Decarbonisation – Page 6

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    Energy giant SSE to trial hydrogen-fuelled van from First Hydrogen


    Utility firm SSE has taken delivery of First Hydrogen’s hydrogen-fuel-cell powered vehicle (FCEV) at its operational site in Aberdeen, from where it will undertake real-world trials.Hydrogen-powered vehicle manufacturer First Hydrogen said the trial area features some of the UK's best hydrogen infrastructure which will enable SSE test its refuelling, which ...

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    DSV and partners create green transport corridor from Denmark to UK


    Logistics giant DSV has joined forces with Arla Foods, Danish Crown and ferry operator DFDS to create a new transport corridor delivering climate-neutral food from Denmark to the UK.DSV and DFDS will conduct a pilot test on the use of electric trucks and electric refrigerated trailers for transporting dairy and ...

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    DPD gives drivers portable powerbank to charge vans from home


    DPD will provide drivers with a portable powerbank they can take home to charge their vans overnight and help avoid reliance on public charging infrastructure.The trial will take place at the parcel firm’s Bicester depot and allows staff to take home an OnCharge ZIR0 prototype charging system, which charges up ...

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    Green fleet switch drives record profit at Novuna Vehicle Solutions


    Finance and fleet management firm Novuna Vehicle Solutions said it had overcome supply issues, stock problems and extended delivery times to provide a “record performance” in the last 12 months.It said it had helped group business Mitsubishi HC Capital UK deliver its highest pre-tax profit of £160.8m and cited its ...

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    New project will use 'digital twins' to map transport industry's route to net-zero


    A new study figuring out how to urgently decarbonise transport will employ the use of ‘digital twins’ for real-world systems that calculate how their performance can be improved.Digital twins are sophisticated computer simulations of physical objects, systems or processes and they could be crucial for shaping the future of a ...

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    Element 2 partners with fuel card provider Radius to develop hydrogen refuelling network


    Hydrogen infrastructure firm Element 2 said more than 100,000 commercial fleet operators will have access to fuel cell grade hydrogen after it partnered with fuel card provider Radius.It said they would work together to develop hydrogen refuelling solutions across the UK and customers would be able to make payments using ...

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    Yodel invests in 45 DAF XF tractors and 120 double decker trailers as demand grows


    UK independent parcel carrier Yodel has announced a £14.5m investment in 45 brand new DAF 450 XF tractor units and 120 double decker trailers, as the company moves to meet growing customer demand and cut its fleet's carbon emissions.This latest fleet expansion comes just months after Yodel invested in 15 ...

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    Main UK truck manufacturer lagging "far behind" on decarbonisation, warns T&E report


    DAF Trucks is lagging "far behind" its competitors in its transition to 100% zero-emission sales, according to a new global ranking compiled by environmental group Transport & Environment (T&E).DAF, whose trucks are made by Leyland in the UK, finishes near the bottom of the ranking as the only EU ...

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    Supply chain heads struggling to achieve sustainability, research shows


    New research from DHL Supply Chain and The Retail Hive reveals that retail supply chain leaders are facing challenges when it comes to understanding and achieving improved sustainability practices in the supply chain.The research was conducted by The Retail Hive and included one to one interviews and survey-based research with ...

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    XPO uses HVO to help cut Mazda supply chain emissions


    XPO is working to cut Mazda UK's emissions by using HVO-powered trucks to make deliveries across the car manufacturer's parts distribution network.XPO's distribution fleet has 200 trucks running on Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in the UK and Ireland. The fuel is produced from vegetable oil, tallow or used cooking oil. ...

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    All-electric courier firm Packfleet rewarded with B Corp certification


    Packfleet said it had become the first logistics firm operating an all-electric fleet to become B Corp certified.The certification issued by B Lab is for businesses meeting high social and environmental standards and to achieve it Packfleet had to score 80 or above in a B Impact Assessment.The courier already ...

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    DPD looks to cut fleet emissions with launch of EcoLab


    DPD is looking to cut carbon emissions in transport, delivery and buildings with the help of its first EcoLab, which will work with innovative companies with sustainable solutions.The parcels giant is partnering with innovation specialist L Marks in the EcoLab which launches today (12 June). The two companies are calling ...

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    EV Cargo invests in 10 Volvo FH tractor units to cut fuel costs and emissions


    EV Cargo has taken delivery of 10 new Volvo FH 6x2 tractor units with I-Save, which it expects to accelerate its carbon reduction aims without compromising driving performance.The Volvos are the first to be delivered to its Ashby de la Zouch depot in more than two decades and EV Cargo ...

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    Electra wins funding for long-haul electric 40- tonner


    Electra Commercial Vehicles has secured funding from the European Horizon 2022 framework to build a long-haul 40-tonne HGV, with a range of 800 km, as part of the Escalate Project.Escalate is a pan-European 37-member consortium from 13 countries. The project aims to advance the development of heavy vehicles of ...

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    DP World to reward customers who switch freight from road to rail


    DP World is to directly incentivise customers to move their imported goods off the road and onto rail in a major new initiative, as part of its ambition to be the most sustainable logistics business in the UK.The company's Modal Shift Programme is designed to increase the attractiveness of intermodal ...

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    ParcelHero hails transport and storage CO2 emission cuts


    The transport and storage sector’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by 9% in 2021 and are now 40% less than they were in 2000, according to a new Office for National Statistics (ONS) report.The report UK Environmental Accounts: 2023, reveals that the transport & storage sector’s greenhouse gas emissions reduced by ...

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    Ferytrans returns to Hultsteins to cut even more CO2 emissions


    Ferytrans has returned to Swedish manufacturer Hultsteins for a repeat order of its Ecogen systems which will be connected to six new Scania CNG tractors to power their trailer refrigeration units and cut carbon emissions.Ferytrans provides temperature-controlled transport and owns BigFoot Logistics. Based in Southampton, the two companies operate 40 ...

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    Allstar signs up InstaVolt to boost EV rapid charging network


    Fuel payment firm Allstar has added charge point provider InstaVolt to its EV charging network, taking the Allstar network to over 11,000 charge points across more than 4,000 locations.InstaVolt operates over 1,000 public charging point and is aiming for a total of 10,000 rapid EV chargers by 2030.The company brings ...

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    Geopost Carbon Calculator launches to help cut parcel delivery emissions


    DPD parent company Geopost has launched its Carbon Calculator to help shippers better understand, report and reduce their parcel delivery carbon emissions.The company has launched the tool after successfully test-driving it inhouse, as well as with a number of key customers. The technology aims to support shippers’ carbon reduction strategies ...

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    Restrictions on 4.25 tonne electric vans causing operator issues, warns AFP


    Operational restrictions and uncertainties are creating issues for fleets adopting new 4.25 tonne electric vans, according to the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP).Following a DfT derogation issued in 2019, standard B licence holders, who can normally only drive vans up to 3.5 tonnes, were given the green light to operate ...