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Etihad Cargo’s partner DSV becomes first to purchase SAF

Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Aviation Group, partner DSV Global Transport and Logistics has become the carrier’s first partner to purchase sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”) to offset the carbon emissions of its cargo shipment. 

Etihad’s first NetZero transatlantic flight from Washington Dulles to Abu Dhabi utilised SAF combined with SAF Book & Claim, demonstrating the potential to utilise current technology to achieve net-zero aviation 

Etihad’s Boeing 787 “Greenliner” combined SAF with contrail prevention technology from its partner, SATAVIA, to actively manage carbon emissions and non-CO2 climate effects from contrails, or condensation trails, which cause surface warming and are responsible for up to two-thirds of aviation’s climate impact. 

 Offering partners and customers the option to transport cargo more sustainably via the SAF book and claim system is the latest step in Etihad Cargo’s sustainability journey. In alignment with Abu Dhabi Environment Vision and Etihad Aviation Group’s sustainability strategy, the carrier is targeting a 20 per cent reduction in emissions intensity by 2025 and aims to cut 2019 net emissions by 50 per cent by 2035. 

Etihad Aviation Group legal department is headed by general counsel Henning zur Hausen (pictured).