Deutsche Post DHL Group now charges trucks with a natural energy source

TRAILAR is a sustainable, efficient and cost-effective solution which makes a significant contribution to reducing emissions from road transport.

DHL's TRAILAR solution cuts vehicle fuel consumption by five percent and reduces carbon emissions and vehicle maintenance costs
Product launch for rigid vehicles solution at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018, Hanover

Deutsche Post DHL Group, the worldwide leader in logistics and express delivery, launches TRAILAR, a new fuel conservation technology for road transport based on light-weight and durable photovoltaic modules. The TRAILAR solution for rigid vehicles will be introduced and available to third party truck owners and fleet operators at hall 13, booth G34 of the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show 2018 in Hanover from September 19 to 27.

TRAILAR uses advanced solar technology by applying thin film, flexible solar matting to the roofs of rigid vehicles, which are connected to the vehicle battery or additional on-board batteries. Harvested solar energy is used to power tail lifts and all ancillary equipment such as air conditioning.

This reduces carbon emissions and lowers fuel consumption by five percent, whilst at the same time increasing engine efficiency and longevity. It makes TRAILAR a greener, cost-efficient, urban-friendly delivery solution.

"Our TRAILAR solution is a key contributor to our GoGreen program and takes us a big step forward towards our goal of becoming the zero-emissions logistics leader by 2050," explains Thomas Ogilvie, Deutsche Post DHL Group board member for Human Resources and Corporate Incubations. "However, while we are improving our environmental footprint, we also want to increase our corporate success. TRAILAR is another great proof point for the fact that cost and emission reductions are not mutually exclusive, but can complement each other."

"TRAILAR is a sustainable, efficient and cost-effective solution which makes a significant contribution to reducing emissions from road transport," affirm Aaron Thomas and Denny Hulme, co-founders of TRAILAR. "We have developed a solution which implements the latest solar technology onto new and existing vehicles, so that our customers can operate more cleanly and efficiently. It helps the road transport industry adjust to a future with higher fuel prices and stricter emissions regulations."

The technology was co-developed by Deutsche Post DHL Group and Don-Bur, the leading manufacturer of commercial vehicle trailers in the UK. After successful trials with DHL Supply Chain's fleet in the UK, TRAILAR will be running further tests with DHL's SmarTrucking initiative in India, with a view to adding it to its future fleet of vehicles. A global rollout within Deutsche Post DHL Group and to external fleet operators has begun and will help turn transport solutions green in the coming years.



SEKO Logistics announces the acquisition of a majority stake in its Omni-Channel Logistics unit(Logistics Management)

Chicago-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider SEKO Logistics said this week it has acquired a major shareholding in Omni-Channel Logistics, a strategic partner, in an effort to expand its e-commerce and technology solutions geared towards retailers, pure-play e-tailers, marketplaces, and platforms.

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Panalpina enlarges its Executive Board

Panalpina announced that it is enlarging the company’s Executive Board, to include its three core products: Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics.

“Our company has ambitious growth targets for the coming years and a clearly defined plan for reaching them. Our three products ? Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics and Manufacturing ? will be critical drivers accelerating Panalpina’s growth, and that is why we need direct engagement in the decision-making process at the highest management level,” says Panalpina CEO Stefan Karlen.

Panalpina also confirmed two of the new roles on the Executive Board for Air Freight and Ocean Freight; it will make a further announcement on Logistics at a later date.

Swiss-born Lucas Kuehner (46), an 18-year Panalpina veteran, is being promoted to executive vice president, Air Freight, effective January 1, 2019. He has worked at Panalpina since 2000, and has risen through the ranks, holding senior roles in Switzerland and in the USA. He has been the global head of Air Freight and a member of Panalpina’s Executive Committee since 2012.

Danish-born Peder Winther (55), new to Panalpina, is to become executive vice president, Ocean Freight. He will join Panalpina on February 1, 2019. He has nearly 30 years of international experience in the freight forwarding and transportation industry. Winther joins Panalpina from Kuehne + Nagel, where he most recently served as president and regional manager Western Europe. Daryl Ridgway remains global head of Ocean Freight until the beginning of 2019. His future role within the organization will be communicated at a later date.

“We’ve successfully turned around Contract Logistics and also established Logistics Manufacturing Services (LMS) as an innovative, industry-leading offering and an important differentiator for Panalpina. Our focus is now on improving top-line growth so as to firmly establish Logistics and Manufacturing as the third strong product in the long-term. We are currently further developing the growth strategy and refining the positioning for this part of our business,” explains Stefan Karlen.


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