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Maersk Nike A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) proudly invites the public to come aboard a container ship of the future when one of the world’s first methanol-enabled vessels arrives in Los Angeles this August.

Powered by green fuel* for its maiden voyage and capable of carrying more than 16,000 containers (TEU), the vessel will get its new name at a private ceremony at the Port of Los Angeles Outer Harbor on Tuesday, August 27. Maersk’s CEO Vincent Clerc will be on hand, alongside special guest speakers from Nike and leading state and local officials. As a partner in the name-giving event, Nike shares Maersk’s deep commitment to decarbonizing supply chains.

"Nike is committed to protecting the future of sport and we leverage science-based targets to guide us through our Move to Zero journey. Operating one of the largest supply chains in the world, we have a responsibility to advance the innovation and use of more sustainable methods that get us closer to zero carbon and zero waste. By working with suppliers like Maersk, who share our commitment to sustainability, we are scaling our use of biofuels in ocean transportation, our main first-mile delivery channel." Venkatesh Alagirisamy, Nike Chief Supply Chain Officer.

"This event is not only an opportunity to celebrate a remarkable engineering achievement, but the chance to highlight that we can navigate towards more sustainable supply chains if we work together." Charles van der Steene, Regional President for Maersk North America.

On Wednesday, August 28, Maersk invites the public to tour the 350-meter-long vessel, which will be sailing from Asia. Visitors will be able to see the Sailors’ living quarters and even stand on the bridge from where the captain controls the vessel. Public tours will require visitors register for a free ticket via an online registration site that will be activated and announced in August.

This is the fifth container vessel in Maersk’s fleet that can sail on green methanol, an alternative to conventional bunker oil. Maersk continues to explore and study various alternative fuels in pursuit of its goal to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. Learn more about Maersk’s fleet of the future on Maersk.com.

In addition, Maersk's new container ships have several innovative design features that set them apart from traditional container vessels, including the positioning of its crew accommodation and bridge at the bow and a single funnel at the stern. These design elements allow for increased container capacity and improved efficiency during port operations. Maersk has ordered 20 additional methanol-enabled vessels.

Credentialed journalists may apply to attend the naming ceremony through the Maersk media relations department.

*Maersk defines green fuels as fuels with at least 65% reductions in GHG emissions on a lifecycle basis compared to fossil reference fuels.

Swiss World Climeworks Swiss WorldCargo is the first air cargo carrier with an offer incorporating pioneering, high-quality technological solutions to decarbonize aviation.

The airfreight division of SWISS launches the premium option ‘Aviation Tech Pioneer’ that combines 20% CO2 removal through the innovative technology of direct air capture (DAC) and 80% reduction through the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). This new option, added to the existing ones present in the cargo carrier’s portfolio under the Green Choice add-on service, is established in collaboration with the Swiss-based company Climeworks and is aimed to support scaling direct air capture technologies.

Sustainability is a core aspect of both SWISS and Swiss WorldCargo’s strategies, and partnerships in this area play an essential role in getting the company closer to its target of becoming carbon-neutral by 2050. Swiss WorldCargo recognizes the importance of accelerating key technologies and innovation to create a more sustainable future for the air cargo industry and takes action to ensure that significant partnerships are established to drive sustainability initiatives forward.

Swiss WorldCargo’s initiative builds on the carbon removal agreement to remove residual CO2 emissions signed by SWISS and Lufthansa Group, that was announced in March 2024. Swiss WorldCargo now launches a pilot to integrate carbon removal in its customer offerings, with Climeworks, a Swiss-based leading company that offers high-quality carbon removal services to businesses and individuals. Climeworks provides a permanent solution to a persistent problem, by employing its pioneering direct air capture (DAC) technology to capture CO2 from the air, which can then be stored permanently underground.

