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    TNT set to expand Australia’s largest hybrid truck fleet

    Fleet Sustainability

    8 October 2014 - TNT Australia is set to expand its hybrid truck fleet – already Australia’s largest – with the acquisition of another 24 Hino 300 Series Hybrids in the coming months. These will add to the 30 hybrid trucks already on its fleet and replace regular diesel-powered vehicles – a move that will reduce the company’s carbon footprint further while easing its reliance on fossil fuels.

    A internal study showed TNT’s 30 existing hybrid trucks had emitted 112 fewer tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere than comparable diesel-powered trucks over a four-year period. The study compared 29 hybrid-powered trucks with 29 regular diesel-powered trucks that had the same in-service date range between August 2010 and June 2014 and operated from the same depots. The TNT Hino 300 Series Hybrid trucks travelled a combined total of 2.89 million kilometres in the 2010–14 period, emitting 39 fewer grams of CO2 per kilometre than their diesel equivalents.

    TNT’s Hino 300 Series Hybrids are underpinned by a 100kW diesel engine and 36kW electric motor that optimises fuel use and emissions according to driving conditions and driver input. They can even run in electric drive-only EV mode in stop-start traffic, depending on the level of battery charge.


    TNT Express gears up for Nuclear Summit with bike delivery

    Fleet Operations

    March 21, 2014
    - TNT Express will deliver documents and parcels by bike in The Hague, the Netherlands, during the international Nuclear Security Summit (24-25 March). It will also use cargo bikes and motorbikes to make collections and final mile deliveries in areas that are off-limits for vans. This includes various business districts around the international Schiphol Airport. A bike deliver is able to ride at a speed of 35 km/hour (21 mph).

    The heads of states of more than 50 countries and delegates from four international organisations will arrive on Sunday and Monday, 23 and 24 March at Schiphol airport. From there, they will drive to The Hague.

    Stringent security measures are being taken to ensure public security. The event will affect road and air traffic in the area known as the Randstad from Sunday 23 March 2014 at 16:00 until Wednesday 26 March 2014 at 17:00. Large sections of roads to and around The Hague will be closed at times. The Dutch airspace and territorial waters will be restricted.



    Clarification on media reports regarding TNT Airways


    March 6, 2014 -  We are aware of media reports relating to talks between TNT Airways and Qatar Airways. As part of its global procurement policy, TNT Express routinely speaks and works with airlines to operate certain routes and optimise its global transport network. There is nothing else to report.


    TNT Express to deploy electric delivery vehicles in London

    Fleet Sustainability

    January 22, 2014 - TNT Express will deploy a fleet of 15 specially built electric delivery vehicles in London this spring. The new vehicles will make more than 1,000 international deliveries into the British capital every day.

    The roll-out follows the successful trial of six Gnewt Cargo vehicles from TNT Express’ London City depot over the past 18 months. Gnewt Cargo offers a wide range of zero-emission delivery options, from bicycles and scooters up to vans and trucks.

    In February 2013, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson unveiled plans to establish central London as the world’s first ever "Ultra Low Emissions Zone" (ULEZ) by 2020, meaning almost all vehicles operating in the zone during working hours would be zero or low emission. Use of electric vehicles will play a significant role in achieving ULEZ status, saving an estimated 316kg of carbon for every 1,000 litres of fuel currently being used by a conventionally fuelled vehicle making deliveries into London.


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