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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 Romania relocates head office to more efficient ‘green’ building


    25 August 2014 – In July 2014 TNT Romania moved its headquarters in Bucharest to a 'green' location. The facility, situated in a new business and convention complex, is certified by the Green Building Council's international Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design programme.

    Located at the heart of Bucharest's most rapidly growing office area, the building is just four kilometres from TNT Romania's largest international air and road hub, which offers daily connections to Liège and Vienna. Its environmentally-friendly features include optimised energy performance, indoor air quality control and maximum use of natural lighting, fitting with TNT's longstanding commitment to protect the environment.

    The new workplace offers 130 employees from different departments who were previously based in separate locations the opportunity to work together. Bogdan Enache, Country General Manager, comments: "Besides increased cost-efficiency, the move to these new green premises brings a collaborative working environment and better brand visibility. It’s a big improvement to have Customer Service under the same roof with colleagues from other key functions. Our teams can now share resources faster and more effectively, enhancing customer service."

    Romania is a growing market for TNT. The prime location of the new office in Bucharest – one of the largest financial and industrial centres in Eastern Europe – will provide ease of access and efficient transfers for shipments in transit, catering to volume growth in TNT’s European Road Network and facilitating international connections to TN'’s global air hub in Liège.


    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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