Korean Air, Yusen Logistics sign SAF cooperation agreement


Korean Air announced that it has partnered with logistics company Yusen Logistics to increase the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the air cargo industry.

The agreement comes after Korean Air launched SAF program in September 2023 for air cargo operations with air cargo customers and forwarders.

Through the Korean Air’s program, customers are able to purchase SAF for air cargo operations, and Korean Air will share the carbon emissions reductions with its customers.

The two companies signed a Sustainable Aviation Fuel Cooperation Program Agreement at the Yusen Logistics headquarters in Tokyo.

Yusen Logistics is the airline’s first cargo SAF partner based in Japan, and the two companies will collaborate to promote SAF usage within the Asian region in alignment with the aviation industry’s climate change goals.

“We are delighted to welcome Yusen Logistics as our cargo SAF program partner, to jointly promote and implement SAF usage,” said Jaedong Eum, head of cargo business division, Korean Air. “We remain committed to the industry’s climate change goals, and the sustainable development of the air cargo industry.”

“Yusen Logistics is also committed to the 2050 net-zero target,” said Eisuke Fukagawa, global head of airfreight forwarding group, Yusen Logistics. “With this partnership with Korean Air, we are able to support our customers to decarbonize their supply chains and help stimulate larger supply for SAF.”

Korean Air said that it is committed to cooperate with all relevant governments, clients and oil refinery companies to expedite the use of SAF and create an efficient domestic SAF infrastructure in Korea.