Freight forwarders of all sizes can now play a more significant role in reducing cargo-related carbon emissions with a new tie-up between CargoAi and Neste.
The cargo booking platform and the leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) have announced a partnership that will allow the voluntary purchase of SAF.
Starting November, CargoAi offers the option to purchase Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel when booking a cargo transport. This can be done during the booking process, that is, either after a booking is confirmed or when the cargo is being tracked.
During the booking or tracking phase, freight forwarders on cargoAi will be prompted with the CO2 emissions data that their shipment will emit, calculated based on IATA standards. They now have an option to purchase to reduce emissions with the access to buy in smaller quantities.
“Building on the CO2 Efficiency Score already available in our Cargo2ZERO solution, will further encourage forwarders to enter into discussions with their own clients about what is needed for the industry to move forward towards reaching the industry’s Net Zero targets together,” says Matthieu Petot, CEO of CargoAi.
“We are also enabling access for smaller freight forwarding companies in 110 countries to purchase SAF in smaller quantities.”
CargoAi said Neste will ensure specific SAF volumes purchased are delivered and used by partner aircraft operators. The company considers SAF as a ‘key element’ to reach aviation’s ambitious goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
“Purchasing SAF remained until now a hard-to-navigate, resource-intensive process and often required purchases of large volumes, which made reducing emissions at the transactional level very difficult,” said Magali Beauregard, Chief Commercial Officer of CargoAi.
“With the direct purchase of SAF now embedded in the booking execution and tracking flows, we’re taking the next steps to empower climate action by offering our clients straightforward, user-friendly and verifiable means to ensure reduced emissions. We are extremely delighted about this landmark partnership with Neste and confident that this will enable clients of any size to take effective climate action without further delay.”