Category «Business»

Slow growth in Europe for electric trucks

According to the latest report from ICCT, the market for zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) experienced significant growth in the first quarter of 2024 despite an overall decline of 9% in HDV sales compared to the same period in 2023. The share of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) increased across all three segments (heavy trucks, light and medium …

The development of road transport technology through a marketing lens

A new article explores the development of road transport technology through a marketing lens. It analyzes and evaluates road transport companies’ technological development alternatives, focusing on how marketing influences the development and competitiveness of their services. The structural and technological development analysis identified the marketing factors shaping the technological development process. A review of scientific …

What’s left of Europe’s quick commerce sector?

Turkish quick commerce startup Getir is leaving Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK. Getir will concentrate exclusively on its domestic market, signaling a significant turning point for the business that once dominated the European speedy grocery sector — an industry swiftly transitioning from VC fascination to ridicule within a few brief years. With only a …

Consumer demand for ‘Real-Time Retail’ shakes carrier market share

Pitney Bowes Inc., a global shipping and mailing company that provides technology, logistics, and financial services, released its annual U.S. Parcel Shipping Index. The index revealed significant shifts in the carrier competitive landscape and consumer behaviors in 2023. Of the four largest carriers (USPS, Amazon Logistics, UPS, and FedEx), only Amazon Logistics grew volumes year …

ONOMOTION cooperates with Mercedes-Benz Vans for efficient solutions along the last mile

ONOMOTION, a Berlin-based company that specializes in electric cargo bikes, and Mercedes-Benz Vans are revolutionizing last-mile logistics efficiency by integrating cargo bikes with eSprinter. Collaboratively, ONOMOTION and Mercedes-Benz Vans have enhanced the technology demonstrator SUSTAINEER, built on the foundation of the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter. Through the partnership between the SUSTAINEER and the e-cargo bike ONO, Mercedes-Benz …

How Amazon supports safety and decarbonization

In 2023, Amazon reached a milestone in delivery speed. Over 7 billion units arrived the same or next day, with over 4 billion in the U.S. and over 2 billion in Europe. Amazon collaborates with partners within the operational network to ensure safe and efficient package delivery to customers. Amazon’s commitment extends to keeping their …

Varamis Rail launches zero-emission freight service in London

Varamis Rail has unveiled its innovative zero-emission freight service to revolutionize urban logistics. This service utilizes high-speed electric trains to transport goods directly into the heart of London. Compared to existing urban logistics options, this new service promises faster, more efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable deliveries. The company marked the launch with an event at London’s …

Zedify to test ‘Parcels as Passengers’

To tackle urban congestion and maximize resource efficiency, the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) has joined forces with Zedify to introduce a weekly parcel service from Bristol to Plymouth along the Falcon coach route. Initially conceived as a pilot project, this service forms part of the innovative ‘Parcels as Passengers‘ initiative, designed to optimize …

Amazon: fulfillment cost in 2023 35,6% of net sales

Amazon surpassed sales expectations during the 2023 holiday shopping season. The net product sales for the last quarter of 2023 were 76,7 $ billion, reflecting a 9 percent increase from the previous year. Despite facing challenges from cost-conscious consumers and increased expenses, Amazon’s holiday sales events provided optimistic signs of a potential recovery in its …