Its green fleet helps bpost slash carbon emissions and the quantity of fine particulate matter generated when delivering letters and parcels, and so improve air quality in Eupen and Kettenis, a village within the Eupen municipal area.
The 20 delivery staff in this zone now make zero-emission deliveries of letters and parcels to some 20,000 inhabitants. In doing so, bpost has set itself the goal of taking a leadership role in sustainable urban logistics. In Belgium the company aims to roll out zero-emission services in 25 large cities by 2025.
As well as these green deliveries, bpost has also launched an even more ambitious concept: Ecozones. The current Ecozones are Mechelen, Leuven, Namur, Mons and Louvain-la-Neuve. Parcels and letters are delivered there by electric vehicle, cutting carbon emissions to zero. These zones are augmented by a dense network of pick-up points (post offices, post points, parcel points) and parcel lockers.
Says Ulrich Rauw, Amel Mail Center Manager: “We are proud that letters and parcels are now delivered emission-free to inhabitants of Eupen and Kettenis. It’s our conviction that inhabitants will welcome this environmentally responsible initiative. Slashing emissions leads to healthier air for everyone.”
Eupen and Kettenis – Key delivery figures
Number of electric vehicles: 20
Number of rounds: 19
1 Post office - Schulstrasse, 2 – 4700 Eupen
1 Post Point and Parcel Point - Bunter Shop, Schilsweg, 67 – 4700 Eupen