SGL and Neste to offer customers to reduce their carbon emissions when using airfreight

Published: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Scan Global Logistics (SGL) is partnering with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) producer Neste to offer customers the opportunity to reduce their carbon emissions when using airfreight.

The freight forwarder said that the agreement means that customers can choose the level of emissions they want to reduce from their airfreight shipments and thereby the amount of SAF they need to achieve the reduction.

SGL said that the move comes as the need to reduce airfreight emissions in the supply chain is “growing faster than ever before”.

The partners said that customers could reduce airfreight greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 80% if they use the solution.

Martin Andersen, global head of ESG and quality, said: “We want to be a leading partner in offering our customers tangible solutions to reducing their transportation emissions.

“SAF is an effective and available solution to reduce airfreight emissions and an important step in mitigating climate changes together.”

The agreement is part of the company’s efforts to halve its emissions by 2030 across all scopes.

“Contrary to offsetting, which has been commonly used to balance emissions from airfreight, the use of SAF counts as an actual reduction of emissions,” SGL added.

Jonathan Wood, vice president, Europe renewable aviation at Neste, said: “We are increasing our SAF production capacity to 1.5 million tons per annum by the end of 2023, which further supports the emission reduction goals of SGL and its customers.”

The agreement is the latest in air cargo for Neste. Most recently, the company signed a deal with DHL.