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How is DHL Express achieving GoGreen?

We operate in more than 220 countries and territories. We have made continuous investments in our hubs, fleet and final mile delivery solutions locally to create more emission-free operations.

As a global company we are committed to joining forces with customers to facilitate green supply chains, climate-neutral shipping and carbon footprint reporting. Together we can grow sustainably and protect our future progression.

Electric Fleet

Electric fleet

DHL Express UK has launched new electric courier vans, which is an important step towards making city streets greener and reducing the impact of commercial vehicles on the environment. The roll out of electric courier vans across the UK is part of our goal to run a 100% electric courier vehicle fleet by 2030, with 337 vehicles in place by the end of 2022.

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Riverboat Thames service

DHL Express has launched London’s first riverboat parcel delivery service, which aims to ease congestion, improve air quality and provide a reliable and efficient way of transporting deliveries across the capital.

The innovative service has been introduced as part of DHL’s commitment to using blended transport modes to improve access to urban areas and is an important step towards exploring the use of the river for small scale freight transport.

DHL has proven the effectiveness of combining land and waterways through its established canal delivery network in Venice, but the service in London represents its first high speed service.

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Greener hub operations

All new DHL Express Service Centres are built to the highest required BREEAM and EPC environmental standards. This includes using green electricity, LED daylight-controlled lighting and emission-free air conditioning.

DHL Express Courier Bicycles

By 2025 we are striving to achieve 70% zero-emission first and last mile services through clean pick-up and delivery solutions. Since 2017, we have launched 27,000 bicycles, cargo bikes and cubicycles worldwide to reduce and avoid the emissions of greenhouse gasses and local air pollutants.

Air fleet modernisation

DHL expects further growth in cross-border e-commerce trade and, as a result, increased demand for express logistics services and expertise in intercontinental deliveries. DHL Express’ fleet renewal strategy replaces older aircraft with more fuel-efficient modern alternatives, with emissions efficiency improvements of up to 18%.

This strategy hopes to simultaneously enhance our proven ability to meet growing demand, improve our environmental footprint and deliver best quality service to our customers.

For more information about our GoGreen services, speak to your Account Manager or contact our Business Advisors using the below contact details to discuss opening an account.

Call: 01332 828402
Email: gettingstarted@dhl.com


We are working to reduce local air pollutants and many customers will have experienced their end of mile deliveries arriving by bike or electric vehicle.

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