Leveraging its expertise in multi-modal freight solutions, DHL delivered race cars, batteries and charging units, as well as media and broadcasting equipment to Seoul. It also provided value-added services, such as customs clearance, cargo handling at the port, local delivery, along with equipment such as a 100-ton crane, forklifts, and pallet jacks.
|▲ Byung Koo Han, Country Manager of DHL Express Korea|
Byung Koo Han, Country Manager of DHL Express Korea added, “I am thrilled to see DHL and Formula E sharing the same vision of promoting a sustainable future and development around e-mobility through the Seoul E-Prix. While sustainability is becoming increasingly important in the logistics sector, we will continue to pave the way in green logistics as the leading express company in South Korea by continuously practicing decarbonization initiatives for the company's sustainable growth.”
|▲ Seok Pyo Song, Managing Director of DHL Global Forwarding Korea|
Seok Pyo Song, Managing Director of DHL Global Forwarding Korea said, “From origin to destination, DHL Global Forwarding worked as a team for successful delivery. Supporting DHL Motor Sports Team, the dedicated global experts, our local team from Air Freight, Ocean Freight and Value-Added Service worked together to meet the tight schedule. They responded promptly to any challenges and complied with the local regulations. We are very excited to be part of this historic moment for DHL and Formula E in Korea.”
|▲ Matt Scammell - Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Formula E|
FIA Formula E is the world’s first fully-electric car racing series inaugurated in 2014 to promote sustainability for future e-mobility against noise pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Season 8 in 2022 will see its first Formula E championship in Seoul where the Season Finale of Round 15 and 16 will take place on August 13 and 14, respectively and the final winner will be unveiled.
As part of the partnership, DHL has exclusive rights to the DHL & Formula E Together Green Award, unearthing sustainability heroes across the globe. A local hero has been recognized at each ABB Formula E race location in Season 8, while accepting global nominations from individuals and organizations throughout the season for the inaugural award.
Three global finalists, Laurah John (Saint Lucia), Joshua Aquinde (Hawaii) and Monica (Argentina) will know if they are the winners at the end-of-season gala dinner on August 14. DHL aims to honor everyday sustainability heroes as global brand and sustainability ambassadors to recognize their ability to shift attitudes through awareness, and call attention to the power of positive action, however small, in building a more sustainable future.
In South Korea, DHL Express started using electric cars years ago and added 45 new electric vans in 2021. DHL Express Korea is deploying an additional 56 electric vans throughout 2022, with the 100th electric delivery vehicle in its fleet coming this September. With its 2022 deployment, DHL Express Korea will replace 21% of its fleet with electric vehicles by the end of 2022. It plans to fully replace its fuel-powered vehicles with electric vehicles by 2030. This will cut approximately 1.4 million kg of carbon emissions annually.
DHL Express Korea is also incorporating a range of green features such as solar panels and energy-efficient LED lighting systems across all of its new facilities. For instance, it has implemented 1MW solar energy generating panels for its Incheon Gateway expansion. The Incheon Gateway is currently under the final stage of construction, and the solar panels will generate enough energy to cover around 30% of electricity consumed at the Gateway, helping to save approximately 650 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually.