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“Oslo City Hub” now open for business

Innovative facility: from the “Oslo City Hub,” all goods will be delivered by electric trucks and e-bikes. Photo: DB Schenker

DB Schenker has opened its first low-carbon city distribution center in the capital of Norway. The “Oslo City Hub” is organized in such a way that CO2 emissions will be reduced by 80 percent – thanks to goods distribution being carried out with electrically powered trucks and e-bikes exclusively. The centrally located facility is part of the “Electric City” – a project through which Oslo is pursuing numerous measures to live up to its status as the European Green Capital 2019.

 

As a further step, DB Schenker is planning to make all of its city distribution in Norway emission-free by the end of 2020. “Digitization and more sustainable solutions will be key competitive factors for future logistics. We at DB Schenker already started this future,” said Jochen Thewes, CEO of the leading global logistics service provider. “With the low-carbon Oslo City Hub, we are taking another step to dramatically reduce CO2 emissions in our day-to-day logistics business.”