With its direct air capture technology, Climeworks is a global leader within the carbon removal field. DAC is a vitally important method of removing CO2 directly from the atmosphere and storing it permanently underground. The airline sector will need to take advantage of both DAC and further negative-emission technologies if it is to achieve its ambitious carbon emission mitigation goals. Climeworks already operates the world’s two biggest DAC and storage facilities, which are located in Iceland, and has extensive growth plans. More information on Climeworks’ DAC technology is available in the graphic below. DAC technologies also offer a scalable means of procuring atmospheric CO2 for use as a raw material in manufacturing the next generation of synthetic fuels, which are also known as Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF). The use of such synthetic fuels is vital to the decarbonization of the airline sector as well. SWISS and the Lufthansa Group have long been industry pioneers in this field, driving the scale-up of these key fuel technologies.

As of today, Swiss WorldCargo’s customers have the possibility to choose the new premium offering, called the ‘Aviation Tech Pioneer’ package, to support driving sustainability initiatives forward through carbon removal with direct air capture (DAC), in combination with an investment in Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). In fact, thanks to this new offering, Swiss WorldCargo’s customers now have at disposal an option to not only help the scale-up of critical tech to reach net-zero in aviation, but also act on reaching their scope 3 emission reduction targets to support removing unavoidable emissions from the atmosphere.

With SWISS being Climeworks’ first airline partner, Swiss WorldCargo’s new premium offering reflects SWISS’ ongoing commitment to scale-up key defossilisation technologies. The new offering follows other ongoing initiatives at Swiss WorldCargo, such as investments in Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), lightweight containers, and modern aircraft, and has the potential to pave the way for more sustainable practices in the aviation and logistics industries for the years to come.

“We’re excited to realize this first-of-a-kind pilot with Swiss WorldCargo. It serves as an inspiring example for how the aviation industry can accelerate the much-needed scale up of carbon removal within their own industry and beyond” states Laurent Müller, Director of Strategic Partnerships Management of Climeworks.

“At Swiss WorldCargo we’re very glad to be bringing our division one step closer to its environmental goals by establishing this important collaboration. Thanks to Climeworks’ innovative technology, we’re able to offer our customers a premium solution to mitigate the impact of their operations on the environment” says Lorenzo Stoll, Head of Cargo at Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.

DACHSER Life Science Independent auditors have once again certified DACHSER for the compliant transportation of life science and healthcare products.

The branch in Shanghai is recertified according to IATA CEIV Pharma; the locations in Barcelona, Madrid, Mumbai, Frankfurt and the Head Office in Kempten, Germany, according to GDP (Good Distribution Practice).

The IATA CEIV Pharma standard for air freight as well as the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification for all modes of transport are industry-wide recognized industry standards that regulate the handling and conduct of all parties involved in the global supply chain in the field of life science and healthcare logistics. Internationally valid rules and standards are adhered to and strict quality criteria and performance are ensured. The certificates attest that shipments in DACHSER's Life Science and Healthcare network are handled in accordance with EU regulations.

This is because life science and healthcare products - often medicines, vaccines and other pharmaceuticals - are subject to strict requirements for transportation, storage and handling. Extensive regulations must be observed and customer, authority and product specifications must be adhered to. These are often temperature-sensitive and time-critical shipments that must be handled safely and correctly and transported by air freight or sea freight. "The certification is a mark of quality for our global DACHSER life science and healthcare network," says Timo Stroh, Head of Global Air Freight and Life Science and Healthcare Logistics at DACHSER. "It is the basis for ensuring that the products are stored, handled and transported under optimal conditions during transportation in order to maintain their integrity and effectiveness."

The certification process consists of audits lasting several days, which are carried out by independent bodies and the International Air Transport Organization IATA respectively. Quality aspects such as handling standards or temperature-controlled life science and healthcare shipments, external and internal training and risk management are assessed. The specially trained staff must also meet the high quality requirements for handling life science and healthcare products.

