- 19 March 2021
- Transport / Logistics Services
In a move set to reduce carbon emissions across London by 200 tonnes a year, parcel locker specialists InPost are installing over 60 parcel lockers across the capital in partnership with Transport for London (TfL) over the next three months.
Some 25 are already in place across the TfL transport network, and this is set to be doubled by summer when the pandemic restrictions are set to be lifted. They are to be installed in car parks and next to Tube and rail stations.
TfL estimates that the parcel lockers should reduce last mile deliveries and reduce pollution in London by the equivalent of 48,000 car journeys a year. These sizeable carbon savings will support City Hall’s ambitious aims for London to be a zero-carbon city by 2030.
Jason Tavaria, CEO at InPost UK said: “We are proud to partner with TfL to support InPost’s aim of leading a greener way to shop online with an ambition to drastically reduce last mile deliveries in the capital. This is at a time where the capital is gearing up to gradually and safely reopen. InPost is helping stations across the capital act as hubs serving the local communities that surround them by offering a genuinely convenient and easily accessible way to collect deliveries and return items, as part and parcel of their usual journey”.
Nigel Pickup, Head of Commercial Property at TfL, said: “We are pleased to be working with InPost as they increase the number of parcel lockers available across the capital. When more people begin to return to the network safely and responsibly in line with guidance, these lockers will offer a convenient way for them to pick up deliveries as part of their everyday journeys and help reduce delivery vehicle trips across London. It is one of the many ways that we are working with innovative companies, such as InPost, generate revenue to reinvest into the transport network.”