Amsterdam

Floating depot and clean vehicles

March 3rd 2021

In Amsterdam, PostNL picks up mail form mail collection boxes and delivers and picks up B2B mail and parcels. They operate from a warehouse outside the city-centre. The pilot demonstrates how this can be done by means of e-freight bikes instead of vans and introduces microhubs in Amsterdam.

BAU All transport between the PostNL warehouse and Amsterdam city-centre is done by means of diesel vans.
A1 63% of the shipments from and to Amsterdam goes through 7 micro-hubs and is delivered or picked up by e-cargo bikes. Transport between PostNL warehouse and microhubs is done by diesel trucks (twice a day), 37% is done like in BAU.