DB Schenker to go green in Norway this year

  • May 3, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

German logistics firm DB Schenker plans to make CO2-free deliveries in all cities in Norway by the end of this year.

The reductions in CO2 emissions will be through the use of green vehicles; today, 42 electric trucks and five bicycles are in service.

The goal is for zero-emission deliveries for its city distribution operations in all major Norwegian cities by the end of 2021. This objective has already been achieved for Oslo with the establishment of the Oslo City Hub. It is said to be the world’s first green distribution centre of its kind, and 100% of the local delivery vehicles have been changed from diesel to electric drive.

Now, says the company, it is time for all of Norway. DB Schenker has invested in a new electric vehicle fleet and is rolling out 25 additional electric trucks and vans throughout the country this spring. The electric fleet will then consist of 42 electric trucks and five electric bicycles that will contribute to a CO2 reduction of 1500 tons per year in Norway.

The investment in sustainable urban distribution will continue throughout 2021 until the company reaches its target of 100% electric distribution in all major Norwegian cities. The electric vehicle fleet is part of the DB Schenker group’s global target of 100% emission-free city distribution operations by 2030. It is also following its own example from Norway by rolling out an increasing number of electric vehicles in many European cities.

With around 76,900 employees at more than 2100 locations in over 130 countries, DB Schenker is one of the world’s largest logistics providers. The company operates land, air and ocean transportation services, and it offers comprehensive options for logistics and global supply chain management from a single source.