Date: 26.04.2023

CMA CGM join Metro’s drive for sustainable aviation fuel

Metro was the first Air France/KLM customer to invest in their Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) programme and we are delighted to see that CMA CGM Air Cargo, though their capacity partnership announced last year, have also committed to reducing their emissions through the use of sustainable aviation fuel.

The capacity partnership announced last year between Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) and CMA CGM Air Cargo will see the carriers jointly operate their full-freighter aircraft capacity, including CMA CGM’s six freighter aircraft and AFKLMP’s six freighters.

The commercial partnership also covers Air France-KLM’s belly aircraft capacity, including more than 160 long-haul aircraft and will run for an initial duration of 10 years.

Metro has already made its operations carbon-neutral and is committed to extending this zero-emission strategy as far down customers’ supply chains as possible, while the aviation industry has committed to decarbonising by 2050.

Alternative energies, such as electric and hydrogen, will not solve the challenge for the aviation industry, which is why Metro has joined industry innovators, AFKLMP, to support and invest in sustainable aviation fuel.

CMA CGM and Air France-KLM share an ambition to increase air cargo sustainability and have both committed to Net Zero Carbon by 2050.

With unaddressed air carriage CO2 emissions forecast to reach 22% of global emissions by 2050, we believe that SAF is the best opportunity to reduce the industry’s emissions by almost 50%. That is why we welcome CMA CGM to the initiative and hope that other carriers will follow their lead in joining the most effective solution to reduce the aviation industry’s carbon footprint. 

Metro is achieving CO2 neutrality by measuring, reporting and offsetting our CO2 emissions and the same ECO technology we use is available ‘free of charge’ to our customers.

The ‘free of charge’ ECO module, that sits in our MVT supply chain platform, monitors the energy emissions, emission costs and CO2 equivalent emissions, of every Metro consignment, by every mode, globally.

To request a demo or discuss your requirements, please EMAIL Simon George, who can outline our proven carbon reduction strategies and the availability of offset projects.