Sustainability

ILA Part 2: Hydrogen freighters. Today’s Vision, tomorrow’s reality

Currently, they are still just models in combination with concept studies presented by start-ups and niche providers at congresses or air shows,. However, the age of H2 powered smaller cargo aircraft is coming closer. This was proven at the...

ILA Part 4 – APUS and Speeder Systems

Mainly driven by the fast-growing e-commerce market, the need for efficient integrated air cargo systems is huge since air solutions can significantly reduce delivery times and costs per unit. Aircraft designer, Apus Zero Emissions GmbH, based in eastern Germany,...

PART 1: ILA 2024 was worth attending

This year's biennial air show, ILA Berlin, was an event of superlatives. Around 600 exhibitors from 31 countries ran stands, booths, or entire halls, as in the case of Airbus, Diehl or European defense giant, MBDA. In addition to...

acd – Alternative propulsion systems – all just hot air?

That was the provocative question posed at the meeting of the German Air Cargo Association (acd) on the eve of the ILA trade show in Berlin (04JUN24). The result of the experts' contributions is summarized here: Innovative forms of...

On SAF, Sustainability, and Safety

Cathay made the headlines thrice this week: the signing of an MoU with Singapore Airlines, outlining collaboration on sustainability initiatives; the launch of direct passenger flights to Riyadh, complementing its existing weekly freighter services; and lastly, a worrying development...

Berlin air show ILA showcases latest H2 projects

Currently, SAF is the number one topic when it comes to sustainability and the path to net zero in 2050, propagated by IATA and others. During the upcoming ILA in Berlin (05-09JUN24), the role of hydrogen in aviation will...

Green energy – the new job machine in air sea freight

The transition from fossil fuels to renewables will create millions of new jobs, according to a study carried out by the Global Maritime Forum. Its authors forecast that, by 2050, up to four million new jobs will have been...

Sovereign Speed speeds up climate protection efforts

To achieve this goal, the Hamburg-based express logistics service provider is relying on the use of the biofuel Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO). This will be used to fuel the fleet of vehicles operated on domestic German and trans-European routes....

Decarbonization: From EAGLE to EGAN

The current year began on a sad note when the German government froze the funding of SAF projects previously supported by the state. This also affected the Berlin-Brandenburg initiated EAGLE project, including the SAF-startup, Spark e-Fuels. But “standstill” is...

DHL Express and Standard Chartered embark on green path

The integrator and the British multinational bank have signed a strategic partnership to reduce CO2 emissions on their common path to reaching net zero. The lever for this is the DHL product, GoGreen Plus, under which both companies have...

Aviation in northern Europe spearheads H2 projects

The development of green hydrogen for aircraft propulsion and for airports to achieve net zero is gaining momentum – predominantly in Northern Europe. Shortly before the turn of the year, 16 airports between the Baltic States, Scandinavia, and northern...

A breath of fresh air…

A glimmer of hope this week, and a celebration of innovation and science which will increasingly benefit the aviation world, all going well: Congratulations go to the sustainable fuels technology company, LanzaJet, which opened the world’s first ethanol-based SAF...

Norsk e-Fuel, Cargolux and Norwegian ink SAF pact

The three companies signed an agreement last week, securing continuous and long-term supply of fossil-free aviation fuel for both carriers. The Oslo-based project developer speaks of a “landmark agreement on offtake and investment.” It is Norsk’s first major pact...

Happy Holidays and see you again soon!

We’re exactly two weeks away from the end of the year, and just days away from discovering whether we made it onto Santa’s Nice list or ended up on the Naughty one. Either way, CargoForwarder Global’s newsletter distribution list...

Cargo at Air New Zealand is going to get BETA

… As in BETA Technologies’ all electric aircraft, ALIA. LinkedIn is buzzing with the news published on 06DEC23, that Air New Zealand has placed a firm order for one conventional take-off and landing (CTOL) version of the ALIA aircraft,...

Chennai Airport is inundated

The airport, India’s third busiest after Delhi and Mumbai, was flooded at the beginning of this week when Cyclone Michaung hit the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Chennai Airport (MAA) was forced to halt operations as heavy rain...

Qaptis decarbonizes truck rides

While many heads of state are currently haggling over concepts on how to limit global warming on the global stage at the climate conference in Dubai, resourceful companies are silently working on revolutionary, practical concepts to reduce greenhouse gas...

Pledge co-hosts COP28 table to accelerate change

Around 80,000 people have registered for the COP28 in Dubai, which began on 30NOV23 and runs through to 12DEC23. This will make it the largest COP summit yet in a host state that also happens to be one...

Hamburg Airport and Airbus ink H2 partnership

The aim of this initiative is to secure the infrastructure for the use of green hydrogen, so that the planned fleet of Airbus aircraft, which will use hydrogen as a power source in future, can be refueled at a...
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