DHL: shortening the last mile

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Urbanization is making the last mile of delivery more complex and critical for the success of e-commerce companies, according to new research by DHL. With over 600 million more people forecast to live in urban environments by 2030 and new technologies creating opportunities for both service enhancement and disruption, online retailers and their logistics partners …

Research: robotisation of urban freight

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A new paper by van Kaauwen and Van Duin aims to research the developments and innovations in urban freight transport. The paper focuses on the future and implications of robotization in this field. The developments in urban freight transport from a logistics service provider perspective are based on the constraints space, legitimacy and resources.

Safer trucks for New York City

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The NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) announced that the City’s vehicle fleet will transition to using trucks that better protect pedestrians and cyclists. The trucks, known as high vision trucks, minimize blind spots by lowering the height of the truck cab, using additional windows, and reducing the size and height of the truck’s …

EcoLogistics project in Argentina, Colombia, and India

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Urbanisation continues relentlessly and irreversibly. People move to the cities to find work, education, services, amenities and social experiences to enrich their lives and more and more urban areas, are becoming ‘megacities’ through largely unplanned growth and development, which in turns increases urban living disadvantages such as pollution, noise and traffic congestion and worsens quality …