In a statement from Schenker, both companies expect to continue this pace and reduce emissions by a further 10,000 tonnes by 2020.
About 40 percent of all direct and indirect CO2 emissions from the forwarding company come from air cargo shipments, said Andrea Dorothea Schön, who leads Schenker’s efforts at climate protection and CO2 control.
"As a logistics service provider, we bear a particular responsibility when it comes to planning and implementing our emissions-intensive transports," she said.
On the carrier side, Lufthansa Cargo's mixed freighter fleet consumes 1.89 litres of fuel, on average, to transport 100 kilograms a distance of 100 kilometers, said Bettina Jansen, the airline’s head of environmental management.
"Our five new Boeing 777Fs are the most efficient freighters in their class," she said. "In addition to this, we are using particularly lightweight containers, polishing even our engine blades for maximum efficiency and driving the digitalization of air cargo documents together with our partners."
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