DHL Provides Logistics Support in Shipping Ultra-Energy Efficient Vehicles for Eco-Marathon in Malaysia

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Karachi, September 04, 2012: DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, provided logistics support in shipping ultra-energy efficient vehicles to ‘Shell Eco-Marathon (SEM) Asia 2012’ held in Malaysia recently. The cars designed by PNEC-NUST team BOLT, an Urban Concept car and BALLISTA, a prototype cars weighed 130 and 70 kilograms respectively.

As part of its global GoGreen program, DHL Global Forwarding Pakistan was the official logistics partner of Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC) at the National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Karachi. A team of young students from NUST took part in the international mega-event ‘Shell Eco-Marathon (SEM) Asia 2012’ held at Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia. The marathon was aimed at challenging students from around the world to design, build and test ultra-energy efficient vehicles. The 10 winners of the competition were the teams that went furthest using the least amount of energy. Teams from Pakistan have participated in this marathon since 2009.

Speaking at the occasion, the CEO of DHL Global Forwarding Pakistan, Imran Shaikh, said, “We at DHL continuously focus on protecting our environment under our GoGreen initiative in which we optimize the carbon efficiency of our network, fleet and buildings. Our support for the Eco-Marathon held in Malaysia is in line with our global strategy and also helps us encourage young talent in Pakistan to pursue sustainable development.”

As a global company, DHL takes up its responsibility: under the motto “Living Responsibility”, its efforts focus on three areas: environmental protection (GoGreen), disaster management (GoHelp) and championing education (GoTeach). We also support the volunteer work of our employees through our annual Global Volunteer Day and the Living Responsibility Fund.

Global Volunteer Day 2012
For the second time, Deutsche Post DHL will be calling on its employees, customers and business partners around the world to take part in its annual Global Volunteer Day 2012. Following the success of last year in which about 60,000 people worldwide participated in supporting community projects, the company will launch this year’s activities from September 6 – 16th. For Global Volunteer Day, employees have the opportunity to get involved in community projects such as helping children, young people and the elderly, renovating or cleaning schools and community centers and carrying out environmental projects.
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