UAE’s official postal operator Emirates Post Group (EPG) has teamed up with BrightDrop Solutions, a new business from General Motors, reimagining the commercial delivery and logistics industry for an all-electric future.
According to the company, the MoU intends to explore possibilities around sustainable logistics services in the UAE, particularly in delivery vehicles.
“The agreement seeks to support EPG’s growing operations at Emirates Post, the UAE’s official postal operator and leading express services provider for more efficient, smarter, and sustainable last-mile solutions,” the company said.
The parties agreed to collaborate in testing future proof of concepts in accordance with their respective goals and strategies, such as the deployment of an electrified delivery ecosystem and other new, innovative technologies. Further, EPG will explore how to utilize BrightDrop’s ecosystem of connected delivery products, software, and services to create a more sustainable and more efficient transport of goods.
“The rise in eCommerce is creating challenges globally. Electrifying EPG’s delivery fleet could help to combat the negative effects of vehicle-related emissions on climate change while incorporating BrightDrop’s connected products could help reduce delivery costs and improve safety on roads across the UAE. Our ecosystem is centered around industry-leading, high-tech solutions designed to make the world a cleaner and more sustainable place to live and work, and we believe it’s collaborations like this that will help accelerate the development and deployment of these technologies on a global scale.”
“Emirates Post Group is transforming its business and adopting intelligent solutions to establish competitive advantage while promoting sustainable solutions. We are pleased to work with BrightDrop to meet smarter and more efficient last-mile services. This new agreement fosters our commitment to improving our operations to be more dynamic, optimized, and eco-friendly,” commented Mr. Badr Al Olama, Chairman of Emirates Post Group.