstrating a possible alternative to fossil fuels.
Sustainable aviation fuels can today be made from waste oils, waste products and forest residues.
They can be incorporated into jet fuel without any engine modifications.
Their use can reduce CO2 emissions by more than 85% compared to conventional fuel.
The Cargo SAF Programme makes it possible for shippers and forwarders to power a share of their flights using SAF.
Customers may choose their level of engagement and AFKLMP Cargo ensures that the total amount of investment is used for the sourcing of SAF.
Mr. Baby George, Vice President – Airfreight, Hellmann MESA stated: “In our 150-year long company history, we have always been organisation that lives sustainability; always keeping in mind our great responsibility for people, the environment and also society. These values are firmly embedded in our global F.A.M.I.L.Y culture.
“Joining hands with Air France KLM Martinair Cargo has given us an opportunity to contribute towards reducing our carbon footprint, in freight transportation.
“We are proud to associate ourselves with the SAF program in the region, which strengthens our collaboration with Air France KLM Martinair Cargo and our customers who are committed to sustainable freight transportation initiatives.”
Mr. Philippe van Meir, Director Middle East & Southern Asia, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo: “We are proud to sign this first SAF agreement in the Middle East, where interest and commitment to sustainable aviation is growing rapidly, and to welcome Hellmann Middle East – South Asia in joining our programme.
“With this agreement we are frontrunners in the industry by delivering green logistics
“Our shared commitment to creating a sustainable future for aviation means that together, we are now taking ambitious steps to achieving this by pioneering the development and adoption of
these revolutionary fuels in the region.”