Lufthansa Cargo presents plans for green airfreight

Industry is 'unanimous' in advocating even greater commitment to the goal of more environment-friendly aviation.

green airfreight Karl-Rudolf Rupprecht Lufhansa Cargo

At its third Climate Care Conference in Frankfurt, Lufthansa Cargo reaffirmed its plans to reduce sustainably the impact of its activities on the environment. Addressing 200 representatives at the conference from the logistics business, the scientific community and the media, Board Member Operations Dr. Karl-Rudolf Rupprecht emphasised Lufthansa CargoKs pioneering role in green logistics. “We are on track with our ambitious aim of reducing specific emissions by a fourth by 2020 and have already achieved the first ten percentage points towards that objective. We are working on numerous measures and literally leaving no stone unturned – in our flight operations alone, we have developed more than 50 measures to curb the fuel burn of our aircraft,” he mentioned.

The speakers concurred in underlining the impact the logistics industry has on the environment. The industry was equally unanimous in advocating even greater commitment to the goal of more environment-friendly aviation.

It was discussed that transparency must be vastly improved so that transport decisions can be influenced more in future by their impact on the environment, said Dr. Rupprecht. Comparability between the airlines is often difficult because not every carrier, for example, releases data on specific emissions.