Air France KLM Martinair Cargo welcomes Total Touch Cargo to its sustainable aviation fuel program
Total Touch Cargo Holland BV (TTC) and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) have entered into a partnership under the airline’s sustainable aviation fuel program. As part of the partnership, AFKLMP Cargo will use Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) on select cargo flights from Nairobi – Kenya to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, carrying TTC’s fresh agricultural and horticultural products.
Bénédicte Duval, Vice-President Africa of Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, welcomed the CEO / owner of Total Touch Cargo Harry van der Plas at the AFKLMP Cargo headquarters in Schiphol to sign the official documents. The agreement includes a fixed annual investment from Total Touch Cargo which will allow AFKLMP Cargo to further expand SAF’s development and supply. The TTC contribution will be used to cover the difference in cost between conventional aircraft fuel and SAF.
Total Touch Cargo specializes in the daily air transport of fresh flowers, vegetables, herbs, fruit and fish from Nairobi to Amsterdam. The company has been instrumental in the development of the “cold chain” industry in Kenya. To guarantee impeccable quality control, Total Touch Cargo has its own airside warehousing and cold storage facilities, in a joint venture with Kenya Airways, at Jomo Kenyatta airport in Nairobi.
On average, Total Touch Cargo ships around 350 tonnes per week from Kenya throughout the year.
Pier Luigi Vigada, Director Eastern & Southern Africa at Air France KLM Martinair Cargo said: “We are delighted that a professional company like Total Touch Cargo and its visionary CEO Harry van der Plas have partnered with us. Total Touch Cargo is the first freight forwarder in Africa to engage in our SAF program. His vision for sustainability and his enthusiasm for our program are part of a clear path to making the everyday air cargo industry a cleaner and more sustainable industry. Congratulations to Total Touch Cargo!
Harry van der Plas, CEO / Owner of Total Touch Cargo, said: “The SAF program fits perfectly with our vision and desire to be a pioneer in innovative industry developments, while maintaining a focused strategy. to be a leading service provider with premium airlines and long term relationships to achieve optimum customer satisfaction.
SAF is a jet fuel made from renewable sources such as cooking oil and is a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels that reduces carbon emissions by at least 75%. It is blended with conventional fossil fuels and can be used by all aircraft engines.
The AFKLMP Cargo SAF program allows the various players in the logistics air freight industry to supply a percentage of their flights with SAF. Customers determine their own level of engagement and we ensure that their entire investment is used for SAF procurement.
By participating in the program, customers not only reduce their carbon footprint, but confirm their commitment to leading the industry towards a more sustainable future.
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