Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Advances Green Initiative with Electric and Bio-LNG Trucks

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is making significant strides to reduce the CO2 footprint of its heavy goods transport by deploying a mix of alternative drive systems. The company has introduced two new fully electric 40-ton Volvo swap body trucks, complete with state-of-the-art charging infrastructure, and plans to expand its e-truck fleet with four additional 16-ton distribution vehicles by this summer. Additionally, Hellmann has switched to using only bio-LNG for its LNG fleet since the beginning of the year, marking a strategic step towards decarbonizing its truck operations and cutting CO2 emissions from road transport.

The two all-electric 40-ton trucks will initially operate on the challenging middle-mile routes between Osnabrueck and Bremen in Germany, covering 550 to 700 kilometers daily. To support their two-shift operation, Hellmann is constructing a 300 kW charging infrastructure with buffer storage. Starting this summer, the company will enhance its e-fleet with four all-electric 16-ton trucks to facilitate increasingly emission-free urban deliveries.

Hellmann is also leveraging bio-LNG as a climate-neutral alternative to conventional diesel for long-haul routes. The company sources bio-LNG, produced exclusively from organic residues like liquid manure and dung, from regional partners such as Q1. This initiative aims to power over a third of Hellmann’s trucks with alternative fuels by mid-year, significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

“With the purchase of the two electric 40-ton trucks and the corresponding charging infrastructure, we are taking the next logical step in driving the development towards a significant reduction in CO2 emissions in road freight. This is not about short-term profitability. Rather, as a driver of innovation, we want to support the further development of technologies and make them competitive,” said Jens Wollesen, Chief Operating Officer, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.

“We want to live up to our responsibility – towards our customers, the environment and our drivers. Thanks to low noise levels and zero exhaust emissions, the future belongs to electromobility and sustainable fuels. Our goal is therefore to gain operational experience in the field of e-mobility so we can convert our fleet as quickly as possible on this basis,” added Jonathan Adeoye, Chief Operating Officer Road Germany & West Europe, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.

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