When it comes to freight transportation, much attention is paid to the last mile of a delivery. But what about the final 50 feet? A lot happens after a delivery truck pulls into an alley or loading bay. In fact, 60 percent of a carrier’s time is spent after the truck stops. Reducing the amount …
The use of cargo bikes for goods deliveries is a promising concept of urban logistics. In this paper by Hofmann et. al. (2017), a simulation-based assessment tool integrating this cargo bikes in urban distribution systems is presented.
Micro-shopping trips, defined as trips that take less than five minutes, are becoming increasingly common thanks to grocery services that let customers order online and pick up in-store. The increase is attributed to lockers, where shoppers can pick up preordered items. Bryan Pearson reports about it in Forbes.
More than 1 in 6 Dutch people do their grocery shopping online. In just three years, Picnic has grown from delivering in Amersfoort to over 60 locations in the Netherlands and Germany. And, each day new customers join. Picnic’s Joris van Tatenhove reports about Picnic’s success in e-groceries on Medium.com.
Food delivery services are gaining popularity. To deliver products, horizontal cooperation, e.g. multiple competing restaurants share delivery resources, enables one to reduce costs, and increase logistics performance and service quality. Consequently, numerous logistics providers like Deliveroo, and UberEATS are entering the market.
Using metro and tram for urban freight could be a good plan. TramSit is a new logistics system to transfer cargo to and from dense cities without the need of any motorized vehicle like vans and trucks based on containerisation.
The attraction to urban areas means that new houses and workplaces are needed. Building new houses or renovating older housing stock is a natural way for a city to evolve. However, the end products of construction projects are produced at their place of consumption. This means that a multitude of materials and resources need to be …
In the fourth edition of the DHL Logistics Trend Radar, a series that started in 2013, DHL reveals 28 key trends that could impact the logistics industry in the next five to ten years. The Logistics Trend Radar is developed through the analysis of mega- and microtrends as well as direct input from research institutes, …
This week New York City unveiled a $100 million plan to overhaul the city’s aging urban freight systems through strategic investments to modernize their maritime and rail assets and create new distribution facilities, with the ultimate goals of creating nearly 5,000 jobs for New Yorkers and a more sustainable and resilient city logistics network.
Dutch e-groceries company Picnic is taking responsibility for decreasing the energy footprint. Picnic’s mission is to: maximise energy efficiency, source electricity from 100% renewables and ensure that energy is used when supply is high and demand is low.