DHL purchases 33 million litres of SAF from AFKLMP

posted on 8th February 2022 by Eddie Saunders
DHL purchases 33 million litres of SAF from AFKLMP

DHL Global Forwarding (DGF), the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL
Group, has signed an agreement with Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) for the
purchase of 33 million liters of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

The three-year cooperation represents one of the most significant SAF purchases in the Freight Forwarding industry.

DGF is excited about this new endeavor with AFKLMP, which has been a long-term, reliable partner and one of the leaders in the Group’s GoGreen carrier certification program for many years.

The initiative is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s Sustainability Roadmap, which aims to
spend €7 billion on green technologies by 2030 and reduce all logistics-related emissions to
zero by 2050.

“With our Sustainability Roadmap, we have set ourselves ambitious goals on our journey
towards zero emissions. Sustainable fuels are a fundamental part of our efforts,” says
Tim Scharwath, CEO DHL Global Forwarding, Freight

The higher the proportion of SAF, the lower the carbon emissions. This way, actual carbon reduction is achieved.

DHL allocates the benefits to its customers, helping them reduce their carbon footprint.

“The Air France KLM Martinair Cargo teams are strongly committed and feel responsible for creating a sustainable future for our industry,” says Adriaan den Heijer, EVP Air France KLM Cargo and Managing Director Martinair.

“This deal is a great opportunity to accelerate our joint sustainability efforts.

“Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has a lot of potential to reduce CO2 emissions and we are delighted to collaborate with our strong, long-term partner DHL Global Forwarding on this journey to greener logistics and transportation in the coming years”.

DGF’s partnership with AFKLMP will work similarly to earlier collaborations, with customers benefiting from the partnership through a ‘book and claim’ system.

When purchasing a DGF service, they can select the sustainable option.

The related Scope 3 emissions reduction will be credited to their account.

Since it is nearly impossible both technically and logistically to physically track SAF from production to the airplane, ‘book & claim’ offers a digital accounting system to track and transfer emissions reductions from sustainable fuels across the value chains.

Companies can own SAF by buying and selling it without physically tracing the fuel through the supply chain. This makes SAF accessible for companies of all sizes and locations.