Estafeta courier service to make bike deliveries

Mexican courier service company Estafeta will now offer bicycle delivery services to reduce carbon emissions
Estafeta courier service to make bike deliveries
Ingo Babrikowski, general manager of Estafeta, said that the project was part of the company’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions - Photo: Ariel Ojeda/EL UNIVERSAL
14/06/2018
16:35
Mexico City
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On June 18, Mexican courier service company Estafeta will begin operating their bike delivery services called “green mailing,” which will cover 11 routes in Mexico City and one in Puebla.

“The main goal of this express mail service is to reduce our company’s environmental impact and contribute to improving urban mobility, offering faster and agiler deliveries to our customers,” the company stated through a press release.

The “green mailing” will be part of the company’s regular operation. The bicycles will cover short routes with high demand to make deliveries that used to be made by small vans, which translates into an immediate reduction of environmental impact in certain parts of the city.

“In order to make ‘green mailing’ possible, electrical bikes with specialized containers will be used, with an autonomy of 50 miles and a load capacity of 397 pounds,” the company added.

Estafeta’s project had won an innovation contest held by the company, with the participation of several collaborators. “Green mailing” won in 2016, and the company destined a part of its budget to the development of the project.

“The whole process was led by the project creator and it included pilot testing, area assessment in Mexico city in order to measure the feasibility of the operation, logistics for the ‘green’ routes, points of sale from which the bicycles would be operated, bike models, and safety equipment for the staff,” Estafeta explained.

Ingo Babrikowski, general director of Estafeta, said that the project was part of the company’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions while covering a need to improve mobility in the city. Deliveries will now be faster and more efficient.

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