Saturday 1st Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

DHL expands dual fuel fleet in UK

DHL Supply Chain UK has introduced 63 new dual fuel vehicles to its fleet, which will operate from the company’s dedicated liquefied natural gas refuelling station in Bawtry.

The new vehicles bring the total number of dual fuel vehicles within DHL’s fleet to 101.

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A refuelling pump at
DHL’s Bawtry site

An additional 51 dual fuel vehicles are on order, set to join DHL’s fleet in the coming months.

As a result of this investment, DHL is now estimating to reduce CO2 emissions at its Bawtry site by around 1,200 tonnes in the coming years.

The company decided to use dual fuel vehicles to support the increasing need for its customers to reduce their carbon footprint, and in turn their overall logistics spend.

The move also supports DHL’s global GoGreen scheme, for which it hopes to reduce CO2 emissions by 30 per cent by 2020.

“The introduction of these innovative vehicles to the fleet at Bawtry marks the latest investment for DHL Supply Chain in our ongoing focus on sustainability and providing efficient solutions for our customers,” said Ian MacAulay, DHL innovation & business development manager.

“We’re delighted that the introduction of these new vehicles now positions us squarely as the largest single dual heavy trucks fleet operator in Europe.”