Being 13 kilos lighter than the conventional type, the aluminium containers make a difference in close to 70,000 container movements over the two months.
Germany's biggest cargo airline is currently engaged on a major exchange programme, in which around 5,000 new lightweight containers will be brought into service in the coming years.
"Reducing weight on board our aircraft is a key factor in lowering the fleet's fuel consumption and emissions," says Bettina Jansen, head of environmental management at Lufthansa Cargo. "In the efforts to realise our ambitious environmental targets and reduce specific emissions by a quarter by 2020 on the 2005 level, we will continue investing in modern technology and press ahead with renewal of our container fleet."
Source: Lufthansa Cargo
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