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Air France KLM Martinair Cargo and Bolloré Logistics team up to launch the first low-carbon airfreight route between France and the United States

Puteaux. 20 January 2021

Bolloré Logistics has joined the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) programme of Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) for its 2021 shipments between Paris Charles de Gaulle and New York John F. Kennedy airports. This first of its kind collaboration illustrates the ambition of these two historical partners to tackle the environmental challenge of airfreight transportation.

Christophe Boucher

EVP Air France Cargo

The Cargo SAF Programme enables shippers and forwarders to power a percentage of their flights with SAF. Customers determine their own level of engagement and we ensure that their entire investment is used for sourcing SAF. I’m delighted to see the speed at which Air France KLM Martinair Cargo and Bolloré Logistics have come to an agreement on the use of our SAF programme, launched a few weeks ago. I’m proud that together we are trendsetters in a field that will grow in our companies and in society.

This innovative aviation fuel will cut CO₂ emissions by at least 50% on airfreight shipped by Bolloré Logistics on this symbolic trade lane. Investing in this strategic route represents a new step towards achieving greater sustainability in the future for both Bolloré Logistics and AFKLMP Cargo.


Thierry Ehrenbogen

CEO of Bolloré Logistics

Reducing carbon emissions is a major challenge in the airfreight transportation industry and Bolloré Logistics is committed to addressing this with innovative solutions. In 2021, the company has committed itself to reducing scope 3 CO₂ emissions linked to the performance of its transport services by 30% by 2030. We believe that Sustainable Aviation Fuel is one of the key factors in reaching this ambitious objective

In line with its “Powering Sustainable Logistics” CSR programme, Bolloré Logistics aims to provide its customers with cutting-edge solutions to drastically reduce the environmental impact of freight transportation. The solution offered by AFKLMP Cargo is the most efficient in today’s market and it will directly impact CO₂ emission reduction.


Odile Maarek

CSR Director of Bolloré Logistics

We are facing major challenges for the planet, which implies a considerable transformation throughout the value chain. Bolloré Logistics continues its efforts to contribute to the decarbonisation of the sector and to offer our customers end-to-end solutions that are always more efficient from an environmental point of view, from clean trucks to the maximum use of reusable consumables and via Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Adriaan den Heijer

EVP Air France-KLM Cargo and Managing Director Martinair

I’m pleased with the clear commitment of Bolloré to join forces in making flying more sustainable by participating in the AFKLMP Cargo SAF programme. Only with such investments will we successfully develop a more viable market for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo and Bolloré Logistics are looking forward to developing this collaboration and expanding the number of routes using Sustainable Aviation Fuel, with growing participation from other major international customers.


About Bolloré Logistics

Bolloré Logistics is a major international supply chain operator and ranks among the world’s top ten transport and logistics groups with an integrated network of 600 agencies in 109 countries. Placing customers at the heart of its strategy, Bolloré Logistics is committed to designing innovative, robust and agile solutions. Through the reliable management of the entire supply chain, the company has developed a high level of resilience enabling it to control risks by securing transport plans through alternative options and to lead a continuous improvement policy over the long term while acting as an ethical and responsible player.


About Air France KLM Martinair Cargo

The Air France-KLM Group is a global airline group with a strong European base. Its main areas of business are passenger transport, cargo transport and aeronautical maintenance. Air France KLM Martinair Cargo is the Air France-KLM Group’s dedicated air cargo business. Air France KLM Martinair Cargo is a member of SkyTeam Cargo (www.skyteamcargo.com) offering even larger network coverage. 

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Press contacts:

Cindy Patan, Media Relations Manager - Bolloré Transport & Logistics
Tel +33 (0)1 46 96 49 75 / +33 (0)7 72 40 49 75 – cindy.patan(at)bollore.com

Adeline Durand, Global Communication Manager - Bolloré Logistics
Tel +33 (0)1 46 96 17 21 - adeline.durand(at)bollore.com

Gerard A. Roelfzema, Cargo Press Relations – Air France KLM Martinair Cargo
T +33 6 53 66 30 29 – gerard.roelfzema(at)klm.com