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“K” Line : Worldwide Cleanup Activities conforming with World Oceans Day

The “K” LINE Group conducted worldwide cleanup activities during a period before and after World Oceans Day* on June 8, with employees from Group companies joining voluntarily, for the second time following last year.

The Group’s businesses depend on the sea and other natural resources, so we view initiatives to tackle biodiversity conservation in the sea as an important theme in our business activities, along with climate change. The Group started these cleanup activities last year as an opportunity to reconsider marine environmental issues, as the ocean is the main stage for our business activities. This year, more than 330 employees and their families volunteered from 11 Group companies around the world during the roughly two-month period from the end of May to early July around World Oceans Day. They collected garbage on beaches, area around offices, rivers, and other places on land, which is said to account for 70 to 80% of marine plastic. The total volume of garbage collected amounts to about 6,370 liters.

Moving forward, the “K” LINE Group will continue to make every effort to realize one of the Group’s values – contributing to the global environment and a sustainable society – by raising employees’ awareness of environmental conservation through such activities.

* World Oceans Day was established by the United Nations in 2009 to think about and acknowledge the oceans. On this globally recognized day, seaside cleanup activities and educational events are held in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Spotlight on Young Talent – 2024 Young Logistics Professional’s (YLP) Regional Winners announced!

Geneva, 11 July 2024 – FIATA International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations and TT Club, the market-leading international freight transport insurer, are excited to unveil this year’s outstanding regional achievers of the Young Logistics Professionals (YLP) Award 2024.

The 2024 regional winners are:

  • Region Africa and Middle East: Nompilo Zulu, SAAFF, South Africa
  • Region Americas: Rashaad Francisco D’Gama Rose, CIFFA, Canada
  • Region Asia-Pacific: Thach Thao Nguyen, VLA, Vietnam
  • Region Europe: Laura Cristin Egerer, DSLV, Germany

FIATA and TT Club proudly announce the winners of this year’s Young Logistics Professionals (YLP) Award, congratulating the four regional champions who have showcased exceptional talent and dedication in the logistics industry. This prestigious competition highlights the profound knowledge and honed skills of young professionals, who represent the future of global logistics.

The YLP Award plays a vital role in nurturing and inspiring the next generation of logistics experts. This year’s submissions were particularly noteworthy, with dissertations that delved deep into the complexities of the global supply chain, offering innovative solutions and demonstrating a strong commitment to excellence.

FIATA and TT Club remain steadfast in their commitment to celebrating the dedication and dynamism of young professionals in the logistics sector. The competition provides invaluable experience and exposure, paving the way for these talented individuals to shape the industry’s future positively. This year, we are thrilled to explore the Region Americas, hosting the regional winners at the FIATA World Congress in Panama.

Panama, with its strategic location as a nexus between North and South America, is a pivotal player in global trade and logistics. The FIATA World Congress in Panama offers the regional winners a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the heart of the freight forwarding community. They will gain firsthand insights into the Panamanian logistics industry, enhancing their understanding of global supply chains and exploring new opportunities for collaboration and growth.

By participating in this event, the YLP Award winners will not only further their careers but also contribute to the broader logistics community. FIATA and TT Club are honoured to support these young professionals and eagerly anticipate the innovative contributions they will bring to the industry.

We extend our deepest congratulations to the winners and look forward to celebrating their achievements at the FIATA World Congress in Panama.

About FIATA

FIATA International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations is a nongovernmental, membership-based organisation representing freight forwarders in some 150 countries. FIATA’s membership is composed of 113 Associations Members and more than 5,500 Individual Members, overall representing an industry of 40,000 freight forwarding and logistics firms worldwide. Based in Geneva, FIATA is ‘the global voice of freight logistics’ www.fiata.org.

