Kuehne+Nagel offers carbon neutral transport option with the launch of new SAF add-on

Kuehne+Nagel offers carbon neutral transport option with the launch of new SAF add-on

  • Kuehne+Nagel becomes the first air logistics provider to offer customers sustainable fuel option for all shipments
  • Choice of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) add-on available on all customer quoting channels
  • Instant calculation of SAF on a per kg basis for a single shipment

(PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 9-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Kuehne+Nagel (SWX: KNIN), one of the world’s leading logistics companies, announces the launch of new offering that supports its customers in avoiding CO2 emissions. Now customers have the option to purchase Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for each shipment via their preferred online or offline quoting method. This new add-on is available on all Kuehne+Nagel air freight quoting platforms and channels.

With the newly launched offering, all Kuehne+Nagel customers can easily opt for SAF to be used instead of fossil fuel for air transport and benefit from net zero carbon emissions air freight services — regardless of airlines used, origin or destination. As SAF still produces some CO2 emissions, carbon neutrality is achieved by substituting each litre of jet fuel kerosene used with 1.33 litres of SAF.

Once the customer requests a quote, the price add-on is instantly calculated alongside all other transport charges and presented as a selectable option. The novelty of the offering also lies in the more intuitive SAF pricing structure. Until now, SAF pricing was quoted on a per litre or CO2 ton avoided basis, whereas now it is linked to the actual weight of a shipment. With this new SAF option, Kuehne+Nagel calculates the SAF usage and provides a quote in the well-known and customer-friendly “per kg” air freight pricing basis. After the booking confirmation, the equivalent volume of SAF is credited from 12.8 million litres of SAF available to Kuehne+Nagel while the customer receives an authorised certificate confirming the emissions saving for purposes of scope three reporting.

Yngve Ruud, Member of the Management Board of Kuehne+Nagel, responsible for Air Logistics, commented: “As part of the Net Zero Carbon programme and migration to a low carbon business model, we keep developing easy and transparent sustainable shipping options so that our customers always have a choice of how they want to minimise the environmental impact of their shipments. With the new SAF add-on now available on all quotes, our customers can quickly shift from intent to climate action.”

SAF is currently the most effective measure to significantly reduce the environmental footprint of shipping. While the carbon lifecycle of fossil fuels is linear and results in the release of additional CO2 emissions, the carbon lifecycle of SAF is circular and allows for the reuse of waste or biomass and emissions. SAF significantly reduces the amount of additional carbon introduced into the global carbon cycle by at least 75%.

For more information about Kuehne+Nagel’s sustainable aviation fuel offering, please visit the Kuehne+Nagel SAF webpage.

About Kuehne+Nagel

With more than 76,000 employees at nearly 1,400 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne+Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in Sea Logistics, Air Logistics, Road Logistics and Contract Logistics, with a clear focus on integrated logistics solutions.

About Kuehne+Nagel Net Zero Carbon Programme

With Net Zero Carbon programme, Kuehne + Nagel actively contributes to the reduction of CO2 in transport and logistics worldwide. In addition to being CO2 neutral for all own emissions (scope 1-2 of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol – GHG) since the end of 2020, the company has also decided to proactively address the CO2 footprint of the transportation services performed by its suppliers, targeting comprehensive CO2 neutralisation (Scope 3 GHG) by 2030.

Media contacts:

Yulia Goloushina
Air Logistics Communication (based in Switzerland)
+41 44 786 9716

Dominique Nadelhofer
Global Head of Media Communication (based in Switzerland)
CH: +41 44 786 95 26/DE: +49 421 3605 3333

SOURCE: Kuehne+Nagel



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