2020 review

2020 service summary:
-12,600 deliveries completed
-15,100 miles mainly cycled with a good bit of EV driving
Services added:
– Home delivery from April 2020, including pharmaceuticals.
– Daily electric car use, to cover parts of County Durham, Wearside and south Northumberland (as shown on this December service map).

Huge thanks to amazing customers (including The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustCake StoriesPink Lane BakeryFood and Drink North EastDurham Markets Company Limited) for helping us learn and demonstrate what low carbon logistics can achieve.

2020 – done!

The team completed their last deliveries of the year during a very cold, icy Newcastle week. ZMOVE has grown and evolved this year, responding to our customers changing needs. The operations team piloted three electric cargo bikes and a range of other EVs to complete over 12,000 low carbon deliveries across north-east England through the year. We’ll be back on Saturday January 2nd to start the 2021 mission.

Home healthcare deliveries

Following a successful October trial, we’re delighted to be supporting Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s home healthcare delivery service, for low carbon, high speed daily multi-drop runs. Our healthcare riders are loving this important work!

Durham Market Hall collaboration

We’re thrilled to be supporting Durham Market Hall’s new online shop, giving local Durham residents a home delivery option from market traders. This is also our first software collaboration, with customer orders flowing straight through in to our routing software, enabling faster, more accurate home delivery.

Coming home…

Such a thrill to contribute to Food and Drink North East‘s first campaign film. What a glorious showcase for the best of our region’s food producers. We believe wholeheartedly in supporting enterprises than enable short food mile chains. Our rider Duncan certainly doesn’t regret that very early start…


ZMOVE heading to Durham

ZMOVE expect to launch a new zero emissions delivery service for Durham in early autumn. We’d really welcome expressions of interest for electric cargo bike riders and electric vehicle drivers to help us make Durham a safer, cleaner more sociable place to live and work. Express your interest by completing this short form and we’ll be in touch: https://forms.gle/uydGFyCsVeWFHFis6

Partnership progress

As key customers Cake Stories, the Flower Folk and Local Heroes NE expand their delivery footprint, we’re growing our zero-emissions service to support them. On Friday 12th, four of the team were delivering concurrently across a roughly 300 square mile area, stretching from Washington to Blyth, in a mix of e-bikes and electric cars.

Local Heroes NE delivery day

Our support for the Local Heroes NE virtual market is slowly growing, including this first pick up and delivery of goods in to the packing hub this week.

Coastal cruising

We made our first coastal run today, dropping literature at North Tyneside Council offices in Cobalt and then picking up Pure Knead bread in Whitley Bay for the Local Heroes NE virtual market. With new active measures being planning on the coast, we’d be keen to build a weekly coastal run. More to follow!

New delivery zone!

ZMOVE can now deliver further across Newcastle and Gateshead, using a range of zero-emission vehicles to maintain fast, clean, quiet distribution. The map below shows our new 78 square mile zone, including the postcodes covered. Do drop us a line to discuss your business delivery needs further. (nick@zmove.uk, tel 0191 603 1780.)