DHL GLOBAL FORWARDING AND FAMCO PARTNER TO POWER GREEN TRANSITION FOR LOGISTICS IN THE UAE
Press Release: Dubai, UAE, 28, August 2023
- DHL adds the Volvo heavy-duty electric truck in its fleet.
- The logistics leader has deployed its first Volvo truck in its UAE fleet, after having already deployed over 50 Volvo trucks in its European fleet
- The signing ceremony took place at the DHL Innovation Center in Dubai.
- The partnership highlights DHL Global Forwarding's dedication to adopting sustainable solutions in their operations.
DHL Global Forwarding, the leading logistics provider worldwide, announces a successful partnership with the UAE's leading commercial vehicle and machinery company FAMCO to introduce the Volvo Electric FM Truck in the Middle East as a testament to their commitment to sustainable logistics solutions. This marks DHL’s deployment of the first Volvo truck in its UAE fleet, after having already deployed over 50 Volvo trucks in its European fleet.
The signing ceremony for this partnership took place at the DHL MEA Innovation Center. DHL Global Forwarding and FAMCO officials, in the presence of several dignitaries. DHL Global Forwarding’s partnership with FAMCO in the UAE reinforces a shared vision of promoting sustainable logistics. This agreement underscores DHL Group and FAMCO’s proactive stance in shaping the industry's future through innovation and sustainable solutions.
DHL wants to reduce all logistics-related emissions to net-zero by 2050. It is doing this by committing to a set greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions target by 2030 in line with the Paris Agreement, investing EUR 7 billion to reach it. This investment will be used to increase its use of sustainable aviation fuels, design all new buildings to be carbon neutral, offer a comprehensive portfolio of green products and electrify 60% of its last-mile delivery by 2030.
DHL already has over 30,000 e-vehicles for pickup and delivery in operation. The logistics leader also plans to increase the use of sustainable fuels in air, ocean and road transportation to more than 30% by 2030. Furthermore, DHL will offer sustainable alternatives for 100% of all core products and solutions.
Tobias Maier, CEO of Saloodo! MEA, stated, “Our partnership with FAMCO is a testament to our commitment to revolutionizing the logistics industry through sustainability and innovation. As we progress towards our goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, DHL remains steadfast in delivering smart, sustainable solutions to our customers."
The Volvo Electric FM Truck, a product of FAMCO's role as the exclusive distributor of Volvo trucks, buses, and construction equipment in the UAE, boasts impressive capabilities. With a Gross Combination Weight of up to 44 tons and a remarkable range of 300 kilometers, its driveline performance of up to 490 kW / 666 hp ensures both efficiency and reliability. Notably, the truck's rapid charging time of 2.5 hours (DC) and 9.5 hours (AC) minimizes downtime, making it a valuable asset in the logistics landscape.
Ramez Hamdan, the Managing Director of FAMCO, shared his enthusiasm, stating, "Witnessing our second Volvo FM Electric Truck in the UAE market and first integrated into DHL's fleet is truly a momentous occasion. Thanks to world-class partners and global leaders like DHL, FAMCO is proud to accelerate the big shift for the transportation and logistics industry and lead the electrification for the category.”
The introduction of the Volvo Electric FM Truck into DHL's operational framework represents a decisive stride towards fulfilling the company's long-term sustainability objectives. The partnership with FAMCO is another step towards achieving DHL’s ambitious sustainability targets.
The truck will primarily operate in and around Dubai, serving as a pre-carriage solution towards the UAE’s new multi-modular rail initiative, Etihad Rail.