About TT Club

TT Club is the established market-leading independent provider of mutual insurance and related risk management services to the international transport and logistics industry. The Club’s services include specialist underwriting, claims management and risk and loss management advice, supported by a global office network. TT Club’s mission is to make the industry safer, more secure and more sustainable.  Established in 1968, TT Club currently services more than 1400 Members – container owners, operators, ports, terminals and logistics companies. Its membership covers the entire logistics journey, working across maritime, road, rail, and air ranging from some of the world’s largest logistics operators to smaller, bespoke companies managing similar risks. The Club is renowned for its high-quality service, in-depth industry knowledge and enduring Member loyalty. Its average annual customer retention rate is consistently over 95%, with some Members having chosen to insure with the Club for over 50 years. 

TT Club is managed by Thomas Miller – an independent and international provider of insurance, professional and investment services.  www.ttclub.com

TAPA EMEA AND TT CLUB ANNOUNCE 2024 ‘YOUNG SUPPLY CHAIN RESILIENCE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR’ AWARD WINNER

Ivca Kaiserova, Senior Manager EMEA Security & Loss Prevention at Amazon, is the 2024 winner of the ‘Young Supply Chain Resilience Professional of the Year’ Award, co-sponsored by the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region of the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) and TT Club, the independent provider of mutual insurance and related risk management services to the international transport and logistics industry.

In its second year, the award aims to recognise the outstanding young talent excelling in the supply chain security industry and help to promote careers in the sector.

Entrants were asked to produce a 1,500word submission on an innovative cargo security or supply chain resilience initiative they have developed or contributed significantly to, including addressing new or emerging security threats to supply chains.

Ivca’s winning entry was based on her work on ‘The Predictive Threat-Based Design’ – a solution using data sources and other external intelligence data to minimise supply chains losses. The tool analyses all absorbed data and, using machine learning, monitors trends to predict which loads and lanes need to be categorised as A, B or C risks. These
respective categories of risks are then matched with a pre-defined security
package.

“The need for resilient supply chains has never been greater and to make this sustainable, our industry needs to attract new talent, recognise their capabilities, and nurture the next generation of leaders. We are living in a world where economic, geopolitical, health and environmental challenges continue to present unprecedented and diverse challenges. We are also working in a world where the risks to cargo security and supply chain resilience are at their highest level for a generation. Through this award, we can identify people who are rising to these challenges and who are contributing to innovative solutions to tackle these risks, which also include the growing threat posed by organised crime groups,” said Thorsten Neumann, President & CEO of TAPA EMEA.

Josh Finch, Logistics Risk Manager, TT Club, added: “We congratulate Ivca on her great achievement. TT Club is proud to support TAPA EMEA in sponsoring this award. The entries demonstrated a vast array of innovative ideas and methods of ensuring supply chain resilience, all of which are to be commended. For TT, it is vital to celebrate young talent in the industry and we want to make sure that these individuals have the resources and encouragement to innovate, collaborate, and strive for ever greater levels of security throughout the supply chain sector.”

The application process for the 2025 ‘Young Supply Chain Resilience Professional of the Year’ Award will open at the end of Q1 next year.

About TAPA EMEA
TAPA EMEA was formed in 2000 to tackle the multi-billion euro problem of cargo thefts from supply chains. Today, it boasts over 900 member companies in the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region, including many of the world’s biggest manufacturers and logistics service providers as well as leading SME freight forwarding and transport operators, insurers, law enforcement agencies, security service providers, and other stakeholders. TAPA EMEA is working to minimise cargo losses and increase supply chain resilience by helping its member companies top understand and manage risks.

TAPA EMEA achieves this through the development and application of its global supply chain Security Standards, collating and sharing of cargo crime incident intelligence, training, networking and through its support of, and collaboration with law enforcement agencies, governmental and regulatory bodies. For more information go to www.tapaemea.org

About TT Club
TT Club is the established market-leading independent provider of mutual insurance and related risk management services to the international transport and logistics industry. The Club’s services include specialist underwriting, claims management and risk and loss management advice, supported by a global office network. TT Club’s mission is to make the industry safer, more secure and more sustainable. Established in 1968, TT Club currently services more than 1400 Members – container owners, operators, ports, terminals and logistics companies. Its membership covers the entire logistics journey, working across maritime, road, rail, and air ranging from some of the world’s largest logistics operators to smaller, bespoke companies managing similar risks. The Club is renowned for its high-quality service, in-depth industry knowledge and enduring Member loyalty. Its average annual customer retention rate is consistently over 95%, with some Members having chosen to insure with the Club for over 50 years.

