Dimerco eyes air transport emissions

Global logistics company, Dimerco, has taken a step towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with air transport by signing a strategic agreement with Cathay.

Dimerco has signed onto the Corporate Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Program, a collaboration which, the company said, underscores its dedication to environmental stewardship.

Cathay’s Corporate SAF Program partners are committed to reducing the climate impact from their business travel and airfreight activities through scaling up the use of SAF.

SAF is considered to be the most important lever for decarbonising airline operations over the next few decades, before alternatively powered aircraft can be widely deployed in commercial operations. Compared to conventional jet fuel, SAF can reduce more than 80 per cent of carbon emissions on a lifecycle basis, depending on the SAF technology and feedstock used.

Cathay was among the first airlines in the world to announce a target of 10 per cent SAF for its total fuel use by 2030.

Dimerco’s environmental initiatives have been recognised with a B- score by the Carbon Disclosure Project, indicating an above-average performance in the intermodal transport and logistics sector, both in Asia and globally. This achievement, along with the ISO 14064-1:2018 certification received at the end of 2022, highlights Dimerco’s commitment to carbon reduction and sustainability.

The company has set a goal to reduce emissions and transition to 100 per cent renewable energy for its offices by 2050.

In other news, DP World has signed a partnership agreement to implement renewable energy systems across its port operations.

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