Monday, May 13, 2019

Electric Cars and Bikes Central to Freight Group's New Low Carbon Urban Operation

Oslo Hub Built of Shipping Containers and Aimed at Future Logistics Requirements
Shipping News Feature
NORWAY – Global freight and logistics service provider DB Schenker has opened its first low-carbon city distribution centre in Oslo, Norway, christened the new 'Oslo City Hub'. The centrally-located new terminal will aim to reduce CO2 emissions of city goods distribution by 80%, using electric cars and e-bikes. Oslo City Hub is part of Electric City, the Oslo district's focus on activities associated with its status as European Green Capital 2019.

DB Schenker is aiming to achieve zero emissions in all city distribution in Norway by the end of 2020. The Oslo City Hub project is the first blueprint of how it aims to achieve this. Jochen Thewes, CEO of DB Schenker, said:

“Digitisation and more sustainable solutions will be key competitive factors for future logistics. We at DB Schenker already started this future. With the low-carbon Oslo City Hub, we are taking another step to dramatically reduce CO2 emissions in our day-to-day logistics business.”

Oslo City Hub is located at Filipstadkaia in the centre of Oslo. The building has been constructed from containers and is organised for effective goods handling. The building covers 457 m2. All goods have been delivered by electric trucks and e-bikes.

DB Schenker says that it has a high commitment to sustainability. As a member of the EV100 initiative, it aims to successively replace Diesel drivetrains by electric ones in collection and distribution transport by 2030. DB Schenker sets new standards for intelligent mobility in its partnership with Swedish start-up Einride and its worldwide-first fully electric and autonomous truck in commercial operations. In Air and Ocean, Schenker is partnering with its carriers bilaterally and in different cooperation platforms on sustainable transport solutions.

Photo: Jochen Thewes, CEO of DB Schenker