TT Club is managed by Thomas Miller – an independent and international provider of insurance, professional and
investment services.
www.ttclub.com

Grundfos awards GEODIS Indirect Sustainability Award 2024 at their Annual Supplier Awards

Grundfos is one of the world’s leading water technology companies with a mission to deliver solutions to the world’s water and climate challenges. The Grundfos Supplier Awards celebrate strong partnerships built on a foundation of trusted collaboration recognizing suppliers who have gone above and beyond in 2023. The annual awards are both a reminder of and testimony to these partnerships, which are built on mutual respect, shared values and a commitment to excellence.

Grundfos, Bjerringbro, June 27th 2024

Photo caption from left :
Gijs Smit, Grundfos Chief Category Manager,
Hatice Guclu, GEODIS Global Account Manager,
Ulrik Gernow, Grundfos Group Executive Vice President & COO,
Onno Boots, GEODIS Regional President & CEO, APAC & Middle East,
Silvio Vanzo, Grundfos Chief Purchasing Officer,
Virginie Delcroix, GEODIS Executive Vice President Group Sustainable Development,
Jens Draborg, GEODIS Operational Global Account Manager
Chiara Sabbadin, Grundfos, Senior Purchasing Director, Indirect Purchasing
Zoran Kohuth, Grundfos, Global Director Purchasing Excellence

The global partnership between GEODIS and Grundfos spans 38 years. GEODIS provides Grundfos with end-to-end logistics services, air and ocean freight as well as warehousing services around the world. Since the beginning of 2022, GEODIS has been working closely with Grundfos to reduce CO2 emission on port-to-port sea freight through the use of the GEODIS Sustainable Marine Fuel insetting program which covers 100% of the CO2 emissions. As a result of these efforts, Grundfos has achieved a reduction of 6,500 tons of carbon emissions in 2023 and 2022.

”Our suppliers play a crucial role in helping us achieve our goals, innovate, and deliver exceptional products to our customers worldwide. We continuously raise the bar for excellence, particularly in sustainability and quality. This means that our requirements for suppliers are also becoming increasingly stringent”, says Grundfos Chief Purchasing Officer, Silvio Vanzo, “We are committed to professionalizing our supplier collaboration processes and are immensely grateful to have such outstanding suppliers like GEODIS who share and support our ambitions. Together, we are driving progress, sustainability, and success, creating a brighter future for everyone involved.”

“We are deeply honored to receive the Indirect Sustainability award. We are fully committed to a process of reducing our carbon emissions through the application of a science-based approach. We recognize the significant impact that logistics and transportation activities can have on the environment. We are also very aware that there is much to be done and we would like to thank Grundfos for the opportunity to collaborate and advance our efforts in developing responsible and sustainable logistics.”, said Virginie Delcroix, Executive Vice President Group Sustainable Development, GEODIS.

Regional President & CEO, GEODIS APAC & Middle East, Onno Boots, said, “Since 1986, GEODIS has proudly partnered with Grundfos, delivering end-to-end logistics globally. Our collaboration is characterized by innovative solutions, such as our Sustainable Marine Fuel program. Committed to sustainability, we have ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated by our fleets of vehicles and our buildings by 42% and the carbon intensity of subcontracted transport by 30% by 2030. Through the partnership with Grundfos, we are setting new standards in sustainable logistics, driving mutual growth and environmental stewardship.”

GEODIS – www.geodis.com    

GEODIS is a leading global logistics provider acknowledged for its expertise across all aspects of the supply chain. As a growth partner to its clients, GEODIS specializes in four lines of business: Global Freight Forwarding, Global Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express Transport, and European Road Network. With a global network spanning nearly 170 countries and 53 000 employees, GEODIS is ranked no. 5 in its sector across the world. In 2023, GEODIS generated €11.6 billion in revenue. GEODIS is a company owned by SNCF group. 

