Innovative project: DB Schenker invested around 20 million euros in the Oslo City Hub. Video: DB Schenker
In spring this year, DB Schenker opened its first low-carbon city distribution center in Oslo – a project that earned the company a prestigious award. The Norwegian Logistics and Freight Association awarded the logistics service provider’s national organization in Norway their environment prize for 2019, in recognition of DB Schenker’s commitment to emission-free freight distribution within cities. This was achieved with the establishment of the “Oslo City Hub” where the handling and distribution of all consignments is carried out using e-vans and e-bicycles.
This eases the burden in terms of noise and exhaust fumes on Norway’s capital and its inhabitants: thanks to the hub’s innovative concept, around 60,000 liters of diesel are saved each year, and this in turn means that the emission of 150 tons of pollutants can be avoided as a result. DB Schenker Norway plans to step up its climate protection efforts further. The goal is to make all city distribution in this northern European country emission-free by the end of 2020, for example by commissioning additional electric vehicles.