DB Schenker, Lufthansa Cargo and Nokia team up to cut carbon emissions


Logistics service provider DB Schenker, Lufthansa Cargo and consumer electronics and computing company Nokia join forces to reduce greenhouse gas emissions this winter, forming partnership to use carbon-neutral air freight between China and Europe. As part of the agreement, DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo are extending their weekly carbon-neutral flights between Frankfurt and Shanghai for the winter flight schedule, until March 2022. Flights are powered by aviation fuel sustainability (SAF) of the Finnish energy company Neste. Nokia joins the partnership on the eve of the UN climate change summit, COP26, by pledging to use the carbon-neutral flight option to ship 10 tonnes of communications network equipment per week from a factory production facility in Shanghai to its European hub in Tilburg, the Netherlands. The agreement covers air and land transport from Shanghai to Tilburg, with the land part also using biofuel. The fuels for both modes of transport are derived from renewable waste, such as cooking oil, according to the companies. The partnership is part of a larger effort between the three companies to reduce emissions and create a greener supply chain. “Investing in sustainable solutions is an absolute priority for us and a goal shared with our partners. We can only achieve our climate goals together, ”said Tommi Uitto, president of mobile networks at Nokia, in a press release. “Innovation and cross-sector collaboration are essential for a greener supply chain. We are constantly striving to reduce our carbon footprint in transport and logistics, and air freight contributes significantly to this. This collaboration to transport our 5G equipment on carbon neutral flights is another important step. “

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