Monthly archives: August, 2017

McKinsey: how will same-day and on-demand delivery evolve in urban markets?

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A new set of competitors, on-demand urban delivery providers, has recently entered the B2C delivery market. These start-ups, including Deliveroo and Foodora in Europe, as well as DoorDash and Postmates in the United States, offer a different form of service: they integrate demand aggregation via their own mobile platforms with dedicated in-house operations to enable …

DHL extends City Hub concept in the Netherlands

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DHL Express has extended its City Hub concept for environmentally-friendly urban deliveries to The Hague (NL) with a new pilot involving electric vehicles. This pilot will also deploy Deutsche Post DHL Group’s StreetScooter electric delivery van in the global DHL Express delivery network for the first time. The City Hub concept was first launched in March 2017 in …

Dutch research on the use of light commercial vehicles

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The light commercial vehicle, or delivery van, is the workhorse of both companies and the self-employed in the Dutch economy. And with good reason: it is a multifunctional and flexible mode of transport and compared to (smaller) trucks and cars it is also cheap to buy and use. Moreover, a ‘lighter’ drivers license B is sufficient to …