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CARGOLUX and Bolloré Logistics have signed an agreement for the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in joint operations.

The deal covers 800,000 litres of SAF forms part of the Cargolux SAF program. A statement from Cargolux said the initiative would enable Bolloré Logistics to reduce its scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions by at least 2200 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent.

Cargolux executive vice-president for sales and marketing Domenico Ceci said the company is “strongly committed” to the development of SAF.

“The agreement we signed with our long-term partner Bolloré Logistics is a significant achievement, one we hope to build on in the future,” Mr Ceci said.

“Taking this step with a trusted customer is important for Cargolux and it highlights both our companies’ engagement for environmentally-sound operations.”

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Bolloré Logistics deputy COO Pierre Houé said SAF is key for his company to decarbonise transportation and reach its carbon-reduction targets.

“Building a strong partnership with a crucial partner like Cargolux is critical to enable the aviation industry to operate a transition towards a more sustainable future,” Mr Houé said.

“We are very glad to engage in this journey together.”

Cargolux said it has a dedicated SAF program securing the acquisition of current and next-generation sustainable fuels.

Bolloré Logistics committed to cut 30% by 2030, compared with 2019, of its scope 3 carbon dioxide emissions generated by the execution of transport. The goal involves making a sustainable offering central to its operations.

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