Lufthansa Cargo starts using new lightweight containers

Containers have helped reduce CO2 emissions


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Lufthansa Cargo reduced CO2 emissions by more than 700 tonnes with the use of lightweight containers in May and June alone. For the first time, more than half the LD3 standard containers utilised for freight and baggage transports were made from light composite materials. Being 13 kilos lighter than the conventional type, the aluminium containers make a difference in close to 70,000 container movements over the two months. Lufthansa Cargo is currently engaged in bringing in around 5,000 new lightweight containers into service.