CargoAi and Neste announce sustainable aviation fuel partnership
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Air cargo digital solutions provider CargoAi and sustainable aviation fuel producer Neste have announced a partnership. The tie-up enables freight forwarders and their clients to cut carbon transport emissions via the purchase of Neste's sustainable aviation fuel.
The deal means CargoAi now offers the possibility to purchase Neste’s ‘MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel’ when booking a cargo transport. According to the company, this can be done in the booking flow – either after a booking is confirmed or when the cargo is being tracked.
During the booking or tracking phase, CargoAI says freight forwarders will automatically be prompted with data of the CO2 emissions that their shipment will emit, calculated based on IATA standards. They will then have an option to purchase varying percentages of SAF to reduce emissions.
Neste ensures the purchased SAF volumes are delivered and used by partner aircraft operators. The emission reductions achieved will be reported back and can be used to credibly report against sustainability targets.
The MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel is said to be produced from sustainably sourced, 100% renewable waste and residue raw materials, such as used cooking oil and animal fat waste. It is also a drop-in fuel that can be used within existing aircraft engines and airport fuel infrastructure.
Commenting on the partnership, Matthieu Petot, CEO of CargoAi, said:
“We are proud of this landmark partnership with Neste, as sustainability is at the core of all our product developments and customer interactions. Building on the CO2 Efficiency Score already available in our Cargo2ZERO solution, will further encourage forwarders to enter into discussions with their own clients about what is needed for the industry to move forward towards reaching the industry’s Net Zero targets together. We are also enabling access for smaller freight forwarding companies in 110 countries to purchase SAF in smaller quantities.”
Jason Reichow, Vice President of Business Development and Renewable Aviation at Neste, added:
“I am excited to announce this pioneering partnership between Neste and CargoAi. Working with an innovative and industry-leading partner such as CargoAi allows us to accelerate and broaden the utilization of sustainable aviation fuel into new markets. Through this partnership, Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel is made available to CargoAi customers for any cargo booking to reduce the emissions of their shipment while utilizing CargoAi’s innovative digital booking platform. We are very proud of our partnerships with like-minded organizations sharing the same commitment to a more sustainable future for aviation.”