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DHL opens carbon-neutral DC in London

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DHL has completed a new carbon-neutral distribution centre in London.

The new 51,474 square foot facility is located at SEGRO Park Newham and will serve the east London area. The site is part of an initiative to redevelop brownfield land by property company SEGRO, the Greater London Authority and Newham Council.

It features solar panels to supply energy both to run the distribution centre and charge the carrier’s electric vehicles. It also features a range of sensors which help manage energy efficiency.

Alan Holland, business unit director for Greater London, SEGRO, said: “SEGRO Park Newham is the latest of 22 locations across Europe at which we’ve developed warehousing for DHL, making the company one of our largest customers.

“The new facility provides a contemporary, sustainable and flexible facility on a perfectly-located site which in turn will help enable DHL to enhance its last mile service in East London.

“It is a great demonstration of the value we can achieve together.”