"We pursue a quality-oriented strategy with which we maintain the integrity of these sensitive goods throughout the entire transport chain all the way to the patient," says Netka Hohlfeld, Department Head Life Science and Healthcare Logistics. The logistics service provider is gradually having all locations in its global network that are relevant to customers in the pharmaceutical sector certified, so that DACHSER can reliably map global supply chains in this demanding segment with uniform, externally confirmed network competencies.

Cargotech members When a group of companies joins forces to pursue a common goal, the potential for synergies extends far beyond the purely commercial level.

CargoTech’s members illustrate its many benefits – to customers, partners, products, and potential industry talents.

With its mission to encourage, facilitate, and accelerate the air cargo industry’s digital transformation, CargoTech naturally benefits the customer, first and foremost. Companies looking to implement digitalization strategies gain access to the broadest range of products on offer to date from a single, common source, and can also opt to have solutions tailored to their unique requirements. CargoTech has been building up a one-stop tech-shop since 2022, breaking ground on what is seen by many as a complex, fast-moving and expensive area of expertise.

“Yes, digital development is fast-moving, but it does not have to be complex nor necessarily expensive,” says Guillermo Medina Moralejo, Vice President Business Development at Wiremind. “In fact, you could argue that not investing in digitalization is actually what creates greater complexity and cost, and that is something we’re always happy to discuss in person, for example during industry events where we organize CargoTech Cocktails.” CargoTech Cocktail events have become an established feature at air cargo conferences. While customers can explore potential solutions and approaches in a casual, non-obligatory environment at the joint CargoTech booth, its members gain further insights into market requirements and potential joint projects. Not to mention saving marketing costs and minimizing environmental impact by collaborating on a single stand.

Cedric Millet, President of CargoTech explains the essence of CargoTech’s commercial synergy “We’re continuously leveraging the networks of the various CargoTech companies to ensure that the right customers are connected to the right people, and vice versa.” Since the CargoTech members’ products are complementary and not overlapping, one of the member’s customer base can potentially also enrich other CargoTech member customer portfolios. “When it comes to a shared customer portfolio, the customer’s greatest benefit is the single touchpoint, both in customer contact as well as in digital interface,” says Matt Petot, Founder and CEO of CargoAi. “Embedding our products in one common interface provides more value and service to customers, who then no longer require access to a multitude of separate applications.” Jonathan Mellink, Head of Sales and Marketing at Rotate confirms that: “We’re all working towards seamless integration between our systems.”

Guillermo Medina Moralejo outlines a further benefit: “Product partnerships and integrations improve the respective product’s functionality and capabilities. For example, the use of more detailed data helps to give better commercial recommendations, and integrated features and workflows result in an enriched user experience, overall.”

Each CargoTech member has established flagship products that have the potential to enhance each other. “We immediately integrated Wiremind’s Skypallet on our CargoMART booking platform when CargoTech began and are now planning to collaborate with Rotate to add their capacity data,” Matt Petot illustrates. “And, of course, every CargoTech member is eager to start using our CargoWALLET to facilitate all their payments more efficiently."

Aerios Founder, Simon Watson, echoes the approach: “So far, we have discussed the possibility of integrating Wiremind’s SkyPallet system into our carrier application so that carriers can quickly and easily perform a load check on received requests. We also intend to explore the possibility of making charter capacity available to the market through CargoAi when they make a request for an unserved routing or a high volume of cargo. And there is an opportunity to use Rotate’s data to indicate to carriers if a provided customer quotation has been serviced or won by another carrier.” All CargoTech members agree that the potential for complementary product synergies is huge, and that each collaboration immediately results in wider product distribution, enhanced capabilities, and ideas for further development or even completely new solutions.

