The new Volvo FH Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tractor units will support both DHL’s GoGreen plan and M&S’ Plan A, which focuses on building a more sustainable future.
The new vehicles will deliver up to 80% reduction in carbon emissions when fuelled with bio-LNG and 10-20% with fossil gas. It is projected that, by replacing 20 diesel trucks with bio-LNG, carbon emissions in the M&S fleet will be reduced by 2,200 tonnes a year.
Gavin Murdock, Managing Director Transport for DHL Supply Chain said: “We have a responsibility to demonstrate innovation and initiative by providing sustainable solutions for our customers. Employing alternative fuel vehicles is an important part of our GoGreen mission and net zero ambition, and bio-LNG is a cleaner and more sustainable option to significantly reduce carbon emissions.”
DHL Supply Chain has been a long-term strategic partner for M&S and currently provides warehousing and transport support for M&S Clothing and Home.
Tim Greenwood, Head of Transport, Marks & Spencer added: “We are committed to reducing our environmental impact in line with our Plan A sustainability action plan.”