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DB Schenker, Lufthansa Cargo take Lenovo on green flights

DUBAI, January 19, 2022

Lenovo is joining DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo on their way towards greener supply chains, flying 20 tonnes of chargeable weight per week from Shanghai (PVG) to Frankfurt (FRA). 
 
The carbon-neutral freighter flight is the only regular full charter connection worldwide which is 100% covered by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). 
 
SAF is produced out of renewable waste and residue raw materials such as used cooking oils. Lenovo will be shipping laptops and PCs for both consumers and business customers on these weekly flights.
 
Thorsten Meincke, Global Board Member for Air & Ocean Freight at DB Schenker, said: “Our unique SAF full charter flights help corporates to make their shipments more sustainable. Lenovo is a major customer for this game-changing initiative and an example how shippers are keen for real change towards greener transports. We look forward to seeing further companies who would like to prioritise decarbonising their supply chains together with us.”
 
Gareth Davies, Head of Global Logistics at Lenovo said: “Sustainability is critical to our business and mission of delivering smarter technology for all. We are proud that we are further enhancing our solutions through this collaboration with DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo. For all businesses and individuals, adopting programmes that improve sustainability is incredibly important and we are delighted about this new partnership.”
Ashwin Bhat, Chief Commercial Officer at Lufthansa Cargo, commented: “Our joint effort with DB Schenker to avoid CO2 emissions is continuously growing stronger. 
 
“An increasing number of customers realises that we need to work together across industries to achieve our shared goal. Only together, we can make a real difference. With our SAF-covered flights, we are doing pioneer’s work.”
DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo started the world’s first regular SAF-covered full charter air cargo connection between Frankfurt and Shanghai in April 2021 and extended the joint mission throughout the entire winter flight schedule. 
 
The CO2 released during combustion in the engine is only the CO2 removed from the atmosphere during the photosynthesis phase of the plants that were utilised to produce the oils SAF is refined from.
 
By opting for the SAF based way of transportation offered by DB Schenker in cooperation with Lufthansa Cargo, Lenovo saves around 20 tonnes of conventional kerosene per flight and, thus, 62 tonnes of greenhouse gases (CO2e Well-to-Wheel) weekly. 
 
In addition, the around 16 tonnes CO2e resulting from the production and transport of the SAF (upstream emissions) are offset by compensatory measures. Overall, full carbon neutrality is achieved.
-- TradeArabia News Service



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