The finalists for the Motor Transport Awards 2022 have been announced and FSEW is delighted to be shortlisted for the Low Carbon Award!
Never has the issue of climate change and carbon emissions been higher on the agenda. This Award is for the fleet operator who can show real progress in cutting carbon emissions over the past 12 months.
We are delighted to have been recognised for our commitment to cutting carbon emissions and landmark journey of ‘green’ growth after becoming the first company to introduce the UK’s first commercial electric articulated HGVs. We have been shortlisted in the Low Carbon Award category which recognises fleet operators who have shown real progress in cutting carbon emissions over the last 12 months. This impressive accolade comes as FSEW marks 20 years of business and we celebrates fast growth recording 15.5m turnover in May 2021 and £26.4m by February 2022
The electric articulated HGVs are replacing around 65,000 diesel-fuelled road miles with clean green energy, removing 87.4 tonnes of CO2e per year. The first two electric lorries were employed by Tesco at the year, covering daily freight operations between Cardiff and Magor. We have installed charging points at its site in South Wales that provide enough energy to power these large vehicles for 100 miles before needing to charge again.
The electric lorries are just part of our low carbon strategy replace more than 40 diesel vehicles with low-carbon alternatives and switch to fleet-wide zero-emissions transport operations by 2025.
We are also committed to reducing CO2e emissions by 1,439 tonnes on an annual basis by reducing our diesel fleet by 25%, becoming more efficient and demonstrating a clear strategy to reduce our emissions. Biomethane fuel trucks are also an important new addition to our fleet. Switching to biomethane fuel gives more than 85% reduction in CO2 emissions and up to 40% lifetime fuel cost saving from diesel.”
FSEW counts Tesco, Hoover Candy Amazon, and Ford amongst its customers. This next stage of the company’s development takes FSEW to the next level in terms of future expansion, positioning them at the forefront of the freight forwarding sector and showcasing the success of this entrepreneurial Welsh business on a national and international platform.
“Tesco’s distribution network is one of the largest in the UK and plays an important role in our efforts to become net zero in our own operations by 2035. We’ve already made progress by starting our switch to electric home delivery vans and rolling out electric vehicles charging points for our customers. I’m excited that Tesco can also lead the way in electric haulage innovation, helping to tackle this last source of road transport emissions with the support of FSEW.”
Jason Tarry, Tesco UK, and ROI CEO
“We all want to do what we can for the environment so we’re proud that Magor and Wales was chosen to be the first location to use these zero emissions lorries. It’s always exciting to get new kit and we can’t wait to try these lorries out in our busy operation.”
Jason Watts, Distribution Centre Manager, Tesco Distribution Centre Magor
“During the testing times of the global pandemic and supply chain resource shortages, FSEW have consistently assisted our business in implementing our supply chain strategy, offering an agile and efficient service. We are never short of communication and data when required, further supporting our day to day operations. We have recently embarked on conversations regarding electric vehicles, which we at Hoover Candy are extremely excited to involved with. We are very keen to be taking FSEW’s lead on offering an environmentally sound delivery service.”
Owen Lee, Supply Chain Manager UK, Hoover Candy
“We have found the service from FSEW to be first class especially through the height of the container and driver shortage. It is great to see the drive to Net Zero with Electric and Hydrogen trucks.”
Roland Llewellin Managing Director, Hyundai Power Products
“Blackwood Engineering have been in partnership with FSEW for 14 years. Both businesses have grown together throughout this time and faced many challenges and changes in Supply Chain operations.
Blackwood Engineering along with many of their customers are looking at ways to reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a greener future so the fact that FSEW are among the first freight forwarders in the UK to purchase and put into operation their electric trucks has been an excellent contribution to this initiative. FSEW ship and freight around 30 TEU’s per week into the UK for Blackwood Engineering so being able to do this with the use of electric trucks has really enabled us to contribute to a cleaner environment.”
Lucy Carey, Supply Chain Manager, Blackwood Engineering Ltd