Primark to introduce new, more sustainable truck fleet
Primark is to introduce a fleet of 15 Longer Semi Trailers (LST's), and take delivery of 10 new Iveco tractor units which will be fuelled by liquified natural gas.
The LSTs will each carry twice the volume of stock as the company’s existing trailers which will mean 1,600 fewer trailer journeys every year.
Primark says that will equate to 728,000 fewer kilometres travelled each year and the elimination of 680 CO2 equivalent tonnes from its transport operations in the UK.
The delivery of the new LSTs, manufactured in Stoke-on-Trent, marks the start of a new phase in Primark’s move towards a more sustainable transport model.
The 10 new Iveco tractor units will cover approximately 200,000 kms per year, enabling quieter deliveries and further reduce the environmental impact of the company’s logistics operations.
Ian Hicks, Head of Transport, Primark, said in a statement: “We have been working hard for many years to reduce the environmental impact of our logistics operations and we are delighted to take this next step in boosting the sustainability of our transport model.
“These new trailers have double the capacity of standard trailers and will significantly reduce our transport emissions in the UK.
“We are proud to bring these new additions into our transport fleet, to help make a more positive impact on the environment. The new trailers with their unmissable Primark branding can be seen on UK roads from this week.”
Last month, Primark announced it is rolling out a nationwide recycling scheme in the UK, encouraging shoppers to donate their pre-loved clothes, bags and footwear from any brand.