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AIRCARGO ASIA-PACIFIC • MAR-APR, 2019 • Page 11 Rhenus offers free CO2 reduction tool A WORLD wide air freight carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction program has been launched by Rhenus Logistics Air and Ocean. Claimed to be a world first , Rhegreen, a free-of-charge service, offers the opportunity to choose ‘greener’ aircraft. The company has established a system that calculates rankings for airlines by considering the air- craft types, fuel efficiency and the distances involved. It is based on which aircraft is the most efficient in terms of carbon dioxide emis- sions on any route. The calculation system, which was validated by an external organisation, enables reductions of between 10 and 40 per cent in CO2 emissions. For example, by choosing an A350 or B787 jet for the shipment of 1,000 kilograms from Amster- dam Airport Schiphol to Shanghai, customers can save one ton of CO2 in com- parison to the average CO2 emissions on that particular route. Rhenus now offers the Rhegreen service from Am- sterdam Airport Schiphol to five destinations: Chicago, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shang- hai and Singapore and plans to expand to other destinations from Frankfurt, Brussels, Madrid and other origin cities in the coming months. The carbon reduction program was developed by Krista Zuur- mond, quality manager, and Frank Swart, procurement and product development air, at Rhenus Logis- tics in the Netherlands. Rhegreen is one of several pro- jects that are part of a corporate initiative entitled Rhevo, a Rhenus in-house innovation initiative to encourage employees to identify and further develop innovative ideas or processes and products by means of digital concepts as well as developing new ideas on services. “The demand for a sustainable supply chain continues to grow. Rhegreen is a major step in offer- ing our customers the choice to reduce the CO2 emissions of their air freight. The roll-out of this free- of-charge service will offer our cus- tomers the opportunity to partner with Rhenus and create a more sus- tainable future,” said Tobias Bartz, a Rhenus board member. New role for Black JULIE Black (pictured) has been elected deputy chair of BACA - The Air Charter Association. Black takes on the role with immediate effect working alongside Nick Weston, chairman of the Associa- tion. She has roles in a number of different sectors in the air charter industry. In the earlier days of her aviation ca- reer she worked at London Biggin Hill Airport looking after marketing and overseeing FBO operations. She subsequently moved on to multinational charter broker Chap- man Freeborn where she spent 14 years providing aircraft char- ter services to clients from the corporate sphere, particularly in the entertainment sector. In 2017 Black joined Hunt and Palmer with a view to working in a different kind of charter operation, moving away from the entertainment cli- ent base to work on a more ad-hoc basis, with corporate and high net worth clientele.