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Kuehne+Nagel takes another step to curb operational carbon emissions

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The Switzerland based global transport and logistics company Kuehne+Nagel recently launched an EV services for air cargo transfers to the airport in Mumbai. The EV – home-made Mahindra Treo Zor – will be used to transfer air cargo from Kuehne+Nagel’s Airport warehouse in Mumbai to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.

The step is another one in the direction to curb its operational carbon emissions in sync with the Paris Agreement goals. They aim to make a 100% switch to EVs in a phased manner over the next few years. The initiative is expected to result in a reduction of 24.7 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year.

Our customers have benefited from the global availability of SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) since last year, and we continue to develop sustainable solutions for a fully carbon neutral transport journey. The introduction of EV airport transfer is the next phase in our transition to low-carbon, door-to-door air transportation, with more sustainable services to follow.”

Marcel Fujike, Senior VP, Global Head Products & Services Air Logistics, Kuehne+Nagel

Kuehne+Nagel’s Managing Director for India, Sri Lanka and Maldives, Coen Van Der Maarel acknowledged that road transportation of goods was a major reason for increased carbon emissions compared to EVs which have zero tailpipe emissions. He said, “Using EVs will not only reduce carbon footprint but will also offer substantial operating cost savings over comparable, conventional, gasoline-fuelled vehicles, allowing us to contribute significantly to the sustainability cause.”

Last month, Kuehne+Nagel North America launched an electric truck service to shuttle air cargo between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Kuehne+Nagel’s airport warehouse Torrance facility.

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