Amazon is to add more than 1,800 electric Mercedes-Benz vans to its European fleet with around 800 destined for the UK. More than 1,200 of the electric vans will be the new Mercedes-Benz eSprinter – on order for the UK – with the eVito making up the remainder. In addition to the fleet deal, Mercedes-Benz has also signed up to The Climate Pledge – an Amazon instigated initiative where companies commit to be net zero carbon across their businesses by […]
DPD says it will be able to offer customers carbon neutral shipping from July. The parcel carrier’s Total Zero commitment will mean customers can send packages of all weights, sizes and types that are carbon neutral at no extra cost. The business, which has already made a series of changes to reduce its carbon emissions, will also benefit from parent company Geopost’s partnership with carbon market company CDC Climat. Geopost will spend €5m per year on carbon offsetting projects in […]
Kuehne + Nagel has put eight new Volvo FH Globetrotter LNG tractor units into 24/7 operation on two major contracts with Whitbread and Costa, as part of a drive to reduce emissions and improve the sustainability of its transport operations.
Amazon is ramping up its distribution network in time for the Christmas rush, opening a second fulfilment centre in Doncaster. The internet giant said the new site, which is Amazon’s tenth UK fulfilment centre, will create 300 permanent jobs over the next three years.