DB Schenker to “join forces with shippers and freight forwarders” on carbon commitments
DB Schenker is focusing on green supply chains of the future and has already completed more than 1.5 million kilometers with electrically powered trucks in its European land transport network.
Today, the company published the figure at the DB Schenker Sustainable Logistics Forum in Berlin. The logistics company is thus scaling up its efforts to shift its urban collect and delivery fleet completely to electric drives by 2030.Dr. Volker Wissing, Federal Minister of Digital and Transport: “To achieve our climate change targets, we urgently need to decarbonize the road haulage sector. Electric drivetrains can already deploy their inherent strength, especially in cities and on the last mile. They make an important contribution to sustainably reducing emissions from transport.” Dr. Levin Holle, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Schenker AG: “DB Schenker has already achieved good progress towards better climate protection in all major business units. We want DB Schenker, just like the entire DB Group, to be CO2-neutral by 2040. That’s a long way ahead of us, which is why we are now taking decisive action.” Jochen Thewes, CEO of Schenker AG: “DB Schenker is looking to join forces with shippers and freight forwarders to advance CO2-free land transport further. We are making advanced investments in green supply chains despite high costs to protect our climate. Our appeal is to customers: The offer is there, now the demand and willingness to pay for clean transport must also pick up.”