CEVA Logistics is joining as an inaugural participant in United Airlines’ Eco-Skies AllianceSM, aimed at sustainable flight.
CEVA says the first of its kind programme involves leading global corporations working with the airline to power future flying in a more sustainable way.
CEVA Logistics and other Eco-Skies Alliance leaders will work with United to collectively purchase approximately 12.87 million litres of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) this year.
With its nearly 80 per cent emissions reductions on a lifecycle basis compared to conventional jet fuel, CEVA says this is enough SAF to eliminate approximately 31,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, or enough to fly passengers more than 322 million kilometres.
As an inaugural participant, CEVA Logistics says it is taking a lead in the air cargo industry to reduce the logistics-related impact on the environment at the source by creating demand for more SAF.
In addition to the Eco-Skies Alliance programme, which is designated for corporate customers, United is also inviting individual customers to join in the airline’s efforts by contributing funds to purchase SAF, which United will use to help lower the greenhouse gas emissions from its flights compared to traditional jet fuel.
Says Mathieu Friedberg, CEO, CEVA Logistics: “At CEVA, we deliver responsive logistics for our customers, and as part of the CMA CGM Group, we’re strongly committed to acting for the planet in the areas of climate change, air quality and biodiversity.
“With our participation in the United Eco-Skies Alliance, CEVA is taking tangible action today, with an eye on the solutions of tomorrow. Offering a SAF option to our air cargo customers in partnership with United demonstrates CEVA’s commitment to a more sustainable supply chain. We applaud the participation of each member of the Alliance.”
Scott Kirby, CEO, United Airlines adds: “While we’ve partnered with companies for years to help them offset their flight emissions, we applaud those participating in the Eco-Skies Alliance for recognising the need to go beyond carbon offsets and support SAF-powered flying, which will lead to more affordable supply and ultimately, lower emissions.
“This is just the beginning. Our goal is to add more companies to the Eco-Skies Alliance, purchase more SAF and work together to find other innovative paths towards decarbonisation.”