The logical next step in a one-stop tech-shop, is also a single source of customer support for products in the after-sales environment. Since January 2024, Rotate’s recently established Rotate Asia office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is being primed to serve in the future as a flexible customer support and onboarding facility for CargoTech companies that require such services. Ryan Keyrouse, CEO of Rotate elaborates: “Rotate started Rotate Asia to find talent to develop our products, support our customers, and be closer to clients. Our aim is to seamlessly blend technology and air cargo expertise and create a team that really understands our industry and customers.” The team includes specialists in software engineering, platform engineering, data engineering, data analytics and cargo expertise. “We are building a robust and sustainable team who will eventually serve all CargoTech companies and their customers, and that not only means excellent customer service on the one hand, but also great training and career opportunities to those looking to join the innovative, fast-growing side of the air cargo industry,” he concludes.

Being a member of CargoTech also has its advantages when it comes to sourcing talent, Keyrouse explains: “Leveraging expertise and relations from ECS Group in Malaysia, we were able to quickly find the right people to set-up the company.” Given the similar mindset, tech skills requirements and desired air cargo expertise when it comes to finding and onboarding new staff, the realm of synchronized recruiting strategies is another area of collaboration that the CargoTech members are currently exploring.

“CargoTech’s aim is to offer a complete suite of digital solutions and services that holistically addresses every business process in the air cargo industry,” says Cédric Millet, President of CargoTech. “Thanks to our 5 members - Rotate, CargoAi, Wiremind Cargo, Aerios, and Cargo Digital Factory - our product offering is already very diverse, today. However, there are three more fields that we are currently working on integrating into the CargoTech member portfolio. We are actively searching potential partners focused on Demand Data, Change Management, and AI.”

Los Angeles C40 Shanghai Kicking off Independence Day celebrations and a lineup of sizzling summer events at the Port of Los Angeles, Cars & Stripes Forever!® returns to the LA Waterfront Friday, June 28, from 5-10 p.m. Free and open to the public, the event will feature classic cars and motorcycles on display, as well as food, live entertainment, fireworks and fun for the entire family.

A Southern California tradition since 2008, the Cars & Stripes Forever! public car show will take place in San Pedro at Harbor Boulevard and Swinford Street, under the Vincent Thomas Bridge. The event will offer a tasty assortment of local fare via food trucks, paired with a thirst-quenching beer garden featuring an array of brews and beverages.

This year’s celebration will also feature live music on multiple stages, with performances by popular local bands including Idellix, In Contempt, Midlife Crisis, Jetpack, Purple Sugar and Identity Crisis. A spectacular fireworks finale caps off the evening at 9 p.m.

Set against the backdrop of America’s busiest port – the Port of Los Angeles – just 25 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, the LA Waterfront features expansive marinas and beaches, museums and historical landmarks, award-winning open spaces and a flourishing downtown art scene. It is home to more than 100 annual events in a typical year, attracting more than 2 million visitors, including LA Fleet Week® over Memorial Day Weekend.

WestJet Cargo new website WestJet Cargo is announcing the official launch of its newly revamped website, designed to provide an improved user experience, brand consistency, and a plethora of new features that cater to the needs of its diverse customer base.

The redesigned website, now live, brings a host of improvements aimed at making it easier for customers to access key services and information. With a focus on user-friendly navigation, the website ensures that popular tasks are streamlined, requiring fewer clicks. For instance, the "Track a Shipment" feature is now accessible directly from the homepage with zero clicks.

The key enhancements of the new website include:Improved UX/UI: The website’s interface has been revamped to reduce the number of clicks needed for key tasks, making essential information and services easily accessible from the homepage. The tracking feature is now a single-step process, enhancing efficiency; Brand Consistency: The new design reinforces its unique brand identity as the creative cargo airline; Highlighting WestJet Cargo’s people: The "Meet Our Sales Team" section shines a spotlight on the dedicated staff behind WestJet Cargo. The team is prominently featured throughout the website, reflecting the carrier’s commitment to personalized service; Product display: Each product is clearly showcased with comprehensive benefits, requirements, and FAQs, ensuring customers can quickly find and understand the services they need; Enhanced Pets service: We’ve tailored information specifically for non-cargo industry customers, including detailed visuals of kennels with guidelines, downloadable breed guidelines, and easily accessible rate information and requirements; Station information: Organized in intuitive tabs, station information is presented with engaging visuals for easy navigation; Upcoming Features: Continuous updates and improvements will be enhancing customer experience.

