HANSE GLOBE 2019 goes to Lidl Switzerland and its transport partner Krummen Kerzers, pakadoo receives special prize

Lidl Switzerland and Krummen Kerzers have won the HANSE GLOBE 2019. The food discounter and its transport partner received the award for their project "Goodbye Diesel - Hello LNG", in the context of which 20 LNG vehicles were initially put into operation together with other logistics service providers from Lidl Switzerland and the first two LNG filling stations in Switzerland were set up on their own. The digital delivery service pakadoo received a special prize for its cross-package service provider solution for the last mile, which enables companies to handle their employees' or customers' private parcels professionally and securely. Economics Senator Dr. Michael Westhagemann, Professor Dr. Peer Witten, Chairman of the Hamburg Logistics Initiative, and the new DVZ Editor-in-Chief Sebastian Reimann presented the prizes at the Logistics Dinner in the Great Festival Hall of Hamburg City Hall in the presence of Hamburg's First Mayor Dr. Peter Tschentscher and almost 300 guests. The dinner speaker was Alexander Birken, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Otto Group.


With the "Goodbye Diesel - Hello LNG" project, which won this year's HANSE GLOBE award, the food discounter Lidl Schweiz and its transport partner, the food logistics company Krummen Kerzers, are pursuing the strategic goal of reducing CO2 emissions in logistics by 20 percent by 2023. Since the optimization potential has already been largely exhausted due to the modern Euro 6 diesel fleet, route planning and capacity utilization, the companies want to completely dispense with diesel vehicles in the future. Instead, they are opting for liquefied natural gas (LNG). From June of this year, the first 20 LNG vehicles, i.e. almost one third of the fleet, will be put into operation step by step. The aim is to reduce CO2 emissions (well to wheel) by around 500 tonnes per year. As there is currently no filling station infrastructure in Switzerland, Krummen Kerzers will install and operate two mobile filling stations on the premises of the goods distribution centres of Lidl Switzerland in Weinfelden (Thurgau) and Sévaz (Fribourg). The two filling stations are scheduled to open in June 2019. The filling station in Weinfelden can also be used by third parties.


Sebastian Reimann, jury member of HANSE GLOBE and editor-in-chief of DVZ Deutsche Verkehrs-Zeitung, summed up in his laudation: "Lidl Switzerland and Krummen Kerzers, together with their partners Thurtrans and KMT, show that it is possible to reduce emissions in the transport sector and at the same time pave the way for a new technology in practice. The cooperation between shippers and logistics service providers is particularly welcome as a forward-looking approach".


The "Goodbye Diesel - Hello LNG" project impressively demonstrates the potential of logistics to take on a pioneering role for more environmentally friendly transports," said Carmen Schmidt, Managing Director of Logistik-Initiative Hamburg Management GmbH. "Lidl Switzerland and Krummen Kerzers prove that the way to alternative fuels can be paved for all market participants through their own initiative.


Alessandro Wolf, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Lidl Switzerland, is very pleased with the award: "We are honoured that our cooperation project together with Krummen Kerzers has been honoured with the HANSE GLOBE Award", emphasises Wolf. "Our project stands for pioneering spirit in the field of sustainability. We want to show that sustainable logistics and profitability are not mutually exclusive. The renowned HANSE GLOBE Award honours and promotes our commitment and cooperation."


This year's HANSE GLOBE special prize was awarded to the digital delivery service pakadoo. The aim of bundling parcel delivery services across service providers is to achieve a 100 percent delivery rate, which will reduce CO2 emissions by 36 percent and costs for the last mile by 40 percent. Between June 2015 and December 2018, pakadoo users have already saved 385 tonnes of CO2 in this way. Since the number of pakadoo points in companies and public spaces is increasing and the number of users is also rising continuously, the CO2 value saved is expected to multiply in the coming years.


Sebastian Reimann: "Pakadoo has created an intelligent solution to bundle parcel delivery. This will reduce costs and emissions while making recipients more satisfied. This is why Pakadoo has earned the special HANSE GLOBE award."


"Winning the HANSE GLOBE shows us that the sustainable effects of reducing traffic and CO2 emissions that we achieve with our service are appreciated by the jury," said Markus Ziegler, founder and managing director of pakadoo. pakadoo is particularly pleased to receive the award here in Hamburg, as the Authority for Economic Affairs, Transport and Innovation was the first authority in Germany to enable its employees to receive private packages via pakadoo. And last but not least, Hamburg is also the leader in Germany with 28 pakadoo points".


For the jury, the decisive factors in selecting the winner were the degree of innovation, the impact and scope of the project, its transferability to other companies and the cost-benefit ratio. The jury considered these points to be best fulfilled by Lidl Switzerland and its cooperation partner Krummen Kerzers as well as by pakadoo. The winners of the HANSE GLOBE in recent years included the shipping companies Hamburg Süd and Hapag-Lloyd, DPD Deutschland GmbH, the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) and Hermes.



With the HANSE GLOBE - Hamburg's international award for sustainable logistics - the Logistik-Initiative Hamburg promotes environmentally friendly and sustainable commitment in logistics. This year, the location network will present the award for the twelfth time. Participation in the competition for the HANSE GLOBE is not limited to a specific region. Companies, institutions and public institutions can apply. The project must have a clearly recognisable relation to logistics and contribute to environmental protection or corporate social responsibility. Further information on the HANSE GLOBE can be found at


About the Hamburg Logistics Initiative

The Logistik-Initiative Hamburg Management GmbH is a company supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport and Innovation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the Logistik-Initiative Hamburg e.V.. The aim of this public-private partnership is to further expand the role of the Hamburg metropolitan region as a leading innovative logistics metropolis in Europe and to network logistics-related companies and institutions. To this end, the Logistics Initiative Hamburg offers a broad portfolio of services in the fields of information & public relations, service & support, working groups & project work and networking & events. It operates under the guiding themes of "Innovation and Value Creation" and "Network and Cooperation" in the fields of "Intelligent Infrastructure and Land Use", "Personnel and Qualification" and "Sustainability". Together with its partners, the Logistics Initiative Hamburg is the first point of contact for companies, institutions and the public in the Hamburg metropolitan region for all questions relating to the logistics-related economy. The network has been awarded the GOLD label "Cluster Management Excellence" by the EU. Further information can be found at


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