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Published on June 19th, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen


DHL Express To Push For More Sustainable Logistics In Indonesia

DHL Express will be doing this with 24 additional electric vans

We all know that every aspect of the world is now working towards sustainability. From replacing plastic straws with paper ones, to the removal of plastic bags at many locations and everything in between. However, we can always do more and delivery service, DHL Express is at the forefront of this.


DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider, has geared up to electrify its last-mile delivery fleet with the deployment of 24 electric vans in Jakarta and Bandung. These electric vans will eliminate 177 tons of carbon emissions yearly. Hopefully the brand implements this in Malaysia soon as well.

Moreover, the introduction of the new e-vans underscores the company’s commitment to paving the way for more sustainable operations, and contributing to climate protection. Currently, there are four electric vans and six electric bikes serving areas in Jakarta and Surabaya and DHL Express is adding 24 more to that fleet.

John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express says, “According to the Climate Transparency Report, the transportation sector contributed to almost 24.9% of the total carbon emission in Indonesia in 2021. As the backbone of the economy, the logistics sector has a responsibility and a role to play in reducing carbon footprint.”

DHL has a clear roadmap to achieving that and will not cease to identify new and available solutions to support our mission. This means taking real action and working with like-minded partners to help us drive our sustainability targets.” he continues.

DHL Express electric van

Ken Lee, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific, says, “More than ever, we are focused on cleaner and greener operations. This encompasses all our processes from loading the planes to route-planning for our couriers.”

“Today’s EV fleet expansion in Indonesia and our latest service offering, GoGreen Plus, which enables customers to reduce carbon emissions through insetting, show that we are making significant progress in sustainability.” He added.

Ahmad Mohamad, Senior Technical Advisor, DHL Express Indonesia says, “The new electric vehicles are simply the start of our journey to protecting the Earth for future generations. In the coming years, we will continue to transition our fleet to electric vehicles (EVs) and make them available in other cities as well. Additionally, we will also invest in other low-carbon solutions, such as e-trucks and solar panels for our facilities in Indonesia.”

As announced in its Sustainability Roadmap, Deutsche Post DHL Group will invest a total of EUR 7 billion until 2030 in CO2 reduction measures. This includes electrifying 60 percent of the last-mile delivery fleet across the Group.So what do you guys think about this? Will this make a big difference in terms of sustainability and will we see this happen in Malaysia as well?

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