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Air France KLM Martinair Cargo welcomes five Chinese partners to its SAF Programme

AWOT, CTS, Jobmate, Sinotrans and SuperTrans have joined the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Programme (SAF Programme) of Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo), offering greener cargo services on routes connecting China with Europe and South America. The Cargo SAF Programme enables shippers and forwarders to power a share of their flights with sustainable aviation fuel, a cleaner substitute for conventional jet fuel, reducing CO2 emissions by up to 85%. Participation in the programme confirms the industry’s drive to seek alternatives to fossil fuels for powering commercial aircraft, as well as its commitment to greater sustainability.

These far-reaching partnerships present an exciting development for the Air France KLM Martinair Cargo network in East Asia. By joining our Sustainable Aviation Fuel Programme, these five companies reflect China’s commitment to investing in cleaner air and reducing its carbon footprint, while supporting the aviation industry’s global commitment to minimise harmful emissions. These multiple partnerships constitute a promising expansion of AFKLMP Cargo’s ambitious sustainability roadmap.

Operating between Xiamen and Amsterdam, Xiamen SuperTrans is a local company that has grown considerably in the past decade, from a small forwarding business into a full-range logistics services provider. They follow the “Two Mountain Theory” of the Chinese government, believing that economic development should be in harmony with environmental protection. The AFKLMP Cargo SAF Programme offers SuperTrans a means of making a positive contribution to a cleaner world, but also confirms their commitment to social responsibility. “In a nutshell, we would like to expand our business in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way,” said Raymond Huang, general manager at Xiamen Supertrans.

Rahul Pathak, AFKLMP Cargo’s director for China, Hong Kong & Taiwan said: “We deeply appreciate and thank our partners in China and Hong Kong for their investment in our Sustainable Aviation Fuel Programme. It is only through a joint commitment and combined effort that, as an industry, we can lower our carbon footprint. We value Guanxi (关系) and are grateful to the relationship and trust accorded to us. We believe that, on the one hand, our strong business commitment to one another has made this engagement towards a sustainable future possible. On the other, it confirms the environmental awareness of our partners and their sense of social responsibility.”

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