Last month, MOL Logistics (Netherlands) B.V. signed an agreement with Air France KLM Martinair Cargo for the use of sustainable aviation fuel during cargo flights. As a freight forwarder, we also want to give our partners the opportunity to join the SAF programme to achieve sustainability goals in this field. For more information, please contact Richard Boogaard, our airfreight branch manager in the Netherlands.
SAF Programme Air France KLM Martinair Cargo
Sustainable aviation fuel is one of the keys to reducing our carbon footprint, but it is not yet widely available. Sustainable Aviation Fuel, or SAF, is an aviation fuel made from renewable resources and a sustainable alternative to fossil fuel. It is a perfect match for conventional aviation fuel and fits all engines of all aircraft, without affecting current processes or operations. SAF proactively reduces emissions by at least 75% compared to fossil fuels and contributes to a circular economy.
KLM only purchases SAF that is produced from raw materials which do not have a negative impact on biodiversity and/or food production. This sustainable fuel meets the criteria of the Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB).
100 years partnership with KLM Cargo
MOL Logistics (Netherlands) has been a partner of KLM Cargo in the Netherlands for almost 100 years. MOL Logistics originated from Wassing BV in Tilburg and, like KLM, was founded in 1919. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, a Japanese listed shipping and logistics company, took over Wassing in 1990. Since then, MOL Logistics (Netherlands) has been part of a global organisation with representation in more than 50 countries.
MOL Group and sustainability
KLM's cooperation with MOL Logistics (Netherlands) is in line with the MOL Group's extensive policy on sustainability, safety and social responsibility worldwide. With a fleet of more than 700 ships, among other things, this has a huge impact. In Tilburg, the Netherlands, MOL Logistics is currently working hard to make the warehouses of its home base in the Netherlands completely carbon-neutral.