DHL Freight creates fully sustainable premium LTL-service

DHL has announced the expansion of its green fleet with the launch of four BYD Class 8 battery-electric trucks in the United States.

DHL Freight has announced the extension of its Eurapid coverage and added new features to its premium less-than-truckload (LTL) product. The service will now be covering 95% of all business addresses within 25 countries in Europe. In addition to an improved same-day pick-up and Pre-12 delivery service, an additional Pre-10 delivery option is now also available in defined zip-code areas. Furthermore, all services booked via Eurapid will be completely climate neutral. The carbon emissions caused by Eurapid shipments are fully offset in recognised climate protection projects.

“With continued growth in global trade there is a growing need for environmentally friendly solutions. To remain ahead of our competitors, protecting the environment and acting sustainably is key along the entire supply chain. DHL Freight Eurapid provides our customers a green state-of-the-art premium LTL service for their road freight shipments,” said Uwe Brinks, CEO DHL Freight. “However, the new features are just another proof for our engagement to offer the highest possible level of quality, speed and reliability within our services while improving our ecological footprint. In line with our ‘Mission 2050 – Zero Emissions’, we are already able to fully offset emissions and offer certified climate neutralisation of all shipments via Eurapid.”

The DHL Freight Eurapid service was built on the backbone of the Freight EuroConnect network, which operates with around 2,000 daily international line hauls across Europe. Through the update of Eurapid, the service will come at no extra cost and is automatically included. With this initiative, DHL Freight wants to contribute to a certified climate neutralisation along the customer’s supply chain. 

DHL Freight Eurapid aims to offer prioritised handling and scheduled door-to-door delivery daily while guaranteeing fast and reliable deliveries to 25 countries. DHL Freight Eurapid wants to ensure priority treatment of shipments and offers customers extremely short and reliable delivery times. The availability of the same-day pick-up service and the Pre-12 delivery option has been increased. In addition, the service for shipments up to 2,500kg compiles also now the value-added service Pre-10 delivery in defined zip-code areas. The enhancements are available as of August 2020.

Source: DPDHL

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