Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Metro Shipping Ltd joins AFKLMP Cargo’s SAF programme

Metro Shipping Ltd joins AFKLMP Cargo’s SAF programme

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) has announced that Metro Shipping Ltd has joined its Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) programme.

Birmingham-headquartered Metro Shipping is the first of our customers in the United Kingdom to invest in our SAF programme, confirming our shared ambition to contribute to the development of sustainable aviation.

Grant Liddell, Metro’s managing director, is absolutely delighted to be the UK’s first logistics provider to acknowledge the importance of participating in AFKLMP Cargo’s innovative SAF programme.

“We are proud to be partnered with Air France KLM Martinair Cargo and take this collaborative approach directly with the airline. Although it is currently early in the switch to full SAF on cargo flights, this will gather pace over the coming years, and we are already promoting the benefit in greenhouse gas reductions to our customers that are using time-critical modes across the industry,” Liddell said.

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The signing ceremony took place at Metro Shipping’s head office in Birmingham. Officials from both companies attended, including Arturo Marte, cargo director for the United Kingdom & Ireland at Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, and Grant Liddell, managing director of Metro Shipping Ltd.

Since 1981, Metro have powered the supply chains of leading British and international brands. Importing and exporting raw materials and finished products that feed, clothe, transport and protect consumers around the world.

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“I’m pleased to welcome Metro Shipping as our first UK customer to join our Sustainable Aviation Programme. Metro Shipping has been very active in helping us raise awareness in our industry and more specifically in the UK. Creating a more sustainable air bridge for our customers is crucial and will require many initiatives from all of the players in the logistics chain,” Arturo Marte explained.

“We’re very proud of the many initiatives being put into production to help curb the impact of fossil fuels in air freight logistics. Looking forward to 2023, we’ll continue to engage with our respective customers to gather the much-needed momentum here in the UK. Looking forward to partnering up with many more of our local UK customers to continue our mission on sustainability.”

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Edward Hardy

Having become a journalist after university, Edward Hardy has been a reporter and editor at some of the world's leading publications and news sites. In 2022, he became Air Cargo Week's Editor. Got news to share? Contact me on Edward.Hardy@AirCargoWeek.com

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