Kirsten de Bruijn, WestJet Cargo Executive Vice President, commented: “We are proud to launch our new website, which represents a significant step forward in enhancing our customer experience. Our goal has always been to provide the best service possible, and this new platform allows us to do just that. With a user-friendly interface, improved access to key services, and a distinct brand identity, we are confident that our customers will find the new website to be a valuable resource for all their cargo needs.”

The website design and UX were proposed by Lemon Queen.

DB Euro 2024 With under two weeks to go until the big event, Deutsche Bahn (DB) is well prepared for the UEFA EURO 2024™.

So far, more than 100,000 Fan Tickets and over 25,000 Fan BahnCards have been sold, showing without a doubt that climate-friendly travel will be on trend during the tournament. The largest and most modern fleet of ICE trains in DB's history is ready for passengers during this EURO summer.

"Never before have there been so many trains at an international football tournament," says Dr Michael Peterson, Member of the DB Management Board for Long Distance Passenger Transport. "We are the 25th team at this European Championship. For months now, nearly 150,000 employees have been preparing for their work during the summer football season. Now we are looking forward to joyful and peaceful football festivities. Climate protection is already the winner of this European Championship, even before the kick-off. All of the fans who take the train to matches will be helping to make this happen."

"The safety of passengers and employees is DB's top priority," Peterson says. "DB has years of experience with major events. We have been hard at work preparing for UEFA EURO 2024™ well in advance of the championship, and we have been coordinating closely with law enforcement and UEFA. We would like to thank the federal and state authorities for such phenomenal cooperation."

Commenting on the current rail transport situation in southern Germany, Peterson says: "Rail service is getting back on track. Thank you to all of our passengers for your patience. The current situation has meant that journey times are longer than usual. All trains should be up and running again on the main lines in the coming week, which means that the full number of seats will be available. Our technical teams are working around the clock to make sure this happens."

Around match days, DB will offer nearly 10,000 additional seats per day on ICE and Intercity trains. Fourteen special EURO trains alone will run each day. DB is making its largest and most modern ICE fleet ever available – currently 410 trains. And to ensure that travel to the matches is not only climate-friendly but also affordable, DB has developed special offers for German and European fans: the DB Ticket EURO 2024 (bahn.de/db-fussball-ticket), the Fan BahnCard (bahn.de/fanbc) and discounted Interrail passes (euro2024.interrail.eu). In addition to the more than 100,000 holders of Fan Tickets, so far more than 25,000 fans have opted for a Fan BahnCard and over 4,000 European fans for a EURO Interrail pass.

Nearly 6,000 German Federal Police agents and around 4,500 security staff will be working around the clock at train stations and on trains. DB is increasing its security presence at stations and on trains by an additional 20% (or around 900 security staff) for the tournament. DB is tripling the number of DB Security teams on long distance trains alone during the busy group stage, and will even quadruple them on extra busy match days. Additional passenger guides and volunteers will also be working at host city stations.

ACI Forum Airports Council International (ACI) World welcomes top airport experts from around the world for the inaugural ACI World Committee Forum focused on strengthening global aviation collaboration.

This groundbreaking event is being held from 17­­-21 June 2024, at the Doubletree by Hilton in Montreal, the World Capital of Civil Aviation.

The forum brings together over 300 committee members from all six ACI World Standing Committees and their subgroups, to engage in meaningful dialogue, share best practices, and develop innovative solutions to the challenges facing the aviation industry today.

The Plenary will feature opening remarks by Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Director General and CEO of ACI World, amongst a series of insightful keynote addresses.

