City logistics with e-bikes in Bergen: DB Schenker Norway is increasingly opting for emission-free logistics solutions – now also on behalf of the fashion chain
Deguy. Photo: Velove
Emission-free transport runs on the almost 470-kilometer route between Norway’s two largest cities Bergen and Oslo – DB Schenker recently launched this service on behalf of the (Norwegian) fashion chain Deguy. An e-bike rider picks up the goods in Bergen in western Norway, where Deguy is based, and takes them to a freight terminal for loading onto a train powered by green electricity.
In Oslo, the freight is transferred to a truck operated on biogas and driven to DB Schenker’s “Oslo City Hub”. From there an e-van takes it to the Deguy outlet in the center of the capital of Norway. “Our articles of clothing are made from natural materials,” says May Britt Heimark, the company’s logistics manager. “It is therefore important to us that the goods get distributed to the outlets in a sustainable manner as well.”