Global logistics news roundup: DP World, Lineage, Kaufland

DP World in green power India move; Lineage helping decarbonise global food cold chains; Kaufland to deploy Einride e-trucks

DP World in green power India move

DP World is looking to cut carbon emissions in India, the company has announced. It is looking to source 60% of the energy required at its terminal operations to come from renewable power sources by 2026.  

To meet the target, DP World is looking to switch all fossil fuel-powered equipment and vehicles at its terminal operations in India to electric power. 

It has already initiated open access sourcing of green power at its two terminals in Nhava Sheva, which will help replace about 75% of conventional electricity needs with green power, leading to about 50% reduction in carbon emissions at the facilities.

Rizwan Soomar, CEO and Managing Director for Middle East, North Africa and India Subcontinent at DP World, said: “We will work towards fulfilling the national climate agenda to create shared value for our business and society. We plan to replicate the open access green power sourcing for all our other portfolio assets across India.”

Lineage joins moves to decarbonise global food cold chains 

Leading temperature-controlled logistics solutions provider Lineage is partnering with global logistics firm DP World in a coalition to make supply chains more sustainable.

The ‘Join the Move to -15 C’ initiative promotes advancements in sustainable practices while adhering to science-backed food safety protocols. 

The initiative is reassessing the longstanding international cold-chain temperature standard of -18 C, established in the 1930s. Academic research suggests raising the standard storage temperature of most frozen food by just 3 degrees Celsius to -15 C is the equivalent of taking 3.8 million cars off the road per year, without compromising food safety or quality. 

Greg Lehmkuhl, President and CEO of Lineage, said: “Our membership in the coalition underscores our dedication to innovating food safety and quality protocols across the cold storage and transportation sector in the way we store, move, and service food across the globe.” 

Kaufland to deploy Einride e-trucks across 1,500 stores

Self-driving electric truck company Einride has announced the deployment of its digital and electric transportation solutions in partnership with Kaufland, the German hypermarket chain that owns over 1,500 stores. 

Goods will be moved using Einride’s electric trucks out of Kaufland’s logistics site in Möckmühl, with the initial phase consisting of eight vehicles that will move up to 20,800 pallets monthly. 

The fleet will service out of the newly opened charging park at the logistic’s site, with initial CO2 savings from the partnership being upwards of 860 metric tons annually. 

"Thanks to the cooperation with Einride and the charging park in Möckmühl, we will be able to significantly reduce our CO2 emissions for store deliveries in the future,” says Alexander Frohmann, Kaufland International Transport Logistics MD.

He adds: “The e-trucks are also very quiet, which is a huge advantage, especially for stores in the city centre and residential areas. With this realignment, we are living up to our economic and, above all, our ecological responsibility.”

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