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Aramex adds 10 electric vehicles to Amman fleet

AMMAN, October 22, 2017

Aramex, a global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, has revealed the new addition of 10 electric vehicles to its fleet in Amman, Jordan.

This comes as part of a longer-term strategic move by Aramex to convert the entire fleet to electric vehicles, in order to reduce operational CO2 emissions and mitigate climate change, said a statement from the company.

The successful pilot in Jordan will be followed by a rollout of more electric vehicles in the UAE, Egypt, and Lebanon over the next 12 months, it said.

Raji Hattar, chief sustainability officer at Aramex, said: “We pride ourselves on being a leader in sustainability across the region. Protecting the environment is an integral part of our ‘Delivering Good’ platform, therefore, we are committed to reducing CO2 emissions from our operations by an additional 20 per cent by 2020, over the initial target of 20 per cent of CO2 reduction we achieved in 2016.”

“Where regulations and infrastructure allow, we will be looking to introduce electric vehicles to all of the 72 markets in which we operate,” he said.

Aramex’s “Delivering Good” platform represents its commitment to promoting sustainability and helping communities grow, it added.

The company currently has CSR projects and initiatives in 97 per cent of its global operations and is driven to deliver better future to the communities in the markets where they operate.

Today’s announcement follows the successful construction of the company’s solar farm to generate 1.2 megawatt of power for Amman operations.

Aramex is currently transforming its Dubai warehouse facility to incorporate similar technology, albeit on a grander scale; once fully operational it will generate over 7 megawatt of solar power.

The company is also aiming to introduce similar projects to all its facilities where the regulations permit in the coming years, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service

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