Mail delivered by solar-powered boat

2023-10-23 2023-10-23T18:14:04Z
ندى ماهر عبدربه
ندى ماهر عبدربه
صانع مُحتوى

Weather of Arabia - Deutsche Post DHL conducted a test of an emission-free delivery service on the Spree River in Berlin using a solar-powered ship. According to a statement by Thomas Schneider, Chief Production Officer at DHL , this pilot project is an important addition to the company’s current fleet specializing in environmentally friendly delivery. And free of carbon dioxide emissions, these fleets include electric trucks and bicycles.

After the success of the trial period, the German postal company DHL is expanding its fleet of yellow boats that rely on solar energy in Berlin. These boats will sail through the network of waterways to deliver packages from Zalando and Amazon to all parts of the capital.

The boats extend through the Berlin canals and the Spree River to transport mail from Spandau to Moabit, where a limited number of boats, which are 10.50 meters long, have begun operating in the city since last October. According to DHL, these boats are silent and do not produce any carbon dioxide emissions during the day. Parcel deliveries in Berlin.

Solar-powered parcel transport on the River Spree in Berlin

The small electric ship will be able to transport hundreds of packages per day, as the ship benefits from photovoltaic cells on its deck to generate the electricity necessary to operate it and provide energy on board, and in periods when it lacks sunlight, the energy is stored in its batteries, and the ship has a propulsion force of five kilowatts, which enables it to reach speeds of up to 12 kilometers per hour.

During the day and in the presence of sunlight , the flight time is unlimited for the electric ship, and when the sun’s rays disappear, the ship can travel for a period ranging between six and eight hours. If the trial operation of the solar ship is successful, Deutsche Post DHL plans to study the possibility of expanding the ship fleet. Solar.

The delivery services sector in Germany is witnessing an increase in burdens as a result of the significant rise in online commerce, which is also reinforced by the repercussions resulting from the Corona virus pandemic. DHL has invested 600 million euros in electric transportation solutions and innovative delivery services, and also announced plans to invest a total of... 7 billion euros by 2030.

DHL delivery boat route

The route of DHL delivery boats will differ from traditional routes. Instead of traveling by land, the boats will take a water route on the Spree River in Berlin, and the company hopes that by expanding its fleet of boats, it will also be able to reduce congestion on the roads in Berlin.

The journey will start from DHL 's parcel center near Nawen in Brandenburg, where around 250 parcels will be loaded. These parcels will be transported across the channel to Westhafen in Moabit, via the southern port in Spandau. The journey will take approximately 100 minutes. Once the parcels arrive in Moabit, DHL employees on electric bikes will deliver them to their final destination.

This step comes as part of DHL's efforts to adopt environmentally friendly delivery methods that are compatible with combating climate change. With around 1,000 electric delivery cars and bikes in use in Berlin, DHL claims that 50% of deliveries in the city are already CO2-neutral.

Thomas Schneider, chief production officer, said in a press release:

“The solar ship completes this project as another part of a regional initiative in the capital, and highlights what we have long been striving for: providing sustainable and environmentally friendly logistics services.”

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