DHL adds third rail service to China-Europe multimodal network
By optimizing the design of logistics networks, supply chains can make carbon efficiency gains even without making technical modifications to vehicles. This includes optimization measures on several levels: operational, tactical and strategic.
On the operational level the most important lever is capacity optimization - achieved, for example, by demand-based vehicle modifications as well as optimized packaging and load carriers.
On the tactical level we leverage savings potential by adjusting to customer-specific volumes and delivery cycles or by planning pick-up and delivery at nighttime when traffic is light. We also improve our carbon efficiency through multimodal transport solutions, route optimization and careful selection of transport subcontractors.
On the strategic level we are committed to continuously optimizing the carbon efficiency of our logistics networks. This includes carefully selecting sites for hubs and distribution centers, as well as optimizing international routing.