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DHL wins warehousing and transport contract for bp pulse EV charging network expansion

Logistics giant DHL Supply Chain has been awarded a contract by bp pulse, the electric vehicle (EV) charging business of bp to manage warehousing and transportation for its expanding network of charging points.

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bp pulse is a leading provider of rapid and ultra-fast public EV charging points in the UK, aiming to reach over 100,000 globally by 2030. Under the new agreement, DHL will play a key role in this growth strategy.

The contract involves storing EV chargers and related equipment, including critical parts, substations, wiring, and cabling, at a central location in DHL’s Ryton warehouse. This facility will act as a national logistics hub for bp pulse. 

Equipment will be dispatched from Ryton and delivered to installation sites across the UK, with a dedicated secondary site in Belfast serving Northern Ireland. By consolidating assets in these two locations, DHL aims to streamline bp pulse’s operations and improve efficiency.

DHL will leverage digital solutions, including telematics, to provide bp pulse with real-time tracking and monitoring of deliveries. They will also coordinate with various stakeholders like electrical suppliers, local councils, and franchisees to ensure smooth and efficient charger installations.

DHL emphasises its commitment to safe handling, storage, and transport of EV chargers. They have implemented training and compliance processes aligned with bp pulse’s safety policy. This includes adhering to independent auditing standards set out by ISNetworld. Additionally, DHL drivers have obtained ADR qualifications, allowing them to handle specific EV chargers classified as dangerous goods. Two-person delivery protocols are also mandated across the operation, ensuring specific training in lifting and handling EV equipment is consistently followed.