bp to supply DHL Express with Sustainable Aviation Fuel until 2026

Contract signing between Martin Thomsen Air bp SVP (l) and Frank Appel CEO Deutsche Post DHL Group (r) ©bp

bp is to supply DHL Express with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) until 2026 as part of a new strategic collaboration with the global logistics company. The bp agreement is one of two deals comprising the largest sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) deals in aviation to date, with a combined volume of more than 800 million litres of SAF. The other supplier, entering in to separate agreement with DHL and making up the total volume, is Neste.

In its Sustainability Roadmap, Deutsche Post DHL Group has committed to using 30% of SAF blending for all air transport by 2030. bp will provide SAF produced from waste oils. Such SAF from waste and residues can provide greenhouse gas emission reductions of up to 80% over its lifecycle compared with the conventional jet fuel it replaces, thereby reducing DHL’s carbon footprint. DHL Express transports more than 480 million urgent documents and packages annually across its global network of 220 countries and territories.

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