The American Club’s Report and Accounts for 2023

New York, July, 2024 – The American Club has released its Annual Report and Accounts for 2023. As the unprecedented disruptions of the recent past began at last to subside, 2023 was a year of encouraging transition for the American Club:

 – Tonnage and premium grew considerably and pricing power improved.
 – Claims for its Members’ own account moderated, although exposure to other clubs’ Pool losses increased from the unusually low levels of the previous year.
 – Solid investment returns were achieved, as markets recovered from the troughs of 2022.
 – Loss prevention and sustainability initiatives continued energetically within the realm of a post-pandemic, seafarer-centric and evolving claims environment.
 – Amidst continuing and new geopolitical turmoil, the Club’s compliance processes adapted and met the ever-increasing challenges associated with navigating the multi-jurisdictional sanctions environment.
 – Eagle Ocean Marine made progress, consolidating its policy of careful risk selection coupled with prudent rates of premium. Supplementary calls were levied to fortify the Club’s finances.

While onerous regulatory demands and geopolitical uncertainties continue to complicate commerce, the Club looks to the future with optimism, having experienced a positive 2024 renewal season, despite the headwinds of an S&P rating downgrade and other challenges. As its steady transition into calmer operating conditions gains ground, the Club remains focused on its enduring mission to provide exceptional support to its Members and Insureds in these turbulent times

Access the full report. 

TT Club announces incoming non-executive Board Member appointments

TT Club, the specialist liability insurance provider to the international freight and logistics industry, announces three new Members drawn from its membership of insured organisations to its controlling Board.

Rome & London, 27th June 2024

As a mutual organisation TT Club’s Board, Through Transport Mutual Insurance Association Limited (Bermuda), abbreviated to TTB is made up of representatives of those it insures. The three new non-executive Board Members announced at the TTB’s meeting in Rome this week represent the broad spectrum from freight, logistics, cargo handling and intermodal container operators from around the world.

Nosiphesihle Mbongwa is based in Durban, South Africa and has been CFO of Bidvest Freight for the last six years having previously served the freight management and logistics group for 10 years as its Commercial Director and prior to that a financial director role at one of its subsidiary companies. Her career in the freight industry spans over 20 years with both distribution operations and a container terminal operator. She joins the TTB Board as of 20 June.

Nosiphesihle Mbongwa is based in Durban, South Africa and is CFO of Bidvest Freight

Wendy Chien’s appointment dates from March of this year. As Managing Director of Contract Logistics at the Dimerco Express Group in Taipei, Taiwan. She brings experience of a pan Asia-Pacific complete logistics, warehousing and distribution operation which employs multi-modal transport options.

Wendy Chien’s is Managing Director of Contract Logistics at the Dimerco Express Group in Taipei, Taiwan

Frans Caljé is CEO of PD Ports centred in Teesside in the Northeast of England. He manages one of the largest ports in the United Kingdom, which is well known for its expertise in port centric logistics, linking berth side handling of all types of cargo with ongoing delivery via the storage and distribution processes involving the use of all modes of transportation. Prior to his appointment as CEO seven years ago, he was MD of Unitised & Port Centric Logistics at the same organisation. He also has experience at container terminal operator APM. His appointment to the Board is effective 20 June.

Frans Caljé is CEO of PD Ports centred in Teesside in the Northeast of England

TT’s CEO Charles Fenton commented on the new appointments to the TTB Board, “Our Board of Directors represents those organisations that we insure. They characterise every type of operator among our membership and come from every region of the world. Indeed, our structure means that every Member can input into the key decisions we make about the types of risk we underwrite and our strategic direction,” he said. “Appointments to the Board are recommended to the membership, who have voting rights, by the Nominations Committee, which seeks to increase gender and ethnic diversity in the Board, mirroring as closely as possible the underlying membership of TT Club. I’m pleased that our commitment to this diversity continues to be represented in TT’s governance.”