“This forum marks a significant milestone for ACI World and the aviation industry, as well as the city of Montreal as the World Capital of Civil Aviation,” said Luis Felipe de Oliveira. “It presents an unparalleled opportunity for our committee experts to collaborate, exchange best practices, and drive innovations that are actively shaping airports and the wider aviation ecosystem. In addition, it fosters heightened interaction between the committee experts and ICAO, underscoring the importance of airports in international civil aviation’s development. We extend our gratitude to our member experts for their invaluable contributions. Together with ACI World staff and collaboration with aviation partners, we develop timely resources and advance airport interests during key phases of policy development. Our committees are truly championing change behind the scenes for travellers and communities worldwide.”

Highlights of the Plenary will include: A keynote speech by Candace McGraw, ACI World Chair and CEO of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, offering valuable perspectives on global aviation trends and strategic priorities; A keynote address by Salvatore Sciacchitano, President of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), discussing the future of international aviation regulation and cooperation, while highlighting the 80th Anniversary of the Chicago Convention and the ICAO Year of Facilitation; Insights from Yves Beauchamp, President and Director General of ADM Aéroports de Montreal, on the role of airports in driving regional and global economic growth.

The ACI World Standing Committees, composed of experts in specific areas of the aviation industry, play a crucial role in providing the organization with guidance on policy issues, strategic direction, and priorities.

The committees are: Airport Information and Technology; Economics; Environment; Facilitation and Services; Safety and Technical; Airport Security.

Each committee is led by ACI airport members with focused expertise, ensuring comprehensive and informed counsel on a wide range of topics critical to the global aviation sector.

Kuehne Nagel Rhineland The logistics service provider Kuehne+Nagel has opened a new contract logistics centre in Rhineland-Palatinate.

With around 55,000 square metres of logistics space, the company ensures the worldwide supply of spare parts for the Wacker Neuson Group from Mülheim-Kärlich. The leading manufacturer of light and compact equipment has been trusting in Kuehne+Nagel’s spare parts logistics solutions for nine years.

The new distribution centre will create 120 jobs. Employees will be supported in their work by ‘goods-to-person’ assistants: A fleet of over 30 robots will take over the storage and retrieval as well as the transport of the containers and bring the items from the shelves directly to the employees at the picking stations. Thanks to sensors, cameras and algorithms, the autonomous mobile robots are able to work in three dimensions and move independently in dynamic environments by recognising obstacles and adapting their route automatically.

Over 100,000 different spare parts components for light and compact equipment are stocked and dispatched in this way. The equipment and processes at the site allow the flexible expansion of activities in order to access further volume potential in spare parts distribution in the coming years.

“Kuehne+Nagel and Wacker Neuson represent two iconic brands in the market with a combined history of more than 300 years,” says Gianfranco Sgro, Executive Vice President Contract Logistics and Integrated Logistics at Kuehne+Nagel International AG. “We have taken up our customer's strategic challenge for the coming years and have built the basis for tailored after-market services to support increasing market penetration.”

Andrew Voigt, Managing Director of Wacker Neuson Aftermarket & Services GmbH, comments: “With our state-of-the-art distribution centre and the operation of our trusted partner Kühne+Nagel, we are setting up our spare parts and service business for the future. We are the partner at our customers’ side for the entire service life of the machines and create sustainable relationships - beyond the sale of the machines and light equipment."

IMO TUTOR IMO Secretary-General appalled at latest attack in the Red Sea and demands maximum assistance for seafarers.

"I strongly condemn any type of attack against international shipping, regardless of its motivation or cause", said IMO Secretary-General.

Statement by IMO Secretary-General, Mr. Arsenio Dominguez on 14 June, 2024: "Once again, I am appalled at the fact that seafarers going about their work continue to be targeted and injured. I am truly saddened to learn that one crew member is currently unaccounted for on merchant vessel TUTOR, following an attack on the ship in the Red Sea.

