DHL eCOMMERCE GOES GREEN IN MALAYSIA AND VIETNAM
Press Release: Singapore 08/29/2018
- Rolls out fleet of electric motorbikes as part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s commitment to Zero Emissions by 2050
- By the year 2050, DPDHL will operate 70% of its own first and last mile services with clean pick-up and delivery solutions
DHL eCommerce, a division of the world’s leading logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL), has rolled out a fleet of electric vehicles in Malaysia and Vietnam as part of its domestic delivery network and in line with the Group’s commitment to Zero Emissions by 2050. As part of the commitment to reduce all logistics-related emissions to nett zero by the year 2050, DPDHL announced that it will operate 70% of its own first and last mile services with clean pick-up and delivery solutions.
“In parallel with the continued growth in e-commerce, we expect a strong demand for deliveries and we recognize the need for sustainable delivery solutions. As part of DPDHL’s commitment to Zero Emissions by 2050, our fleet of electric vehicles will provide greener deliveries and we are committed to steadily and consciously increasing our fleet of electric vehicles in our domestic delivery network.” said Kiattichai Pitpreecha, Managing Director, Southeast Asia, DHL eCommerce.
The first fleet of electric vehicles are already in use and the plan is to increase the fleet gradually by sunsetting older vehicles and prioritizing ‘green and clean’ approaches. Delivery hubs in Puchong and Cheras in Malaysia and Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi in Vietnam will be retrofitted with electric charging points with fast charging capabilities.
DHL eCommerce provides nationwide domestic delivery with fully-owned operations in Malaysia and Vietnam to enable e-commerce businesses to deliver to their consumers. The domestic delivery network also includes DHL ServicePoints for drop-off and pick-up with convenient locations to provide greater convenience for sellers and consumers while optimizing delivery for greater efficiency.
“Consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious and are placing greater value on sustainable options when they shop. We are super pleased to be rolling out our electric fleet in Malaysia and Vietnam to support our customers – it is great for us, great for our customers and great for the country.” added Kiattichai Pitpreecha, Managing Director, Southeast Asia, DHL eCommerce
In March 2017, DPDHL announced that it will reduce all logistics-related emissions to zero by the year 2050. The Group aims to become the market leader in green logistics and plans to expand its portfolio of green products and services to help customers achieve their own climate protection targets.