As a mutual TT does not have to concentrate on returning a profit for shareholders. Surplus funds fuel reserves that secure support for TT’s insured year after year. In particular, that support comes from TT’s loss prevention and risk management efforts, through investment in research to shine a light on the future of the logistics industry in order to respond to its Members’ needs and challenges. The elected Board of Member Directors plays a crucial role in guiding and overseeing this investment.

About TT Club

TT Club is the established market-leading independent provider of mutual insurance and related risk management services to the international transport and logistics industry. TT Club’s primary objective is to help make the industry safer and more secure. Founded in 1968, the Club has more than 1200 Members, spanning container owners and operators, ports and terminals, and logistics companies, working across maritime, road, rail, and air. TT Club is renowned for its high-quality service, in-depth industry knowledge and enduring Member loyalty. It retains more than 97% of its Members, with a third of its entire membership having chosen to insure with the Club for 20 years or more. www.ttclub.com

“K” LINE Group-Managed Vessels Received the 2023 Best Quality Ship Award

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) is pleased to announce that HAMBURG HIGHWAY and CAPE GARNET, two vessels managed by “K” Line RoRo Bulk Ship Management Co., Ltd., “K” LINE’s in-house ship management company, received the 2023 Best Quality Ship Awards from the Japan Federation of Pilots’ Associations (JFPA). *1

The Best Quality Ship Awards were founded in 2003 with the aim of enhancing awareness of not only safe navigation but also the protection of ports and the marine environment. The vessels were evaluated in several aspects, such as the condition of vessels’ boarding arrangements, navigation equipment, and discipline on board, the high-level safety awareness of crew members, and etc.

The JFPA comprehensively evaluated vessels that had requested pilot services in pilotage districts in Japan during the months of September and October 2023, and then presented awards to eight vessels, including two “K” LINE Group managed vessels that they recognized as excellent. Certificates and plaques were presented by the JFPA in the award ceremony held on June 26.

The “K” LINE Group includes “providing safe and optimized services” in its corporate principle and vision. To fulfill its social responsibilities through safety in navigation, “K” LINE Group has established the following three policy pillars. *²

(1) Enhancing management structure for ensuring safety in navigation
(2) Strengthening the ship management structure
(3) Reinforcing the securing and training of maritime technical personnel

The “K” LINE Group will continue to work toward the realization of both social and economic value through excellence in safe navigation and transportation quality management, sustainable growth and the increase of corporate value by supporting the infrastructure of the global  community as a partner trusted by all of its stakeholders.

*¹  Japan Federation of Pilots’ Associations:

Under the revised Pilotage Law, the JFPA was founded by a number of Pilots’ Associations in Japan in 2007.

https://pilot.or.jp/english/e_frame.htm

*²  “K” LINE’s policy on promoting safe navigation:

https://www.kline.co.jp/en/sustainability/social/safety.html

Certificates and plaques were presented by the JFPA in the award ceremony held on June 26.
Pure Car Carrier ‘Hamburg Highway’
Bulk Carrier ‘Cape Garnet’

New Direct Daily Service to Italy from DACHSER UK

Foremost European groupage network operator introduces a direct daily service from the UK to Italy. Customers benefit from its long-term Italian partner becoming part of the DACHSER network following the recent acquisition of a controlling share of FERCAM’s groupage and contract logistics divisions.

Northampton, Wednesday, 26 June 2024: DACHSER UK is pleased to announce the launch of its new enhanced direct daily service from the UK to Italy. This development further strengthens its position as a quality market-leading groupage network across Europe.

Having started on Monday, 3rd June, this direct line between the UK and Milan in Northern Italy follows the successful implementation of the new Smart Border Connect solution by DACHSER UK last month. This innovation has created significant market demand for even more additional direct European export connections.

