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Aramex rolls out e-bikes for deliveries in UAE

by Staff Reporter
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Aramex, a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, has introduced a fleet of fully electric motorcycles to its last-mile delivery vehicles in the UAE.

This initiative is part of Aramex’s long-term strategic goal to achieve a total fleet of 98% Electric Vehicles (EVs) by 2030, aligned with Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) target that Aramex is committed to. It also underscores the company’s pioneering goal to make a substantial contribution to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in last-mile logistics.

The announcement comes as the UAE hosted COP28 climate conference in Dubai last year and recently extended the Year of Sustainability to 2024.

Aramex’s ambitious goals

It reflects Aramex’s ambitious goals to lower its operational carbon footprint, achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, and become net-zero by 2050.

To achieve these goals, the company has also been investing in a wide range of innovative and environmentally friendly logistics solutions, such as drones and bots for last-mile deliveries. The adoption of electric mobility further reinforces Aramex’s strategy to expand its clean-energy mobility fleet in the country, aligning with the UAE’s goal of achieving net zero by 2050.

The rollout of e-bikes complements the introduction of fully electric vans to Aramex’s last-mile delivery fleet in the UAE in October last year and in Amman, Jordan, in 2017. Additionally, Aramex has been progressively testing the introduction of EVs in other regional markets, such as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Efficient logistics transportation

Commenting on the launch, Samer Marei, Vice President – GCC at Aramex, said: “We are proud to set a new standard for sustainable and efficient logistics transportation in the region with the introduction of e-bikes as part of our last-mile delivery fleet in the UAE. This fantastic new initiative, complementing our recent expansion of a fully electric vehicles fleet, marks a crucial step towards accelerating the adoption of green mile logistics across the region. By incorporating e-bikes into our operations, we not only contribute to reducing emissions but also enhance efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and future readiness.

“At Aramex, pioneering the future of logistics is ingrained in our DNA, and the inclusion of e-bikes alongside our EV fleet is a testament to that commitment. As leaders in sustainability and innovation, this combined fleet underscores our unwavering dedication to delivering a better and more sustainable future in the markets where we operate. We are thrilled to announce this new initiative, especially as the world reflects on COP28 in Dubai and as we continue to scale up our efforts in embracing electric vehicles for a cleaner and greener tomorrow.”

The e-bikes are poised to catalyze a transformative effect on Aramex’s operations, delivering both environmental and operational benefits. Beyond reducing carbon footprint, it promises cost savings through reduced fuel expenses. Additionally, it will enhance efficiency and flexibility in the last-mile delivery network, positioning Aramex as future-ready by embracing innovative and sustainable delivery methods, ultimately enabling better service for its valuable customers.

‘Delivering Good’ initiative

The introduction of e-mobility is closely aligned with Aramex’s “Delivering Good” initiative, which, among other things, prioritizes investing, innovating, and working towards reducing the negative environmental impact. It includes finding new ways to increase efficiency, lower energy consumption, minimize material use, and manage the company’s overall environmental footprint.

The e-bikes were introduced after intensive testing of several different models and manufacturers, and Aramex finalized the selected model based on its enduring performance and stability, particularly in local weather conditions.

tanvir@dubainewsweek.com

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