DHL eCommerce deploys electric vehicles for domestic delivery in Vietnam
Jul 18, 2017: DHL eCommerce is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group has started deploying electric motorbikes in Vietnam for the nationwide domestic delivery. This is as part of DPDHL's 2050 Zero Emissions commitment and in line with the recent DPDHL Group announcement to reduce all logistics-related emissions to zero by 2050. The current fleet of vehicles includes a range of electric motorbikes, and the company will be exploring plans to roll out more as part of its GoGreen commitment.
"Practical innovation lies at the core of our domestic delivery networks all around Southeast Asia, and Vietnam is no exception with its fleet of environmentally friendly electric motorbikes already in action on the streets. Coupled with advances in technology, we are optimistic that environmentally-friendly delivery methods such as electric vehicles will be the future of domestic B2C distribution and we're pleased to be able to introduce this into Vietnam," pointed out Thomas Harris, managing director, DHL eCommerce Vietnam.
The domestic delivery network will offer a high-quality delivery service across Vietnam clubbed with and a range of services tailored for the booming e-commerce industry, helping small, medium and large e-tailers and marketplaces increase their share amidst the rapidly growing Vietnam e-commerce segment.
"The Vietnamese e-commerce market represents a huge and relatively untapped potential for local retailers, e-tailers and marketplaces: in 2016, total e-commerce spending hit $1 billion despite barely over 50 percent of the population is online. With e-commerce spending expected to grow at around 23 percent per year between now and 2020,3 local e-tailers need scalable, high-quality logistics solutions with nationwide coverage more than ever before," said Charles Brewer, CEO, DHL eCommerce.
DHL eCommerce Vietnam offers domestic delivery nationwide across the country, managed by hubs and depots strategically located throughout the country. DHL eCommerce's fleet of vans and motorbikes, coupled with regular air and road connections between its hubs, will support next-day delivery in Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi and other primary markets.
When using the network, local e-tailers can easily assign shipments requiring cash on delivery service through DHL eCommerce's online portal, allowing for faster remittance and simpler management of shipment information. Consumers will also be able to open, check and return goods at the point of receipt thanks to DHL's Open Box Delivery service, better aligning the online shopping experience with their preferred purchasing habits.
Photo Caption: From left: Malcolm Monteiro, CEO, DHL eCommerce Asia Pacific; Thomas Harris - Managing Director, DHL eCommerce Vietnam; Charles Brewer - CEO, DHL eCommerce