The new direct daily service comes a few months after the creation of the new company DACHSER & FERCAM Italia following the 80% acquisition of FERCAM’s shares in their groupage and contract logistics divisions by DACHSER. By enhancing the in-house network, UK exporters can be assured of the continuation of a quality, coordinated service at both origin and destination.

FERCAM has been a proud partner of DACHSER for over twenty years. Already the market leader in Italian export groupage offering customers 40 daily departures to all EU countries, this rich history of collaboration has allowed DACHSER UK to further enhance their service offering to Italy.

“DACHSER has always had daily services to all European markets from the UK via our three Eurohubs and we are now excited to introduce this additional daily direct service to Italy which will service both British and Irish exporters,” said Mark Cosgrove, Regional Sales & Commercial Manager UK & Ireland.

“Our recently launched Smart Border Connect solution has proven to be very successful in delivering pre-Brexit transit times through our quality market leading European groupage network. This new daily direct service to Milan will reduce terminal handling and also improve our transit times, benefiting our valued customers.”

The service will provide immediate connectivity to DACHSER & FERCAM Italia’s extensive Italian network, ensuring seamless and efficient logistics operations across the region. By working closely with our Italian colleagues, DACHSER UK is not only solidifying the partnership but also enhancing its capacity to meet the growing needs of customers.

Andy Wolstenholme, Operations Manager at DACHSER Rochdale, added, “The launch of this direct daily service to Milan is a testament to the strong partnership and rich heritage between ourselves and DACHSER & FERCAM Italia, now a confirmed member of the DACHSER family. Our combined expertise and commitment to innovation enable us to offer ever-evolving solutions, further improving our service offerings and transit times.”

About DACHSER

Dachser, a family-owned company headquartered in Kempten, Germany, provides transport logistics, warehousing, and customized services in two business fields: Dachser Air & Sea Logistics and Dachser Road Logistics. The latter consists of two business lines: Dachser European Logistics and Dachser Food Logistics. Comprehensive contract logistics services and industry-specific solutions round out the company’s range. A seamless shipping network—both in Europe and overseas—and fully integrated IT systems ensure intelligent logistics solutions worldwide.

Thanks to some 34,000 employees at 382 locations all over the globe, Dachser generated consolidated net revenue of approximately EUR 7.1 billion in 2023. The same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 77.4 million shipments weighing 40.0 million metric tons. Country organizations represent Dachser in 43 countries. For more information about Dachser, please visit dachser.com

GEODIS launches new rail connection between Poland and Spain

GEODIS, a leading intermodal operator, has expanded its rail freight services with another fixed schedule connection. As of June 11th, the freight train between Łódź and Barcelona was operable, representing the first direct rail connection between the two countries.

Photo Credit : Franck Vogel

On the inaugural trip customers’ goods in 44 containers and/or swap bodies, each capable of carrying a payload of 26 tons set off from the freight terminal in Łódź, reaching Barcelona after just three days, from where ‘last mile’ distribution will take place by road. Later on that day of arrival, the train returns to Poland with imported goods from Spain. Successive trains have also a capacity of 44 units, replacing the same amount of trucks that might otherwise be used.

The service is another example of GEODIS’ ability to go beyond a pure intermodal offering and provide a truly multimodal option, which combines road transport with rail seamlessly, enabling a secure flow of goods and more flexibility in managing peaks in demand.

Moving more goods safely with less energy consumed.

Delivering goods on rail emits five times less CO2e than covering the same distance by road and is 12 times lower than the equivalent air transport. The rail link allows the delivery of as much as 1,000 tons of goods from various industries.  

The rail route between Łódź and Barcelona, although longer than the road journey by almost 160 km, reduces CO2e emissions by up to -79%. Moreover, energy consumption is around 57% lower.

Dynamic development of rail transport services

In the first stage of the development of this project, the schedule provides for one train per week, leaving Łódź every Tuesday. In the other direction, the train will depart from Barcelona on Fridays.  

