Formula E in Jakarta: DHL Supports Races as Official Logistics Partner
As Official Founding and Logistics Partner for Formula E, DHL is working together with DHL Motorsports team to provide end-to-end logistics solutions to the first all-electric motorsport world championship in Indonesia.
Leveraging its expertise in multi-modal freight solutions, DHL delivered race cars, batteries and charging units, as well as media and broadcasting equipment to Jakarta, Indonesia.
The company also provided value-added services, such as customs clearance and physical inspection, trucking, as well as providing state-of-the-art forklift and equipment.
Vincent Yong, President Director of DHL Global Forwarding Indonesia expressed his proud feelings of supporting the success of Formula E in Jakarta.
“We are excited to have a Formula E race in Jakarta for the first time. Our tailored, multi-modal transport approach maximizes efficiency and reduces CO2 emissions, further pushing the green agenda for both Formula E and DHL," he said.
Formula E CEO Jamie Reigle comments: “DHL has been an integral partner to Formula E from inception and we are delighted to extend and enhance our collaboration.
"Transporting the freight is a fundamental aspect to the running of Formula E and DHL continues to do so with a passion for driving forward new sustainable measures which have relevance throughout the logistics industry.”
Other joint Formula E and DHL initiatives of the enhanced partner package include DHL’s “Legacy Program”, with activities such as tree planting, a city street-art mural utilizing carbon absorbing paints, participation in community engagement at key Formula E race locations.
As part of the relationship, DHL has exclusive rights to the DHL & Formula E Together Green Award, unearthing sustainability heroes across the globe.
A local hero will be recognized at each ABB Formula E race location in Season 8, while accepting global nominations from individuals and organizations throughout the season for the inaugural award. The award winner will be announced at the end of season gala dinner in Seoul.
Following Deutsche Post DHL Group’s goal to achieve zero-emission logistics in 2050, the Group will be investing 7 billion euros in clean operations and climate-neutral logistics through to 2030, which includes major investments in its fleet of e-vehicles.
Sustainable transport solutions
In Indonesia, DHL Express started using electric motorbikes and electric delivery vans years ago and plans to electrify at least half of its fleet by 2024. In fact, the electric vans were used by the Formula E team in the last mile delivery of care packs to local community.
Ahmad Mohamad, Senior Technical Advisor DHL Express Indonesia added: “We will continue to pave the way in green logistics as the leading express company in Indonesia by expanding our e-fleet to other cities.
"We will also continue to invest in other low-carbon solutions, such as e-trucks and solar panels for our facilities across Indonesia.”
DHL Supply Chain Indonesia has started implementing clean operation practices as part of its efforts to achieve zero-emission logistics in 2050.
Some of the steps that have been taken include the usage of electric vans and electric motorbikes and equipping the multi-user facility warehouse with features such as solar panels, solar lamps, and LED Light.