My thoughts and those of IMO, are with the family of the crew member.

I strongly condemn any type of attack against international shipping, regardless of its motivation or cause.

I demand all governments and relevant organizations to provide maximum assistance to seafarers affected, and to spare no effort in finding a resolution to this crisis.

This situation cannot go on. Everybody is going to feel the negative effect if international shipping is not able to trade as normal. But our commitment is, above all, safeguarding the safety of all seafarers."

Emirates singaporeEmirates has begun using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) as part of its fuel agreement with Neste on flights departing from Singapore Changi Airport, marking its inaugural SAF investment in Asia.

Approximately 3.3 million litres of blended SAF have been integrated into the fuelling system of Changi airport over the course of the last few weeks.

Emirates is tracking the delivery of SAF into the fuelling systems, accounting for and assigning its environmental benefits through widely used and accepted industry methodologies. Earlier this year, the airline closely collaborated with Neste for the supply of 2.6 million litres of neat SAF in the fuelling systems of Amsterdam Schiphol airport.

The SAF being provided by Neste is produced from sustainably sourced and 100% renewable waste as well as residue raw materials, including used cooking oil and animal fat waste. SAF used as part of this agreement can be safely used in existing Emirates aircraft and airport fuelling infrastructure, and in neat form reduces lifecycle carbon emissions (CO2) by up to 80%* compared to using conventional jet fuel.

Adel Al Redha, Deputy President and Chief Operations Officer, Emirates said: “Emirates’ investment into Neste-produced SAF in Singapore marks a first step forward in our SAF adoption in Asia, a region that is primed to become a leading supplier of SAF, which continues to be in short supply. While the activation of this agreement marks a milestone in our SAF journey in a new region, there’s still a lot of work to do. And as we procure SAF for the short term, we’ve got our sights set on longer-term agreements to help scale up a steady supply of SAF for our operations.”

Alexander Kueper, Vice President Renewable Aviation Business, Neste said: “We are excited Emirates has started using our Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel at Changi Airport as the next step in our cooperation. It makes Emirates the first international visiting carrier using SAF at the airport produced at our Singapore refinery and supplied into the airport via our integrated supply chain. We are looking forward to continuing working together on scaling up the supply of SAF for Emirates’ operations.’

Emirates’ multi-faceted SAF strategy focuses on exploring opportunities to use SAF operationally wherever it is available in its network, share emissions reductions with corporate customers or freight forwarders where feasible, cooperate on longer-term SAF projects with reputable partners and support SAF ventures in the UAE with the potential to supply sustainable aviation fuel at its hub in the future.

Emirates currently operates flights from Amsterdam, London Heathrow, Paris, Lyon and Oslo with SAF. The airline also integrated SAF into the fuelling systems at its Dubai hub late last year. In 2023, Emirates was also the first airline in the world to operate two landmark demonstration flights from Dubai on the Boeing 777 and A380 with 100% SAF in one engine in partnership with Neste and other committed partners, supporting future certification where 100% drop in SAF is approved for commercial airline operations. Currently, SAF is approved for use in all aircraft, but only in blends of up to 50% with conventional jet fuel.

The airline has also committed USD$200 million for research and development (R&D) projects focussed on reducing the impact of fossil fuels in commercial aviation, and last month became an industrial partner of the Aviation Impact Accelerator (AIA), based at the University of Cambridge. Emirates intends to play an active role in sharing its knowledge and data, as well as insights with AIA to support the development of cutting-edge tools and solutions to reduce the long-term impact of commercial aviation.

The airline is a member of the Solent Cluster in the UK, an initiative focused on low carbon investments with the potential to create a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) plant that can produce up to 200,000 tonnes (200 kt) per year if operational by 2032.

Emirates is also a founding participant of the UAE research consortium Air-CRAFT, focused on developing, producing, and scaling sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) technologies for the industry.

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