January 19, 2024 [Biofuels International]- Korean Air has partnered with Yusen Logistics, a global logistics company, to further promote the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the air cargo industry.
The two companies signed a Sustainable Aviation Fuel Cooperation Program Agreement at the Yusen Logistics headquarters in Tokyo.
Yusen Logistics is the airline’s first cargo SAF partner based in Japan, and the two companies will collaborate to promote SAF usage within the Asian region.
“We are delighted to welcome Yusen Logistics as our cargo SAF program partner, to jointly promote and implement SAF usage,” said Jaedong Eum, senior vice-president and head of cargo business division, Korean Air. “We remain committed to the industry’s climate change goals, and the sustainable development of the air cargo industry.”
“Yusen Logistics is also committed to the 2050 net-zero target,” said Eisuke Fukagawa, global hHead of airfreight forwarding Group, Yusen Logistics. “With this partnership with Korean Air, we are able to support our customers to decarbonize their supply chains and help stimulate larger supply for SAF.”
In September 2023, Korean Air launched a programme to use SAF for air cargo operations with air cargo customers and forwarders, a first of its kind in Korea in the air cargo industry.
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