Category «Business»

Dutch Flitsmeister introducing crowd logistics

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Dutch Flitsmeister Pickup connects the local retailer to a community of 1.7 million loyal users. This enables the retailer to deliver quickly and efficiently. In addition, the user can lend a hand and earn some extra money. Flitsmeister warns drivers about speed cameras, saves fines, and provides real-time traffic information and now: Flitsmeister Pickup.

Sustainable deliveries to university campuses: this is how it’s done

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Together with their suppliers and logistics service providers, the Dutch Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have worked five years on sustainable deliveries to their campuses. The result: an approach to sustainable logistics that can be scaled up to other large cities. The impact: fewer kilometers traveled by vehicles, more …

Parcel deliveries and parking: potential for improving productivity

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Recent growth in e-commerce has impacted the distribution of parcel deliveries in cities, with residential deliveries accounting for a rapidly growing share of urban freight movement. Through field observation and development of a simulation model, a study by UTRC aims to investigate the characteristics of parcel delivery activity in a heavily residential area of Manhattan, …

Velove introduces Velovers: trained and certified cargo bike couriers

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To make the shift from van-based to e-cargobike-based last-mile delivery easier, Velove introduced Velovers: trained and certified e-cargobike couriers. Swedish Velove developed an award-winning e-cargo bike, the Armadillo, and a containerized last-mile delivery solution for this purpose. This solution is more productive, energy-efficient and city-friendly than any type of van for small parcel delivery in urban …

Traffic data: the key to effective road traffic management

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Floating car data (FCD) is commonly used to derive historic travel times on individual roads, as well as evaluate traffic data algorithms. FCD, which is GPS data obtained from navigation devices and applications, provides a vehicle’s location and speed to feed live automated traffic management systems with essential information. TomTom’s Nick Cohn writes about it on …