DHL has introduced 20 bio-LNG trucks into its M&S fleet which will replace existing diesel trucks and deliver up to 80% reduction in carbon emissions when fuelled with bio-LNG and 10-20% with fossil gas. It’s estimated that by using bio-LNG, carbon emissions in the M&S fleet will be reduced by 2,200 tonnes a year.
The 20 trucks will operate across the M&S fleet in Peterborough, Swindon and Castle Donington.
The new bio-LNG units follow DHL Supply Chain’s first delivery of 13 Volvo LNG trucks which arrived in January this year. All are equipped with Globetrotter cabs and specified with 155kg LNG tanks for a maximum range of 1,000km.
Tim Greenwood, head of transport at Marks & Spencer, said: “We are committed to reducing our environmental impact in line with our Plan A sustainability action plan. It’s important to us that our partners’ values and ambitions align with ours and that’s one of the reasons we have a long-standing relationship with DHL. Replacing diesel trucks for brand new bio-LNG vehicles is a good step forward in reducing our carbon emissions.”
Gavin Murdoch, MD Transport, DHL Supply Chain said: “As an industry leader, 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 currently provides warehousing and transport support for M&S Clothing and Home.