Tailormade Logistics adds first electric trucks to its fleet

Tailormade Logistics, a pioneer within the logistics sector in terms of sustainability and winner of the Transport & Logistics Green Truck Award 2023, inaugurated its first electric trucks.
In this way, TML takes the next step in the area of alternative drivetrains to reduce its fleet's CO2 emissions and increase the share of alternative fuels and drivetrains within its fleet.

Holistic view on sustainability

The purchase of electric trucks is part TML's broader sustainability strategy, which does not only aim to reduce CO2 emissions per km driven.  

TML COO, Michael Meyers: "Reducing the kilometres driven and reducing CO2 emissions from our operational activities are obviously important, but focusing on just that is not enough. We are committed to sustainability in all areas, a shift from road transport to multimodal, HVO as an alternative fuel, solar panels and charging points at our logistics sites, the electrification of the company car fleet, reducing waste streams and maximising reuse and recycling." 

"In addition, we aim for sustainable long-term relationships with our customers, which make the realisation of such projects possible, not only in terms of transport but on every link in our customers' logistics chain," Michael Meyers clarified.

Last mile transport within North Sea Port

These first 2 electric trucks will be used by Van Hove & Co - since March this year, a Business Unit within Tailormade Logistics - for transport within the Port of Ghent.
Volvo Truck cabs will be transported intermodally, by rail, to the port and brought to the Volvo Trucks plant Oostakker with the FM Electric, according to the 'Just In Sequence' principle. 

The vehicles are supplied by Volvo Trucks. Frank Kimpe, Managing Director of Volvo Trucks Belgium officially handed over the key to Frank Van Hove, Operations Manager of the Van Hove & Co Business Unit, in the presence of Sofie Bracke, alderman for Economy, Trade, Sport and Port of Ghent and Fred Baert, Commercial Manager of North Sea Port. 

Frank Kimpe: "The Volvo FM Electric is part of our growing range of heavy electric trucks. A strongly growing market segment, within which Volvo Trucks holds a leading position."

Climate-neutral port

Fred Baert, commercial manager North Sea Port: "Tailormade Logistics, Van Hove & Co and Volvo Trucks Belgium together show that it is possible to make the 'last mile' more sustainable. This contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions and a climate-neutral port in 2050." 

Alderman Bracke: "It strikes me that I often have to be in the port these days to highlight a sustainable initiative. You notice by everything that our port, our companies, are on the move. Everyone is working towards the same goal: to halve CO2 emissions by 2030 and be completely climate-neutral by 2050. That a Ghent-based transport company like Tailormade Logistics is betting on electrification and collaborating with Volvo Trucks, another player from our port, for this purpose, I can only applaud!"