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Green supply chains for Europe: DB Schenker expands its electric fleet with 36 new FUSO eCanter vehicles

DB Schenker strengthens sustainability strategy with CO2-free city logistics in eleven European countries

Picture: eCanters in Tilburg (© DB Schenker in Benelux)

International logistics service provider DB Schenker and FUSO, a Daimler Trucks brand, have further expanded their pioneering partnership in the field of e-mobility. In the course of 2021, DB Schenker will have taken a total of 36 additional FUSO eCanter vehicles into operation in eleven European countries. Europe’s leading land transport provider is thus strengthening its sustainability strategy and further expanding the use of electric vehicles in its mixed fleets. On January 22, Pierre van Diesen, Head of Land Transport BeNeLux at DB Schenker, took delivery of two FUSO eCanter vehicles at the land transport terminal of DB Schenker in Tilburg.

DB Schenker has already been using the FUSO eCanter in Berlin since 2018 delivering packaged goods in the city center. Since 2019, the company has added further vehicles in Paris, Frankfurt and the Stuttgart area. "DB Schenker is a pioneer for innovations in logistics, and now we are becoming the leading provider of green logistics. We focus on sustainability, from the first to the last mile," says Cyrille Bonjean, Head of Land Transport Europe at DB Schenker. "Emission-free logistics in cities is already possible today, as we are demonstrating throughout Europe. Our customers continue to get the same service but with zero local emissions."

Pierre van Diesen, Head of Land Transport BeNeLux: “With the deployment of these electric vehicles, we are able to experiment locally and evaluate which alternative energy source is the most effective as an ecological mobility solution. The vehicles will initially be used in the Tilburg region for city distribution and short-distance transport.”

Emission and noise-free in 20 European cities

In total, DB Schenker's electric light-duty trucks deliver almost silently and with zero emissions to customers in inner-city locations in 20 European cities in Germany, Finland, Denmark, UK, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Spain and Italy. By intensifying their partnership, DB Schenker will become FUSO's largest electric fleet customer with a total of 41 eCanter vehicles in daily operations.

About DB Schenker

With over 140 years of experience DB Schenker belongs to the global leaders in the logistics industry. In the Benelux - with approximately 4,000 employees, 30 strategically located logistics centers and offices - DB Schenker offers completely integrated services in the field of land transport, air freight, ocean freight, fairs & events, special logistics, contract logistics and supply chain management. DB Schenker is the number one in European overland transportation. With 430 locations, DB Schenker provides overland transportation products and services within a comprehensive pan-European network. A total of more than 45,000 vehicles are on the road in Europe for customers of DB Schenker.