Bansard International Group's new commitment to more responsible logistics! The group has just signed an agreement with its long-standing partner, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, to participate in its SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) Programme and thus significantly reduce CO2 emissions in the air freight sector.
By investing in the SAF programme, the Bansard International Group wishes to continue to innovate and ensure a cleaner future for air transport. This commitment has a twofold benefit: on the one hand, it supports AF KLM Martinair Cargo and its programme to reduce CO2 emissions, and on the other hand, it will benefit all the group's customers who use its air transport solutions.
WHAT DOES SAF MEAN?
SAF stands for "Sustainable Aviation Fuel" and is a cleaner substitute for conventional aviation fuel. This alternative fuel represents a solution that has been developed to reduce the environmental impact of aviation.
ORIGIN AND BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAMME
The aviation sector currently accounts for 2-3% of global man-made CO2 emissions. SAF represents an alternative fuel for aviation and is currently the only viable alternative to liquid fossil fuels to power commercial aircraft.
The world's first commercial flight on SAF was made by KLM in 2011, followed by Air France in the same year. So far, there are only a few facilities in the world that produce SAF and it is still very expensive. That is why KLM, together with its partners, is building a fully dedicated plant to produce its own SAF, scheduled to open in 2023 in the north of the Netherlands. In France, plans are underway to build several production plants in the coming years.
SAF reduces CO2 emissions by up to 85% compared to conventional paraffin. This reduction occurs throughout the life cycle of the production and use of sustainable jet fuel compared to fossil fuel.
MANAGEMENT'S COMMITMENT TO CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
This action completes the various initiatives taken in favour of more responsible logistics: ISO 14001 certification, 4PL label, investment in new P400 trailers, etc.
The signing was carried out in the presence of Christophe BOUCHER, Executive Vice President Air France Cargo, on the left of the photo, and Simon PINTO, President Bansard International, on the right on the photo.
"We are very proud to join the SAF programme of Air France KLM Martinair Cargo. As French-European companies, it is important to contribute together to reducing carbon emissions in the airline industry. This action is part of a global and voluntary approach to sustainability within Bansard-SEKO Group. It is essential to commit and empower the transport and logistics industry to evolve and innovate towards more environmentally responsible solutions" announce Simon PINTO, President of Bansard International.
"As top leading airfreight providers from Asia to Europe, it is compulsory for Air France KLM Martinair Cargo and Bansard International to commit to a cleaner, more sustainable and more responsible approach with concrete actions and that trade. This programme is a logical extension of our mutual commitments with our trusted partner and attests to Bansard International's concrete efforts to move towards even more responsible logistics" says Loïc BENATTAR, Vice President Asia-Pacific.