Alternative Fuels Accelerate HAVI’s Sustainability Drive
HAVI is responding to the threat of climate change, diesel bans and low-emission zones by switching its delivery fleet in Germany to liquefied natural gas (LNG) and setting up its own network of LNG filling stations.
It is just six months since HAVI introduced its first LNG-powered delivery vehicles to the German market and they are already delivering measurable environmental benefits. Through its pioneering alternative fuels partnership with Scania, the supply chain business – whose customers include McDonald’s, KFC, Nordsee and Vapiano – recently switched another nine vehicles to gas at its Duisburg distribution center. By the end of June, its LNG fleet will comprise 35 trucks – one of the biggest in Germany.
And this is just the start. Under the slogan ‘Our Environment, Our Drive’, HAVI’s partnership with Scania is on track to transfer up to 70 percent of its truck fleet to alternative fuels by 2021 in several of the European countries where HAVI operates.
Delivering Significant Benefits
It is proven that alternative fuels such as LNG significantly reduce the environmental impact of road transport. LNG-powered trucks emit less CO2, nitrous gases and fine particles than petrol and diesel trucks – and they are much quieter. By going the alternative fuel route, HAVI is not only making supply chains more sustainable, but it is also ensuring deliveries to its customers continue for the foreseeable future as more towns and cities across Europe introduce anti-congestion measures, diesel bans and low-emission zones.
“对于我们的客户来说，可能的可持续供应链可能越来越重要，德国Havi Logistics董事总经理Roland Schmidt解释道。“与我们的LNG舰队一起，我们正在为确保客户的供应链和产品进行贡献，是可持续的和绿色。”
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HAVI’s LNG Station Network
By expanding its existing network, HAVI is also seeking to reduce the impact of changes in pricing policies by filling station operators. What’s more, the supply chain company will be in a position to offer other carriers the opportunity to use its filling stations. This will not only enable the stations to run at capacity but will also encourage other industry players to implement their own sustainable solutions. At HAVI’s Duisburg location, for example, over 40 trucks from other carriers regularly fill up their tanks.
HAVI’s sustainability program is only made possible through Scania’s pioneering innovations and the company’s LNG-fuelled trucks that HAVI uses. Stefan Ziegert, Product Manager of Transport Solutions at Scania Germany, says: “The demand for sustainable transport solutions is growing. Smart and dedicated partnerships like the one HAVI, McDonald’s and Scania enjoy can accomplish so much. HAVI’s forward-looking approach is very much in keeping with our own approach. The company is one of the first supply chain companies in Germany to extensively explore LNG options and then gradually introduce the technology. With its own network of LNG filling stations, HAVI is driving forward the use of LNG throughout Germany – and we’ll be supporting them every step of the way.”