German logistics company DB Schenker has announced it is offering sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to customers for air travel anywhere in the world using virtual allocation.
Using a virtual booking system, SAF could be supplied for any aircraft or airline, the company said on 10 November.
The company said the project, introduced initially with its partner Lufthansa Cargo, had now been extended to a global network.
“We have purchased massive volumes of biofuel to push the decarbonisation of our industry. Customers of DB Schenker can now virtually book SAF on all trade lanes to thousands of airports,” DB Schenker CEO Jochen Thewes said.
DB Schenker only used biofuel which had been certified palm oil-free, the company said.
The company said the new global SAF service complemented its weekly charter route between Germany and China – launched last year – which was fuelled entirely by SAF. Individual SAF agreements with other airline partners, including a recent purchase of SAF credits by Singapore Airlines, would also continue.
DB Schenker is a division of German rail operator Deutsche Bahn that focuses on global logistics. Acquired by Deutsche Bahn as Schenker-Stinnes in 2002, the company comprises divisions for air, land, sea freight, contract logistics and supply chain management.