Deghri Messengers is a green courier service that was founded in 2013 and that provides deliveries by bicycle of goods and packages inside Beirut. Unfortunately, it released a statement this morning announcing that it will cease its activities because “the time and cost required to deliver on the vision is more than the market is prepared to invest”.
I’ve tried their service a couple of times, they’re punctual and fast but Beirut is not that bike-friendly and I’m sure people would still rather order taxis. You’d expect the Beirut municipality or the authorities to support such initiatives and help them grow but that’s obviously not the case.
In all cases, it’s sad to see them shut down and I wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors!
Here’s the full statement:
Dear Customers and Supporters,
We are sad to announce today that after more than four years of working to create the first of its kind green courier service provider in Lebanon, we have made the very difficult decision to cease its activity.
All of us at Deghri Messengers دغري, along with our partners and the cycling community, remain committed to promoting and encouraging environmental responsibility and have great confidence that green bicycle delivery services will become a reality in the near future. However, at this point, the time and cost required to deliver on the vision is more than the market is prepared to invest.
As a result, the Deghri Messengers site and Facebook page will be taken down on May 31st 2017.
Thank you for supporting Deghri Messengers and our Vision of a greener Lebanon.
The Deghri Messengers Team