The logistics operator Dachser has made available to its customers a sustainable fuel option that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 30%.
As part of its climate protection strategy, Dachser is implementing measures for greater sustainability in the air transport industry. Since March 2023, Dachser's air cargo customers are benefiting from an additional booking option called Sustainable Fuel. By combining Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), air cargo shipments can be transported with 30% lower greenhouse gas emissions.
SAF fuel is made from biological raw materials, such as waste and waste materials from the food, catering, agriculture, and forestry industries, or from synthetic raw materials. Since today's aircraft engines cannot run without fossil fuels, SAF is mixed with conventional kerosene. Sustainable fuels are therefore an important factor for greater climate and environmental protection in air transport.
Service for routes worldwide
Dachser has secured a large contingent of SAF for this new service, so that it is available to all its air cargo customers on all routes globally. The "SAF" booking option has a cost, but it aims to be within an affordable range. The current price per liter of SAF is several times higher than that of conventional kerosene and is expected to remain so in the coming years due to limited supply. Consumption depends on several flight factors, such as aircraft type, load factor, and route. To prove the purchase of the fuel and the credibility of the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the carbon footprint, each customer receives, upon request, an emissions report and the following year, a certificate indicating the emissions saved, the number of liters of SAF used, the year of consumption and the exact SAF raw material base.