DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo have launched a regular CO2 neutral freight connection from Europe to China.
The weekly cargo flight rotations from Frankfurt to Shanghai will be 100% real carbon dioxide neutral through Sustainable Aviation Fuel, (SAF), producing 20,250 tons less greenhouse gases in the summer flight schedule.
Mercedes-Benz, ZF and Merck are among the first customers.
SAF is about three times more expensive than fossil kerosene and the quantity available on the market is limited. With the launch of the sustainable freight flight connection, DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo are reiterating their call to other companies in the logistics industry as well as politicians to jointly expand production and infrastructure for Sustainable Aviation Fuel and thus drive forward decarbonisation in logistics.
Jochen Thewes, CEO of DB Schenker said: “As of now, carbon neutral supply chains are also feasible with air freight. Our weekly flights between Frankfurt and Shanghai are the kick-off of a new era.”