Deutsche Post DHL has introduced two so-called Teardrop trailers, built by Don-Bur, as well as one LNG truck, built by Iveco, for the first time in Belgium. The vehicles will be operated by DHL partner Ninatrans, and will contribute to the environmental responsibility and continuous efforts of both DHL and Ninatrans to reduce CO2 emissions and decrease fuel use.
“Green transport solutions are a vital part in modern logistics operations. We have been working with our partners and customers to generate tailor made answers to their transport needs. The teardrop trailer and the LNG truck perfectly represent this approach and will help to reduce the environmental impact of the operations,” said Patrick Boone, Vice President of Road Network Europe, DHL Express.
This approach is also in line with Deutsche Post DHL’s overall strategy, called “Strategy 2020”. One aspect is the continuous emphasis on green business solutions and carbon efficiency improvement. The Group pursues the overall aim to improve CO2 emissions by 30% by 2020.
The LNG-powered truck has a drive range of about 700 km and will refuel at an LNG filling station in the city of Tilburg. Overall, the use of natural gas will help to reduce consumption and CO2 emissions by 5 to 10%.
Source: Deutsche Post DHL