HONG Kong's Kerry Logistics Network Limited began using 5.5-tonne electric trucks in Hong Kong in May, the first logistics company to do so in Hong Kong, reports the American Journal of Transportation.
It will be a trial run and is part of Kerry Logistics Network's green initiative to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
Kerry Logistics Network aims to maintain the resilience of its logistics network to climate change and to minimise its environmental footprint.
"We are proud to be the first logistics company in Hong Kong to deploy e-trucks, which demonstrates our strategic focus on supporting cleaner and greener supply chain management," said Kerry managing director William Ma.
"In order to future proof our growth, Kerry is in the process of shifting to alternative fuel vehicles and phasing out vehicles with lower emissions standards on a trial basis. As energy consumption accounts for most of the carbon emissions in our operations, we will continue to increase the use of renewable energy in the countries in which we operate, to create a value chain for sustainable business."
Kerry Logistics Network's first electric vehicle was deployed in Singapore in the second quarter of 2021.