Red Sea Global pioneers sustainable transportation with low-carbon SAF policy

Company's entire fleet of onshore vehicles now run on electricity or SAF
Red Sea Global pioneers sustainable transportation with low-carbon SAF policy
Red Sea Global (Photo Credit: RSG's official website)

Red Sea Global (RSG), the developer behind the world-famous destinations of The Red Sea and Amaala, has taken a significant step towards sustainable transportation. The company has implemented a new policy that restricts the use of low-carbon sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in all its delivery trucks. This move makes Red Sea Global the first Saudi company to operate an environmentally friendly supply chain, as reported by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

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Transition to sustainable transportation

In line with RSG’s commitment to a greener future, the company’s entire fleet of onshore vehicles, including 6 8-ton refrigeration trucks and 3 3.5-ton refrigeration trucks, now run on electricity or SAF. These vehicles serve a wide range of facilities and play an active role in the long-range supply chain network.

SAF is used to power all cargo delivery trucks to the four hotel destinations of Red Sea Global – Turtle Bay Hotel, Six Senses Southern Dunes resort, St. Regis Red Sea Resort, Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, as well as Red Sea International Airport. The transition from conventional fuels to biofuels not only reduces carbon emissions but also extends the lifespan of these vehicles’ engines, providing both environmental and operational benefits.

The SAF used by Red Sea Global is produced from locally sourced cooking oil in Saudi Arabia. The specific type of biofuel chosen by the company emits only 0.17 kg of CO2 equivalent per liter, compared to the 2.7 kg emitted by regular diesel fuel.

Beach cleaning robot

In another environmentally conscious initiative, Red Sea Global launched an advanced beach cleaning robot on January 25. This state-of-the-art electric robot has been designed to maintain the pristine condition of the stunning beaches by effectively removing waste. Moreover, the robot possesses the remarkable ability to detect objects as small as one cubic cm. It can be controlled remotely and has been meticulously engineered to deliver comprehensive results while prioritizing environmental protection. With its exceptional flexibility, the robot effortlessly navigates around furniture and other obstacles that would pose challenges for other robots. In just one hour, it can cover an impressive area of 3,000 square meters.

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