DHL Global Forwarding signs SAF deal with IAG Cargo

DHL Global Forwarding and IAG Cargo have signed a strategic partnership to use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

The partnership was signed at the Phillips 66 Humber Refinery in Immingham, Lincolnshire to purchase 11.5 million litres of SAF to cut Scope 3 transport emissions.

The SAF is produced from used cooking oil and food waste offering 80% lower lifecycle emissions than conventional jet fuel and will help Deutsche Post DHL Group meet sustainability goals of net-zero emissions by 2050.

Thomas Mack, Global Head of Airfreight at DHL Global Forwarding, says, “We are sure that creating a more sustainable freight sector can only be achieved collaboratively. Therefore, we are constantly looking for other companies to cooperate with and are very happy to announce our newest partnership with IAG Cargo. We must act now to build a sustainable future.”

David Shepherd, CEO of IAG Cargo, adds, “At IAG Cargo, we are continuously striving to reduce our impact on the environment by working with colleagues, customers and partners to embed sustainable thinking across the business and become fit for the future. IAG was the first European airline group to make the commitment that 10% of flights will be fuelled by SAF by 2030 - and this partnership is another step towards that goal.”

Part of DHL’s sustainability initiative “Mission 2050 – Zero Emissions” is the GoGreen Plus service, which allows customers to choose sustainable fuels and clean technologies in ocean, air and land transport.

Using sustainable fuels helps with insetting emissions to eliminate emissions at their source instead of offsetting.

DPDHL says the more customers book the GoGreen Plus service, the more alternative fuel and clean technology is used, making transportation greener step by step.