Luxembourg-based all-cargo airline Cargolux and long-term partner Bolloré Logistics have signed a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) agreement in joint operations. The initiative will allow the 747-freighter operator to continue its commitment to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.
The deal forms part of Cargolux’s SAF program, which covers 800,000 liters of SAF, and will allow Bolloré Logistics to cut at least 2,200 tones of CO2 from its “Scope 3” greenhouse gas emissions, according to a statement published by Cargolux.
“Cargolux is strongly committed to the development and use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel and has foreseen investment in SAF-related projects over the coming years,” said Domenico Ceci, Cargolux executive vice president for sales and marketing.
Pierre Houé, deputy COO of Bolloré Logistics, said: “Sustainable Aviation Fuel is a key solution for Bolloré Logistics to decarbonize transportation and reach our carbon reduction targets set up in our CSR Program ‘Powering Sustainable Logistics’.”
In line with its “Powering Sustainable Logistics” CSR program, Bolloré Logistics has “committed to cut 30% by 2030, compared to 2019, of its Scope 3 CO2 emissions generated by the execution of transport,” the statement added.
Cargolux SAF Program
Cargolux launched its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) program on October 25, 2021, following the airline’s introduction of SAF across its services.
The all-boeing-747 operator aims to be carbon neutral by 2050.
Cargolux currently operates cargo flights and full and part charter services to more than 75 destinations around the world with a fleet of 30 Boeing 747-8 freighters and Boeing 747-400 freighters.