Etihad Cargo’s partner, DSV, has become the carrier’s first transport and logistics partner to purchase sustainable aviation fuel, (SAF), to offset the carbon emissions of shipments.
Through the company’s book and claim system, Etihad Cargo facilitated DSV’s SAF purchase, enabling the airline to ‘offset’ CO2 emissions and reduce non-CO2 climate impact.
Etihad Cargo transported DSV’s cargo shipment from Washington Dulles to Abu Dhabi on Etihad’s first transatlantic NetZero flight in this November.
Martin Drew, Senior Vice President – Global Sales & Cargo at Etihad Aviation Group said: “Etihad Cargo’s partnership with DSV to transport cargo utilising the SAF book and claim system has showcased the power of collaboration and demonstrated the future of net-zero aviation. The successful delivery of DSV’s shipment has proved net-zero air cargo operations are possible and is the first step in transforming the possible into the routine.”
The carrier is targeting a 20% reduction in its emissions by 2025, and plans to cut 2019 net emissions by 50% by 2035.