Lufthansa Cargo Promotes Kuehne+Nagel Partnership and SAF With Special Boeing 777 Freighter Livery
This morning at 09:07 CET a Lufthansa Cargo freighter, registration D-ALFK, departed for Seoul-Incheon adorned with a new livery including the inscriptions ‘Flying into the future CO2-neutral’ and ‘Power-to-Liquid Sustainable Aviation Fuel’.
On Thursday (April 14, 2022), Lufthansa Cargo announced the launch of a special liveried Boeing 777 Freighter to serve as a worldwide ambassador for their partnership with Kuehne+Nagel to advocate power-to-liquid sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) technology. The aircraft, registration D-ALFK, departed Frankfurt under flight number LH8406 for Seoul-Incheon this morning at 09:07 CET. The new livery features the inscriptions ‘Flying into the Future CO2-neutral and ‘Power-to-Liquid Sustainable Aviation Fuel’, as well as the logo of logistics service provider Kuehne+Nagel.
In today’s announcment, Lufthansa Cargo’s CEO, Dorothea von Boxberg, said,
“We are very pleased to now also visibly express our joint commitment and to publicize it with the help of the global deployment of our freighter. A successful and sustainable transformation of airfreight can only succeed if we join forces with strong partners - which is why we are very proud to have Kuehne+Nagel at our side as a supporter of this forward-looking technology.”
Also commenting on the sustainability partnership, Kuehne+Nagel’s Management Board Member responsible for Air Logistics, Yngve Ruud, added,
“With the new Boeing 777 freighter D-ALFK in Kuehne+Nagel’s livery, we are sending a strong signal our company’s commitment to sustainable airfreight. We are already seeing a great deal of interest from our customers who want to avoid the carbon emissions of their shipments worldwide and the synthetic SAF project with Lufthansa Cargo is of utmost importance for our joint mission of CO2-neutral aviation.”
Lufthansa Cargo and Kuehne+Nagel have made a joint commitment to support the world’s first synthetic crude oil production site in Werlte/Emsland in Germany by purchasing 20 metric tons or 25,000 liters annually. The production site will be operated by the Bonn-based NGO atmosfair. SAF can be produced in a variety of ways, and to date, the partners have used sustainable fuels of biogenic origin, such as synthetic kerosene based on used cooking oils, for example. On the other hand, with power-to-liquid (PTL) synthetic kerosene, the synthetic crude oil is produced from regeneratively generated electricity, water and CO2, and is therefore considered CO2-neutral. The power-based fuels are still in the development stage towards industrial production, but are already considered a viable long-term alternative to conventional kerosene or biogenic SAF.
Lufthansa Cargo and Kuehne+Nagel's Global 'Power-to-Liquid' Technology Ambassador Livery - Courtesy Lufthansa Cargo/Mynewsdesk
With revenue of €3.8 billion and 7.2 billion freight ton kilometers in 2021, Lufthansa Cargo is one of the world’s leading air freight companies, employing approximately 4,200 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/Mynewsdesk