Technological innovations to tackle challenges in city logistics are being developed, tested and applied all over the world. A clash between fast changes and slow structures per square meter. During the Heavy Vehicle Transport Technology Conference in Rotterdam (NL), October 2-5, 2018 the second day will focus on city logistics.
CityFreighter is a clean-tech startup with team members in the US, Europe, and Asia. They are developing smart, light-duty commercial electric vehicles for the last mile combined with intelligent front- and back-end integration with their customers’ value chains to meet the needs and challenges of urban logistics in the future.
UPS has begun a pilot with Latch smart access devices to enable in-building deliveries to multi-unit homes in New York City, providing increased security and convenience for residents who are not at home to receive packages.
CEO Frank Appel wants to modernize Deutsche Post DHL Group from top to bottom. One of his ambitious goals is zero emission logistics in 2050. As no automotive manufacturer was interested in developing a suitable electro vehicle for Deutsche Post DHL Group, they decided to do it alone with StreetScooter.
Self-driving car startup Nuro is ready to put autonomous vehicles on the road in partnership with retailer Kroger to deliver groceries. This pilot will serve one single Fry’s Food and Drug location in Scottsdale, Arizona (USA). Customers can shop for groceries and place either same- or next-day delivery orders via the grocer’s website or app.
Norwegian Posten Norge has entered into an agreement with Buddy Mobility to develop the world’s first self-driving mail and parcel robot. In selected cities, the new robot could replace the mailbox as we know it today. The customers will be notified that mail or parcels are on their way, and they can decide whether to meet …
The use of delivery management systems (DMS) for construction logistics in London has grown considerably in recent years, and are now viewed as essential tools to address an increasingly complex and regulated construction environment. The emergence of DMS, therefore, is closely linked with this evolving compliance landscape. Research by Transport for London provided valuable insights …
DHL Express has started in Groningen (NL) with a CityHub for sustainable city distribution. It is a local operation with a parcel shop function from which cargo bike couriers, in particular, deliver and collect parcels and where consumers can pick up and send shipments themselves.
Micro-shopping trips, defined as trips that take less than five minutes, are becoming increasingly common thanks to grocery services that let customers order online and pick up in-store. The increase is attributed to lockers, where shoppers can pick up preordered items. Bryan Pearson reports about it in Forbes.
Using metro and tram for urban freight could be a good plan. TramSit is a new logistics system to transfer cargo to and from dense cities without the need of any motorized vehicle like vans and trucks based on containerisation.