bpost trialling zero emissions delivery

bpost has launched a pilot project aimed at zero tailpipe emissions delivery in the Belgian city of Mechelen. The project is to last two years and is aimed at examining a possible national roll out.

One of the facets of the bpost project is the roll out of parcel lockers. The population of Mechelen will have to collect their parcels by foot or bicycle. At the same time the postal operator is investing in e-cargo bikes and electric delivery vans.

Jean-Paul Van Avermaet, CEO of bpost group explained, “As a company, we want to take the lead in sustainable e-commerce. Thanks to this partnership with the city of Mechelen, we are taking a step in the right direction and the people of Mechelen can count on a growing network of services that complement and strengthen each other perfectly. We naturally hope that this can also serve as inspiration for many other cities and we will have discussions with interested parties in the coming months.”