Packages with a quality seal “Güte(r)siegel”

DB Cargo and DHL are working together on climate-friendly logistics - and making it visible to recipients.

In 2020, every German citizen received an average of 49 parcels - around 13 percent more than in the previous year. In order to meet the rising demand and at the same time pursue its own ambitious climate targets, DHL is now bringing significantly more deliveries by rail in cooperation with DB Cargo. The trend has been evident in the statistics for years. DHL, the world's leading parcel service provider, is now responding to the rising demand and, in cooperation with DB Cargo, will be transporting more deliveries by rail in future. The aim is not only to increase the absolute transport volume, but also the relative share.sticker.jpgThis is why the cooperation between DB Cargo and DHL is being further expanded. The share of parcels transported by rail has already been increased from two percent to six percent this year. In the long term, the aim is to transport around 20 percent of national parcel shipments by rail. "Parcels belong on the rails - we are developing a network on the rails together with Deutsche Post DHL," explains Dr. Sigrid Nikutta, CEO of DB Cargo. This is a strong alliance for the climate, because every DHL train saves our planet 80 to 100 percent CO2 compared to road transport. A single goods train can transport up to 100,000 parcels."truck.jpg