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IATA joins forces with Smart Freight Center to calculate CO2 emissions from air cargo transport

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Smart Freight Center (SFC) announced a partnership to provide consistent and transparent CO2 emissions calculations for air cargo shipments. This is an important step for the global air transport sector to advance its decarbonization efforts. The two organizations will focus efforts on developing the cargo component of IATA’s CO2 Connect tool, the passenger version of which will be launched in 2022. The agreement was announced at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium (WCS), taking place in Hong Kong. The IATA CO2 Connect platform uses first-party industry data to provide highly accurate carbon calculations. The collaboration with the SFC Clean Air Transportation Program will promote a common methodology in CO2 emissions calculations and ensure that accurate and consistent CO2 calculations are distributed to the industry’s largest air cargo shippers and forwarders, supporting them with pre-boarding and reporting. Andrea Schoen, SFC Clean Air Transport Program Director, said, “An important milestone has been reached, and it has been a long time in the making. The need for unified emissions data is stronger than ever, and this milestone will enable buyers of freight transportation services to make informed, long-term decisions. Transparency is essential to boost investments and decarbonization activities, encouraging collaborative and synergistic actions across the entire value chain. Our partnership with IATA will enable effective collaboration, building trust and exchanging information across the entire value chain, which in turn will help accelerate our ongoing efforts in decarbonizing the aviation industry.” IATA and SFC are working with Kuehne+Nagel as a pilot customer for IATA CO2 Connect for Cargo to ensure the tool meets the needs and requirements of the industry’s freight forwarders and their customers. – https://aeroin.net/iata-une-forcas-com-o-smart-freight-center-para-calculos-de-emissoes-de-co2-do-transporte-aereo-de-carga/