DACHSER Adds 12 Green Delivery Zones in Europe

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The landscape of logistics is undergoing a remarkable transformation as DACHSER, a leading logistics provider, takes significant strides to expand its emission-free delivery service.

By the end of 2025, the company has set its sights on doubling the number of cities served by DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery, a commitment that underscores its dedication to sustainable urban deliveries.

Currently available in twelve carefully defined city-centre delivery areas, including Berlin, Copenhagen, Madrid, and Paris, DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery is set to extend its reach to twelve additional European cities.

The new locations on the roster include Amsterdam, Barcelona, Dublin, Hamburg, Cologne, London, Malaga, Rotterdam, Stockholm, Toulouse, Warsaw, and Vienna. Furthermore, DACHSER will also expand its existing zero-emission delivery zone in Paris.

Alexander Tonn, COO Road Logistics at DACHSER, highlights the company's ambitious vision, stating, "We deliberately set ourselves the ambitious goal of doubling the number of cities served by DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery by the end of 2025. Our network locations are highly motivated to meet our customers’ desire for more sustainable city deliveries. Achieving our goal is based on our expectations that light electric trucks will become much more readily available and that expansion of the charging infrastructure will pick up pace across Europe."

The secret behind the versatility of DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery lies in its modular system, making it adaptable to any European city. The approach involves deploying battery-electric vans, electrically assisted cargo bikes, and small transit terminals, known as microhubs, near city centres to ensure efficient and eco-friendly last-mile deliveries.

Each city presents unique challenges, including geography, social structure, and administration, all of which DACHSER expertly incorporates into its zero-emission delivery planning.

Tara Li, Project Manager of DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery, emphasises, "Geography, social structure, administration: each city has its own unique profile, which we take into account when planning and implementing a zero-emission delivery area. At the same time, we can draw on our experience gained in twelve European cities to identify synergies and potential for optimisation."

The positive impact of DACHSER's emission-free deliveries goes beyond environmental benefits. City administrations stand to gain from improved air quality and reduced traffic noise, as battery-electric trucks and cargo bikes emit zero air pollutants.

The logistics provider's commitment to using electricity generated from renewable sources further contributes to zero operational greenhouse gas emissions for the last mile. The implementation of cargo bikes also reduces truck-related congestion, making urban streets quieter and more pleasant.

Not only does DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery benefit the environment, but it also enhances the well-being of drivers. By eliminating engine vibrations in the cab, the shift to battery-electric vehicles creates a more comfortable and sustainable working environment for those behind the wheel.

DACHSER's foray into emission-free delivery aligns seamlessly with its long-term climate protection strategy. By promoting sustainable business practices, focusing on energy efficiency, embracing innovation, and taking on inclusive responsibility, the family-owned company is leading the charge towards sustainable logistics, forging a path that involves its customers and partners in the collective pursuit of a greener future. With the expansion of DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery to more European cities, the logistics landscape is set to become greener and more sustainable, ensuring a brighter tomorrow for urban deliveries.

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