Deutsche Post DHL to expand parcel locker network

Deutsche Post DHL Group has set out its plans for more sustainable deliveries in Germany. As part of this the German postal operator plans to extend its Packstation parcel locker network to more than 12,500 units across the country and grow its electric delivery fleet.

According to Deutsche Post DHL, Packstation parcel lockers can reduce the carbon emissions per delivery by an average of 30%. Several packages are left for multiple customers at the same drop. The postal operator has installed solar panels on many and made them more energy efficient too.

As Tobias Meyer, Board Member for Post & Parcel Germany at Deutsche Post DHL Group, explains: “Climate change is the most pressing challenge of our times. As Deutsche Post and DHL, we want to continue moving forward and expand our position in Germany as sustainability leaders in logistics. Despite the growing share of goods-related and transport-intensive shipments in our network, we will reduce the carbon emissions we cause, both directly and indirectly, and offset the remaining emissions to an even greater extent than before. We will transform our infrastructure and our processes, and offer new, climate-friendly products.   Our goal is to remain the leading postal and parcel service provider – not least where environmental and social sustainability are concerned.”

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