DB Schenker opens first low-carbon distribution terminal in Norway

posted on 14th May 2019 by Justin Burns

Germany freight forwarder DB Schenker has opened its first low-carbon city distribution centre in Oslo -the new Oslo City Hub.

The centrally-located new terminal will reduce CO2 emissions of city goods distribution by 80 per cent, using electric cars and e-bikes.

Oslo City Hub is part of Electric City, the Oslo district’s focus on activities associated with its status as European Green Capital 2019.

DB Schenker is aiming to achieve zero emissions in all city distribution in Norway by the end of 2020. The Oslo City Hub project is the first blueprint of how to achieve this. 

“Digitization and more sustainable solutions will be key competitive factors for future logistics. We at DB Schenker already started this future,” said DB Schenker chief executive officer, Jochen Thewes. “With the low-carbon Oslo City Hub, we are taking another step to dramatically reduce CO2 emissions in our day-to-day logistics business.” 

Oslo City Hub will be located at Filipstadkaia in the center of Oslo. The building is being constructed from containers and is organised for effective goods handling. The building will cover 457 square metres. All goods will be delivered by electric trucks and e-bikes.

DB Schenker is a member of the EV100 initiative,and aims to successively replace diesel drivetrains by electric ones in collection and distribution transport by 2030. In air and ocean, it is partnering with its carriers bilaterally and in different cooperation platforms on sustainable transport solutions.