“The launch of the new Łódź – Barcelona rail connection provides customers a large number of benefits, as it will enable punctual transportation of shipments, while considerably limiting CO2 emissions,” said Marc Vollet, Chief Operations Officer at GEODIS European Road Network.  “GEODIS is one of the leading intermodal operators, and we are proud to continue in this vein by developing this road-rail solution in Europe, enabling our customers to benefit from even more solutions and optional routings.  We have great ambitions for this new line, as we plan to increase the frequency to two trains per week in the near future.”

This new multimodal block-train is an addition to the existing GEODIS multimodal route network which operates nearly 120 trains a week throughout Europe.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com    

GEODIS is a leading global logistics provider acknowledged for its expertise across all aspects of the supply chain. As a growth partner to its clients, GEODIS specializes in four lines of business: Global Freight Forwarding, Global Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express Transport, and European Road Network. With a global network spanning nearly 170 countries and 53 000 employees, GEODIS is ranked no. 5 in its sector across the world. In 2023, GEODIS generated €11.6 billion in revenue. GEODIS is a company owned by SNCF group. 

Dachser puts 15 electric trucks from Renault Trucks into operation

Renault Trucks and Dachser are cooperating on the gradual decarbonization of road freight transport. In total, the logistics service provider is expanding its fleet by fifteen Renault Trucks vehicles. The all-electric trucks complete local and long-distance transport tours at seven Dachser locations in Germany every weekday.

Five Renault Trucks E-Tech D are already in use for Dachser. Seven more vehicles of this type and three Renault Trucks E-Tech T tractors are now being delivered. The latter are used at Dachser in Öhringen, Neuss and Langenhagen.

“We are convinced that in the long term, only those companies that position themselves sustainably will have a future,” says Alexander Tonn, COO Road Logistics at Dachser. “We therefore want to make a valuable contribution to environmental and climate protection and be a driving force for the logistics industry with measures on many levels. Bringing emission-free vehicles into practical use plays an important role in this. With Renault Trucks, we have a reliable partner with whom we can embark on what is still a long journey to decarbonise our road transports.”

As part of its sustainability and climate protection strategy, the logistics service provider Dachser is preparing for the gradual transformation towards zero-emission vehicles and the corresponding charging infrastructure. Since January 1, 2022, the company has been sourcing its electricity entirely from renewable energies worldwide. Dachser wants to steadily increase the number of BEVs (battery electric vehicles) and FCEVs (hydrogen-powered) trucks in both the local and long-distance transport networks, depending on performance, charging infrastructure and cost-effectiveness.

“At Renault Trucks, we are aware that we can only implement a long-term climate protection strategy together,” says Frederic Ruesche. “I am all the more pleased that we are working with Dachser to drive forward the reduction of CO2 emissions in the short- and long-haul segments.”

Renault Trucks is the first and only manufacturer to offer the entire range as all-electric trucks. From the 2.8-tonne light commercial vehicle (LCV) to the 44-tonne truck for long-haul transport, every segment can be operated electrically. In addition, Renault Trucks is the first manufacturer to convert diesel vehicles into electric trucks in the spirit of the circular economy.

About Dachser

With around 34,000 employees at 382 locations worldwide, the family-owned company Dachser generated consolidated sales of around 7.1 billion euros in 2023. The logistics service provider moved a total of 77.4 million shipments weighing 40.0 million tons. Dachser is represented by its own national companies in 43 countries. You can find more information about Dachser at dachser.de.

About Renault Trucks Germany The German market company of the French truck manufacturer Renault Trucks is based in Ismaning near Munich and, as part of Volvo Group Trucks, has a sales and service network of 20 owned and more than 130 partner companies throughout Germany. Renault Trucks has been active in Germany for over 45 years. In France, the commercial vehicle manufacturer has been offering professional transport solutions since 1894: from electric cargo bikes and light commercial vehicles to heavy tractors. Renault Trucks is committed to the energy transition, offering fuel-efficient vehicles and a complete range of 100% electric trucks, whose lifespan is extended through a circular economy concept. Renault Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment, industrial and marine engines. The group also offers comprehensive financing and service solutions.