Another major global player joins DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo on their way towards greener supply chains. Global hardware technology provider Lenovo now to let fly 20 tons of chargeable weight per week from Shanghai, China to Frankfurt, Germany, using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) flights. The transported Lenovo products include laptops, notebooks, and PCs for private and corporate clients.

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Our unique SAF full charter flights help corporates to make their shipments more sustainable. Lenovo is a major customer for this game-changing initiative and an example of how shippers are keen for real change towards greener transports. We look forward to seeing further companies who would like to prioritize decarbonizing their supply chains together with us.

Thorsten Meincke
Thorsten Meincke
Board Member for Air and Ocean Freight at DB Schenker

Sustainable aviation fuel is produced from renewable waste and residue raw materials such as used cooking oils.

By opting for the SAF based way of transportation offered by DB Schenker in cooperation with Lufthansa Cargo, Lenovo saves around 20 tons of conventional kerosine per flight and, thus, 62 tons of greenhouse gases (CO2e WTW) weekly.

Sustainability is critical to our business and mission of delivering smarter technology for all. We are proud that we are further enhancing our solutions through this collaboration with DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo. For all businesses and individuals, adopting programs that improve sustainability is incredibly important and we are delighted about this new partnership.

Gareth Davies
Head of Global Logistics at Lenovo
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DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo started the world’s first regular SAF-covered full charter air cargo connection between Frankfurt and Shanghai in April 2021 and extended the joint mission throughout the entire winter flight schedule. The CO2 released during combustion in the engine is only the CO2 removed from the atmosphere during the photosynthesis phase of the plants utilized to produce the oils SAF is refined from.

Published: January 2022