During the International City Logistics Conference, 2019 Hans Quak (TNO NL) presented his research on lessons learned of 10 years of Binnenstadservice. In the Netherlands, Binnenstadservice (BSS) runs UCCs and UCC services for over a decade now. The research discusses the development and the experiences of running a UCC in practice in the form of lessons learned.
Scania’s new battery electric self-driving urban concept vehicle is designed with the flexibility to shift from ferrying commuters to and from work in mornings and evenings, delivering goods during the day and collecting refuse at night. Scania’s engineers have taken the modular system to the next level in developing a concept vehicle that can change …
The growth of online groceries presents great challenges. Financial director Ton van Veen of Dutch retailer Jumbo: “This is a substantial loss-making business model. Everyone knows that”. Van Veen states that the logistical process behind grocery delivery is costing too much.
Chief Executive spoke with FedEx founder and CEO Fred Smith about emerging technologies and their place in global commerce. FedEx recently introduced the concept of the same-day robots and is building a $1.7 billion expansion out at the FedEx campus, where there will be a lot more automation there.
The Kroger Co. has a long history in retail grocery operations. Today, Kroger is a $115 billion company operating in 35 states in the US. Kroger owns 38 manufacturing facilities that produce about 40 percent of the private-label brands sold in Kroger stores.
The e-commerce megatrend is a big opportunity for postal players, but the market and competitive dynamics are squeezing incumbents. In a new report, The endgame for postal networks: How to win in the age of e-commerce McKinsey presents three winning tactics that can help these companies stay competitive.
What if the future of mobility would not only mean the electrification of vehicles but also a real change on the urban roads where the streets are not blocked by parked delivery vehicles. With Ducktrain, German start-up DroidDrive has developed an electrical, automated logistics device that elevates light vehicle-based logistics to a new level of …
While many postal companies are reducing the number of mailboxes on the streets, Royal Mail is converting theirs for parcels. Royal Mail is introducing the UK’s first ever parcel postboxes in 1.400 locations across the country after a successful trial.
Fast, reliable, efficient and sustainable. The automotive industry has discovered the advantages of in night distribution 25 years ago. Items ordered at the end of the day will be delivered before the next working day. This enables dealers to provide excellent service to their customers. what potential is there for deliveries to service engineers in cities?
Recently Internodz launched a new service that makes it possible to view all deliveries coming around your location and add your orders into them. The concept behind Internodz is based on the idea that there are lots of deliveries roaming in your city and some of them are already going to come to your location. Users …