bpost cooperates with Namur Ecozone

Belgian bpost has installed parcel lockers, and is committed to using zero emissions vehicles on its rounds in the Walloon capital, Namur by the end of 2022.

The parcel lockers at six locations across the city and other efforts to tackle emissions are part of plans for an Ecozone in Namur and Jambes. Parcels will be delivered to parcel lockers as well as Post Points, Parcel Points and post offices using zero emissions vehicles. Residents will never be more than 400 metres from such a point and can walk or ride their bikes to collect them.

“bpost is constantly refining its approach to urban deliveries. We are continually adapting how we work to ensure we deliver letters and parcels in a responsible and sustainable way,” says Jean Muls, CEO of bpost Belgium. “With this new Ecozone in the Walloon capital, in association with the municipal authorities, we improve quality of life in the city based on zero-emission vehicles, soft transport options, a huge network of pick-up points and a partnership with local retailers through NamurBoutik. ”

Stéphanie Scailquin, Councillor for Urban Planning, Urban Attractiveness and Employment : “bpost’s Ecozone solution ensures letters and parcels are not transported outside the zone except when absolutely necessary.  This has an immediate positive impact on the environment. Similarly, the fleet has been completely adapted and the drop-off/pick-up points have been placed in strategical areas accessible by a whole host of transport options. This also boosts local e-commerce, with the active participation of NamurBoutik.”

Petra De Sutter, federal minister of public enterprises and postal services: “This partnership between the City of Namur and bpost is good news! By committing to setting up this Ecozone bpost is contributing to the greening of letters and parcel delivery, a goal that is particularly important to me. The Ecozones make our cities more sustainable and our environment healthier by reducing carbon emissions. They are also good for the health of inhabitants and urban spaces become more liveable when our streets are less clogged. We congratulate bpost on its role as driver in the transition to a more sustainable economy! ”

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