Innovation/alternative technology to reduce CO2 emissions in Air Logistics

 

Business Case

Saving carbon emissions during airfreight transportation


Innovation/alternative technology to reduce CO2 emissions in Sea/Road/Contract Logistics:

Reefer re-positioning optimisation
Decarbonisation of in-house fleet in France
Sustainable packaging

Saving carbon emissions during airfreight transportation

As part of the sustainability project for 2020, the KN Airlift team from Munich and Frankfurt have risen to the challenge to make a significant reduction in carbon emissions caused by air transportation.

Old film thickness:
25 mu with total 73 tons

versus

New foil thickness:
15 mu with total 43,4 tons

Together with our local partner, Kuehne+Nagel found a solution to reduce the use of foil without compromising on quality. The foil is used to protect the customer's freight during transportation to the apron on airfreight pallets (ULDs).

40.5%

total saving or 30 tons equivalent per year

Compared to the original foil, the reduction in thickness and moving to bio-based plastics enabled us to reduce our carbon emissions for 2020.