UPS is exploring a range of solutions to make deliveries within cities more efficient and with zero emissions, including with electric bicycles and tricycles. We launched our first eBike delivery pilot in Hamburg, Germany, in 2012. Today, we are working on more than 30 urban logistics projects in cities worldwide.
In 1907, two teenagers with one bicycle between them started a business running errands, shuttling notes and telegrams and making home deliveries by foot and by bike. Eventually, their fledgling messenger service became what is now UPS.
More than a century later, we are back on our bikes. More specifically, electrically-assisted cycles (e-cycles).
Second season with low-emission power supply from LNG hybrid barge
October 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Docking for the 24th time in Hamburg, AIDAsol ended this year’s cruise season in the Hanseatic City on October 19, 2016. At 8:00 a.m. the cruise ship docked for the last time in 2016 at the HafenCity West cruise terminal.
Hamburg model project for sustainable urban logistics awarded by the German Society for Sustainability DQS
The Sustainable City Logistics project was developed by UPS in cooperation with the city of Hamburg, Germany as a way to reduce traffic congestion and vehicle emissions in the city center. The project involves placing four containers at locations around the city then using hand trucks and electric cargo bikes to deliver packages from the containers. The 13 UPSers working to deliver packages from the containers leads to 800 kilometers a day of delivery routes and zero emissions.