DB Schenker, Lufthansa Cargo partnership to save 20,000 tonnes of CO2

Published: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

After five years of a strategic partnership between transportation and logistics company DB
Schenker and air freight specialist Lufthansa Cargo, both companies have already saved 10,000
tonnes of carbon dioxide. Another 10,000 tonnes should follow by 2020. This intention has been
endorsed by the Carbon Reduction Agreement entered into by the partners last year.

“As a logistics service provider, we bear a particular responsibility when it comes to planning and
implementing our emissions-intensive transports. Some 40 per cent of all direct and indirect CO2
emissions at DB Schenker result from air cargo. Therefore, it was and is important to us that we
engage in environmental protection together with Lufthansa Cargo and achieve our climate
protection goals”, said Andrea Dorothea Schön, who is responsible for climate protection and CO2
controlling at DB Schenker.

According to Bettina Jansen, Lufthansa Cargo’s Head of Environmental Management, Lufthansa
Cargo’s mixed freighter fleet only needs 1.89 litres of fuel on average to transport 100 kilograms
a distance of 100 kilometres. “We are putting in an enormous effort to continuously reduce our
fleet’s fuel consumption. Our five new Boeing 777Fs are the most efficient freighters in their class.
In addition to this, we are using particularly lightweight containers, polishing even our engine
blades for maximum efficiency and driving the digitisation of air cargo documents together with
our partners. We are a forerunner in many areas and innovations will facilitate even further
reductions in weight and consumption.”

“Leading air freight companies such as Lufthansa Cargo are playing a pivotal role in our
improved environmental performance. Transparent emissions reporting is one key aspect. A
sustainable, long-term business relationship is based on mutual trust and working in a spirit of
partnership to achieve quality and environmental goals. The agreements are milestones as they
allow us to incorporate sustainability aspects into business relationships”, said Andrea Dorothea