Category «Business»

Alibaba logistics group Cainiao grew 26% over the past year

China internet giant Alibaba Thursday reported September-quarter results that beat earnings but showed another quarter of weak revenue performance. The e-commerce firm reported adjusted earnings of $1.82 per U.S. share on revenue of $29.12 billion. On a year-over-year basis, Alibaba’s earnings rose 15% while sales increased 3%. In the prior quarter, revenue fell by 4%. Cainiao Logistics …

Instabox Netherlands filed for bankruptcy

Challenger in the Dutch parcel market Instabox Netherlands (and Red Je Pakketje) has been declared bankrupt. However, an internal email reveals that the company will soon have a consultation with staff and the appointed trustee Mr. Voermans. The parent company Instabox was founded in 2015 in Stockholm and operates the most extensive network of parcel …

Leen Menken Foodservice: delivering zero-emission with Last Mile Box

When refrigerated products are delivered using a mobile cooler with electric transport, there are no CO2 emissions. It also reduced the number of transport movements in Amsterdam during a trial initiated by Dutch Leen Menken Foodservice Logistics and Rijkswaterstaat this spring. The test took place in Amsterdam Zuid. Further research and deploying multiple mobile cool …

PostNL presents poor results Q3 2022

Since the publication of PostNL’s Q2 2022 results in August 2022, the global macroeconomic environment has further deteriorated, impacting many industries. Inflation has increased, with The Netherlands reaching a record-high level of almost 15% in September, while consumer confidence has dropped to an all-time low. This is negatively impacting consumer spending and is expected to …

Arrival produces first production verification van in microfactory

Producing their first production verification vehicle, Arrival is proud of their team for their hard work to make this happen. This first van is a manifestation of their in-house technologies all coming together to produce a vehicle in a Microfactory – from the composite materials, autonomous mobile robots, and components to the software that controls the robots …

Europe’s mega EV charging city logistics campus

A smart city logistics campus just outside Amsterdam will provide mass electric-vehicle charging and enable a ban on fossil fuel engines by 2030. Watch to find out how digital enterprises are coming together to reimagine the future of last-mile logistics. So CLIC partner Essent. In conversation with Financial Times, COO Stephan Segbers explains why the …

UPS named winner in IDC’s Best in Future of Operations North American Awards

International Data Corporation (IDC) announced UPS was named Overall Winner of the IDC Future Enterprise Best in Future of Operations North America Awards for its “On-road Dynamic Route Optimization and Navigation” (ORION 3.0) project. The annual awards recognize an organization that can rethink how operations are managed. At the heart of ORION 3.0 is UPS’s desire to …