City logistics is not only fundamental to the supply of goods within our towns and cities, it is also central to the quality of life of the people who live there. As the rapidly growing scale of urban logistics increasingly brings into conflict the sometimes complex demands of different stakeholders (city authorities, logistics companies, retailers and …
Trams are usually used to carry passengers, but across Europe, there are some examples of using them for carrying freight (‘CarGoTram’ of Dresden, Germany and the ‘Cargo-Tram’ of Zurich, Switzerland). There are specific conditions that provide a possibility of using trams for cargo delivery in urban areas. They concern infrastructural, economic, and organizational issues.
According to Just Eat Takeaway’s director of the UK branch, Andrew Kenny, the meal delivery company has set up several tests with supermarkets for home delivery of groceries. Currently, private investors are investing billions in grocery delivery companies worldwide.
The small robot HUGO will be delivering packages on campus Johanneberg of Chalmers University of Technology. The project Climate Neutral Urban Logistics is a collaboration between several partners to test and evaluate new, autonomous solutions for delivering goods in cities.
Service engineers install and repair charging stations and solar panels for sustainable energy but still drive around in diesel vans. In the Netherlands, service logistics is responsible for 25 to 35% of the kilometers driven by vans and for 10 to 15% of the CO2 emissions from road freight transport. So how do we achieve …
Dwell time is defined as the time that delivery workers spend performing out-of-vehicle activities while their vehicle is parked. Restricting vehicle dwell time is widely used to manage commercial vehicle parking behavior. However, there is insufficient data to help assess the effectiveness of these restrictions.
ABB and Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a collaboration to develop a cloud-based digital solution for the real-time fleet management of electric vehicles (EVs). The solution will optimize the efficient use of EVs and speed up the electrification of transport fleets, helping operators maintain 100 percent business continuity as they transition to fully electric.
DHL Express released a Whitepaper “The Ultimate B2B E-commerce Guide: Tradition is out. Digital is in“. The paper predicts strong growth for the B2B E‑commerce market in the coming years. By 2025, 80% of all B2B sales interactions between suppliers and professional buyers will take place in digital channels.
Ingka Investments, the investment arm of Ingka Group, owner and operator of 389 IKEA stores and e-commerce in 32 countries, has invested close to GBP 12 million in location technology what3words. The investment will be used to launch the company in new international markets while continuing to develop partners within the e-commerce and logistics sector.
With e-commerce setting records during the 2020 holiday season and package deliveries forecast to grow by 80% over the next decade, a new study by the MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab reveals the tangible environmental benefits of online shopping versus bricks-and-mortar.