DB Schenker, a leading logistics service and land transport provider, has opened a new terminal in a central location at Bergen Flesland Airport. The 46-acre plot houses a 7,000m² state-of-the-art logistics center. Large parts of the area are dedicated to freight handling. Solar panels on the roof make the building and operation largely self-sufficient in electricity. The building has modern facilities for employees and drivers.
DB Schenker in Bergen has a large catchment area for its operations in the region and with the increased capacity at modern locations can offer the market good and reliable transportation products, not only on the road but also for sea and air freight.
The company is taking an important step toward eco-friendly logistics. Last month, it began a test with the electrically powered and highly innovative Volta Zero from Volta Trucks in Norway. The all-electric truck was presented at the official opening of the terminal in Bergen.
Christian Drenthen, board member for land transport, commented, “This terminal forms an important and integral part of our pan-European network, which comprises 430 terminals across Europe, and is also of great importance for the Norwegian domestic network. By deploying the Volta Trucks, we are significantly increasing the pace of electrification of our fleet and investing in greener transport solutions. This brings us closer to DB Schenker’s goal of strengthening our position as a sustainable market leader for logistics services.”
Wolfgang Frank, head of land, DB Schenker Norway, said, “The terminal in Bergen is a powerful part of our network. We are pleased that we can finally offer our customers and the market the best facilities for freight transport in the region. We are now well positioned for further sustainable growth, and Volta Truck takes us further toward an eco-friendly land transport.”
DB Schenker and Volta Trucks announced its partnership in 2021. The subsequent order of nearly 1,500 zero-tailpipe emission Volta Zero vehicles was the largest order of medium-duty electric trucks in Europe at that time. DB Schenker plans to deploy the all-electric, 16-ton Volta Zero in its European terminals to deliver goods from distribution hubs to urban areas and city centers.