DHL Global Forwarding and FAMCO to Power Green Transition of Logistics in UAE
DHL Global Forwarding has announced a successful partnership with the UAE's leading commercial vehicle and machinery company FAMCO to introduce the Volvo Electric FM Truck in the Middle East as a testament to their commitment to sustainable logistics solutions.
This marks DHL’s deployment of the first Volvo truck in its UAE fleet, after having already deployed over 50 Volvo trucks in its European fleet.
The signing ceremony for this partnership took place at the DHL MEA Innovation Center on the August 24. DHL Global Forwarding and FAMCO officials, in the presence of several dignitaries.
Tobias Maier, CEO of Saloodo! MEA, stated: “Our partnership with FAMCO is a testament to our commitment to revolutionizing the logistics industry through sustainability and innovation.
"As we progress towards our goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, DHL remains steadfast in delivering smart, sustainable solutions to our customers."
DHL Global Forwarding’s partnership with FAMCO in the UAE reinforces a shared vision of promoting sustainable logistics. This agreement underscores DHL Group and FAMCO’s proactive stance in shaping the industry's future through innovation and sustainable solutions.
DHL wants to reduce all logistics-related emissions to net-zero by 2050.
This investment will be used to increase its use of sustainable aviation fuels, design all new buildings to be carbon neutral, offer a comprehensive portfolio of green products and electrify 60% of its last-mile delivery by 2030.
DHL already has over 30,000 e-vehicles for pickup and delivery in operation.
The Volvo Electric FM Truck, a product of FAMCO's role as the exclusive distributor of Volvo trucks, buses, and construction equipment in the UAE, boasts impressive capabilities.
Ramez Hamdan, the Managing Director of FAMCO, shared his enthusiasm, stating: "Witnessing our second Volvo FM Electric Truck in the UAE market and first integrated into DHL's fleet is truly a momentous occasion.
"Thanks to world-class partners and global leaders like DHL, FAMCO is proud to accelerate the big shift for the transportation and logistics industry and lead the electrification for the category.”
The truck will primarily operate in and around Dubai, serving as a pre-carriage solution towards the UAE’s new multi-modular rail initiative, Etihad Rail.