Crowdshipping might seem the ultimate solution for city logistics, though executing a seamless operation with outdated systems can be a hassle. If the correct tools are not used properly, companies could spend too much time labeling, sorting and routing shipments .
UK-based company Ocado has been credited with revolutionising the UK’s e-grocery arena. An online player with cutting-edge technology, a centralised hub-based delivery system and lucrative partnerships with high-end retailers, and Ocado is profitable. Sales in 2017 are expected to grow towards 1,5 bln Euro. Net margin was 1%.
The growth of e-commerce has helped spur development in the logistics sector for warehousing, sorting, transporting and delivering goods. But urban areas present unique challenges in that regard, and many logistics companies are worried how that plays into business growth and sustainability, according to a recent UPS and GreenBiz survey.
Starting summer 2018 household garbage and company waste from busy inner city will be removed via the Amsterdam canals, directly to the waste incineration. In recent years, experiments have been done with collecting waste through the Amsterdam canals.
Voltia wants help companies switch to e-mobility. EVXpert centralizes the best available information to enable decision makers to discover, analyze, and compare light commercial electric vehicles available on today’s market and choose the one that’s right for your operations. Check it out here. Unfortunately light electric vehicles are not yet seen as an option.
The NexTrust project has tested an innovative system for last mile e-commerce deliveries in Berlin. The pilot, named ANGEL, runs in partnership with Kisura, an online shopping service, and Berlin Last Mile, a logistical service provider. Since launching in July 2017, ANGEL has shown positive results.
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Since the amount and complexity of urban shipments is increasing drastically, cities are facing new challenges such as illegal parking and more emissions. Common logistic practices need to be reconsidered by all participants to foster smarter urban logistic solutions.
The International Cargo Bike Festival 2017 Magazine is available online presenting relevant case studies on the use of cargo bikes in urban freight; Urban Arrow, LEVV-LOGIC project, DHL and more.
In e-groceries home delivery costs remain high. The last mile challenge remains a big one. What are some of the innovative ways that retailers have risen to that challenge? McKinsey partners Louise Herring and Jessica Moulton speak with McKinsey Publishing’s Monica Toriello about how UK grocery retailers can reinvigorate the in-store experience for customers while …