Frankfurt - DHL Freight, a unit of the German logistics giant DHL, said it has purchased four liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered Stralis trucks from Iveco in Belgium. These heavy-duty, long-haul trucks have a driving range of up to 1,500 kilometers and enable a total weight of tractor and trailer of up to 40 tons. With this purchase, DHL Freight “is bringing environmentally friendly transport” to its long-haul road freight, the company said in a statement. The trucks will be employed to create a sustainable transport solution for one of the world’s largest developers and sellers of athletic footwear and sportswear.
With the group strategy in mind, to reduce all logistics-related emissions net to zero by 2050, DHL Freight was inspired to purchase the tractors as a way to expand its current service offering for the global sporting-goods manufacturer, the statement said. The trucks purchased by DHL Freight meet the strict Euro 6 emissions standards: “As an excellent long-haul alternative to diesel, natural gas provides a great opportunity for DHL Freight to become front runner in sustainable road freight shipping,” said Uwe Brinks, CEO DHL Freight. “It offers the chance to reduce greenhouse gas and particulate matter emissions, in addition to benefits such as noise reduction and cost savings. With IVECO’s natural gas-powered trucks, we can now provide customers with additional options for environmentally friendly long-distance transport and further contribute to DHL’s GoGreen environmental goals,” Brinks said.
(Source: LNG World News)