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Lufthansa Cargo Partners With Röhlig Logistics for Climate Protection

Lufthansa Cargo has partnered with Röhlig Logistics on climate protection projects to compensate CO2 emissions on four freight routes. The routes include Frankfurt to Atlanta, Mexico City and Shanghai, as well as from Hong Kong to Frankfurt.

Lufthansa Cargo Partners With Röhlig Logistics for Climate Protection - Courtesy Lufthansa Cargo

On Tuesday (February 22, 2022), Lufthansa Cargo announced that they have partnered with Röhlig Logistics for the offset of CO2 emissions, initially on four routes. Röhlig Logistics relies on investments in certified climate protection projects to effectively compensate for CO2 emissions from the transport of airfreight. The initiative is expected to offset around 1,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions and includes routes from Frankfurt/Main (FRA) to Atlanta (ATL), Mexico City (MEX) and Shanghai (PVG), as well as from Hong Kong (HKG) to Frankfurt/Main (FRA).

In Tuesday’s announcement, Lufthansa Cargo’s CEO, Dorothea von Boxberg, said,

“We are delighted to have Röhlig Logistics as another partner at our side, actively contributing to make air freight transports more sustainable. Our goal is to become the most sustainable air cargo airline. That is why we are investing in a modern fleet, innovations such as AeroSHARK, which reduces air resistance, and the latest generation of lighter loading equipment. These investments help to significantly reduce our CO2 emissions. On the other hand, we offer our customers sustainable transport solutions that reduce the remaining carbon footprint. In addition to Sustainable Aviation Fuel, this also includes offsetting CO2 emissions by investing in high-quality climate protection projects.”

Also commenting on the new climate protection partnership, Röhlig Logistics’ Managing Partner, Philip W. Herwig, said,

“Röhlig is committed to promoting sustainability in all its business activities and decision-making processes. Therefore, we are particularly pleased to be a partner of Lufthansa Cargo and to take a measurable step in our sustainability efforts with this commitment. With immediate effect, we are offering our customers CO2-neutral freight transport on selected routes. In doing so, 100 per cent of the CO2 emissions are offset by supporting projects of the international and non-profit climate protection organisation myclimate.”

High quality offsetting projects can nullify previous CO2 emissions because the climate is only changed by the amount of net greenhouse gases, regardless of where they are emitted or saved. Some examples of offsetting projects include using solar cookers instead of firewood or protecting endangered forests whose trees extract CO2 from the atmosphere and store it as carbon. The emissions saved is then calculated and can be passed on to companies in the form of emission reduction credits or certificates, in quantities needed for offsetting activities such as freight transport.

As part of the partnership, Röhlig Logistics will rely on ten quality offsetting projects curated by the Lufthansa Group and run by the non-profit organization myclimate. The offsetting is then handled via Compensaid, the Lufthansa Group’s digital platform for CO2 neutral flying.

Röhlig Logistics is an owner-operated logistics company which offers customers services in the areas of freight, airfreight and contract logistics. The family-owned company was founded in 1852 in Bremen, Germany. Today, the company employs over 2,400 team members across more than 30 countries.

With revenue of €2.8 billion and 6.5 billion revenue ton-kilometers in 2020, Lufthansa Cargo is one of the world’s leading air freight companies, employing approximately 4,400 team members worldwide. The cargo carrier serves around 300 destinations in over 100 countries with a dedicated fleet of freighters, as well as belly-hold cargo capacity of passenger aircraft operated by Lufthansa German Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings Discover and SunExpress. Lufthansa Cargo also operates an extensive road feeder service network. Lufthansa Cargo is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and is the Group’s logistics specialist.

Source: Lufthansa Cargo


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