Category «Business»

Royal Mail is testing call-and-check services in Jersey

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Loneliness is increasingly being recognized as a public health issue. Nearly one out of five of all adults in the UK feel lonely most or all the time. Health implications of loneliness include heart disease, stroke, and Alzheimer’s. In support of the UK’s loneliness strategy, Call&Check partnered with the Royal Mail to check on older …

Waste collection with barges in Leiden (NL)

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CityBarge, Renewi, and their logistics partners are starting to transport commercial waste on the canals of Leiden (NL). CityBarge’s mission is to make cities more liveable by restoring existing canals and using them for city logistics. Through a combination of a zero-emission pusher tug and pushed barges, logistics flows in the inner city are transferred …

Uber: more revenue in delivery than in mobility in 2020

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In the fourth quarter of 2020 ‘delivery’ is now bigger than ‘mobility’. Mobility (gross bookings fourth quarter 2020): $6.79 billion, down 50% from a year ago. Delivery (gross bookings): $10,1 billion, up 130% from a year ago. For all of 2020, Uber’s net losses amounted to $6,8 billion, around a 20% improvement from a staggering $8,5 billion loss …

Designing a new last-mile delivery vehicle for Picnic

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Picnic is an online supermarket currently operational in the Netherlands and Germany. Groceries are ordered from an app and delivered to the consumers using a light electric last-mile delivery vehicle. This vehicle is currently used for densely populated residential adreas and works well enough to support the current number of Picnic deliveries.

Dutch Parcls gets funding for role-out of white label pick-up-points in Amsterdam

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The Amsterdams Klimaat- en Energie Fonds (AKEF), Rabobank, and current shareholders – with a total capital investment of 1.7M – have made it possible for Dutch Parcls.com to open a hub in every neighborhood of Amsterdam. With the fifth hub opening soon in Amsterdam West, Parcls.com already has reach of 360,000 households in Amsterdam and Nieuwegein. Households now have the option …

Amazon opening a regional urban parcel hub in Amsterdam region

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Amazon is to open a new delivery station in Schiphol, the Netherlands to provide the fast and reliable delivery Amazon customers ‘love and trust’. To meet the increasing customer demand and add capacity and flexibility to its delivery network, Amazon will open its own delivery station and will start working with small and medium-sized independent local …

Remote diagnostics keeping fleets on the road

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Remote diagnostics, available from vehicle manufacturers and technology suppliers, are helping companies better manage truck maintenance. UPS has found the system reduced fleet downtime by identifying needed repairs and streamlining maintenance. Remote diagnostics services enable fleet managers to monitor engine fault codes and maintenance issues while the truck or van is on the road.