bpost has announced it will deliveries in the centre of Antwerp using 19 new bike-trailers. The switch is part of bpost’s ongoing transition to an eco-friendlier fleet with the aim of improving air quality and quality of life in the city.
Mail Centre Manager at the Antwerp Centre office Alain Wolfaert commented: “The introduction of bike-trailers is just the first step towards emission-free transport in Antwerp. Later this year we will also begin using electric vans in Antwerp. Delivering parcels with bike-trailers enables us to take six cars off the road and make 1500 fewer journeys every year. There are also positives for sustainable and social employment, as delivery staff don’t need to have a driving licence.”
bpost reported it wants to give the people of Antwerp more sustainable options for picking up their parcels in their neighbourhood. The company is actively working to set up a partnership with the City of Antwerp for the installation of parcel lockers in public places.
The company stated that this ‘Ecozone’, like those in Mechelen and Leuven, prove that customer satisfaction, service and innovation go together perfectly to achieve sustainable development ambitions.