30 percent less greenhouse gas emissions
DACHSER's air freight customers benefit from the new "Sustainable Fuel" booking option.
As part of its climate protection strategy, DACHSER is initiating measures for greater sustainability in the airfreight industry. From March 1, 2023, DACHSER's airfreight customers will benefit from an additional booking option called Sustainable Fuel. By blending "Sustainable Aviation Fuel," or SAF for short, air freight shipments can be transported with 30 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
SAF are made from biological raw materials, e.g. residual and waste materials from the food industry, catering, agriculture and forestry, or from synthetic base materials. Since today's aircraft engines cannot manage without fossil fuels, SAF is blended with conventional kerosene. Sustainable fuels are thus an important lever for greater climate and environmental protection in air transport.
Service for routes worldwide
DACHSER has secured a large contingent of SAF for the launch of the new service, so that it will be available to customers on all routes worldwide. The "SAF" booking option will not be offered free of charge, but is intended to be within an affordable range. The current price per liter for SAF is several times that of conventional kerosene, which is expected to remain so for years to come due to the limited supply. Consumption depends on various factors of the flight, such as aircraft type, load factor, and route. To prove the purchase of the fuel and the creditability of the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the carbon footprint, each customer receives an emissions report on request as well as, in the following year, a certificate indicating the emissions saved, the amount of SAF liters used, the year of consumption, and the exact SAF raw material base.