Dachser to launch emission-free delivery in German city Freiburg

October 09, 2020 - 04:56
Dachser to launch emission-free delivery in German city Freiburg

The German logistics service provider is dedicated to promote sustainability


HONG KONG, CHINA/KEMPTEN, GERMANY/FREIBURG, GERMANY - Media OutReach - 7 October 2020 - Fuso eCanters, StreetScooters, and cargobikes--with this all-electric vehicle mix, Dachser will be making all itsdeliveries to the heart of the southwest Germany city Freiburg emission-free asof today. Taking transportation as a whole, this new service reduces CO2emissions per shipment by 26 percent.

In the citycenter of Freiburg, Germany, Dachser has designated the post code 79098--whichencompasses parts of the city's Altstadt, Neuburg, and Oberau districts--as anemission-free delivery area. Effective immediately, B2B and B2C customers inthis roughly 1.5 km2 zone will receive all their groupage shipments completelyemission-free. "We successfully introduced electrically assisted cargo bikestwo years ago, so this is now the next logical step in doing our part toimprove the quality of the air and of life in Freiburg's downtown," saysMichael Gaudlitz, General Manager of Dachser's Freiburg logistics center.


To makethese emission-free deliveries, Dachser will immediately deploy a 7.5-tonall-electric FUSO eCanter, a light truck that will deliver goods eitherdirectly to customers or to the microhub operated by partner VeloCARRIER /Roc-Ket Cargo Bikes, located close to downtown. There, smaller shipments aretransferred to electrically assisted cargo bikes or StreetScooters for thedelivery runs. The charge point for the electric truck is located at Dachser'sbranch in the Breisgau industrial park south of Freiburg, which--like all thelogistics provider's branches in Germany--purchases 100 percent hydroelectricpower.


Takingtransportation as a whole--collection and line-haul are performed withconventional diesel trucks--this new service reduces CO2 emissions per shipmentby 26 percent on average, particulates emissions by about 47 percent, andnitrogen oxide emissions by about 41 percent.


Electric vehicle mix for city distribution

DACHSEREmission-Free Delivery, an innovative city logistics concept, is built on amodular toolbox for city-center deliveries. Dachser has been putting theconcept into practice in downtown Stuttgart since 2018, and recently rolled outDACHSER Emission-Free Delivery in Oslo as well. "This is a promising beginning,but there is still a long road ahead of us--for a start, we have to resolveissues surrounding the availability of trucks with alternative powertrains,"explains Stefan Hohm, Corporate Director Corporate Solutions, Research &Development, who is in charge of the City Distribution innovation project atDachser. At the same time, he remains optimistic: "Over the next two years, wewill be examining select European metropolitan regions to successively identifythe hotspots in their city centers and implement the DACHSER Emission-FreeDelivery concept."

About Dachser

Headquarteredin Germany, Dachser is one of the world's leading logistics providers. Usingits own in-house developed IT-systems, Dachser incorporates transport,warehousing, and value-added services to provide comprehensive supply chainsolutions. Thanks to some 31,000 employees based in 393 locations all over theglobe, Dachser generated a consolidated net revenue of approximately EUR 5.7billion in 2019. The same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 80.6million shipments weighing 41.0 million metric tons. Country organizationsrepresent Dachser in 44 countries.

In Asia,Dachser employs more than 1,696 people in 48 locations in 12 Business Areas.Its Asia Pacific Regional Head Office is located in Hong Kong. For moreinformation about Dachser, please visit www.dachser.hk


For moreinformation about Dachser, please visit www.dachser.com