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More than 600 jobs to be created by new Docklands eco-sortation centre

13 November 2023/Categories: Industry News, Logistics & Supply Chain, Net-Zero


 

DPD has opened a new £40 million eco-regional centre in Bromley-By-Bow, enabling the firm to deliver up to 80,000 ‘green’ parcels into London each day.

Transport Secretary, Mark Harper, performed the opening ceremony praising the investment in the new eco-centre, helping to drive the green economic growth the UK needs.

Transport Secretary, Mark Harper said: "I was delighted to attend the opening of DPD's new London hub, which will speed up delivery times, create new jobs and support an important industry that contributes billions to our economy." 

The new facility will create 650 new jobs, is the size of 8.5 football pitches, is entirely diesel-free with 500 EVs and all HGVs powered by HVO and it will be operational early in the new year.

As part of being a diesel-free operation, the site has solar panels on the parking canopy to help charge the 500 electric delivery vans and a 40,000 litre HVO tank to enable the fleet of LGVs and 7.5T trucks to fill-up with the renewable biofuel. 

It will mean that DPD's delivery service within London's north and south circular area will be all-electric. 

Elaine Kerr, DPD UK CEO said: "This represents a major milestone in our green journey. We opened the UK's first all-electric parcel delivery depot in Westminster almost exactly five years ago. Now Docklands demonstrates what is possible, on a much bigger scale. 

“But this is far from the end.  We are constantly looking for new and smarter solutions, as we demonstrated earlier this year with the roll-out of autonomous robot deliveries, and we will continue investing in green innovation to accelerate our decarbonisation pathway."  

 

Image Credit: DPD

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