Korean Air expands cargo SAF programme with CEVA Logistics


Korean Air announced the expansion of its cargo sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) programme through a partnership with logistics firm CEVA Logistics.

The airline’s customer-participation SAF program, launched in September 2023, allows companies like CEVA Logistics to directly support the use of SAF in Korean Air’s cargo operations.

In turn, Korean Air will share the associated carbon emission reductions with CEVA.

“We are pleased with the strong support from businesses for our SAF program,” said Jaedong Eum, head of cargo business division, Korean Air. “We will continue to build partnerships that enable our customers to actively and directly contribute to decarbonisation efforts.”

In February 2022, Korean Air became the first Korean flag carrier to use SAF, with its implementation on its scheduled Paris – Seoul Incheon route. The airline also signed an agreement with Shell in September 2022 to purchase SAF at major airports in Asia Pacific and the Middle East from 2026 to 2031.

“One of CEVA’s key short-term levers to promote decarbonisation hinges on collaboration,” Olivier Boccara, air & ocean leader APAC, CEVA Logistics.

“Through developing new solutions for our customers with airline partners like Korean Air, we are able to contribute to meaningful change in our industry. Extending our SAF offering into the Asian market is a tangible step we can take now as we look ahead to more advances in fuels and other technologies to decarbonise air freight and the global supply chain.”