Major European cities have become a testing ground for the next phase of city delivery for UPS. UPS Chief Information and Engineering Officer Juan Perez talked about the future of the UPS network; how they are integrating technology to connect the facilities, fleet, drivers and information systems fueling a more sustainable global network.
Delivering affordable, high-quality products to the billions of people who live in poorly served or remote locations presents a huge opportunity for innovative social enterprises. Unilever is now sharing their expertise to help them create successful ‘last-mile distribution’ models.
Food couriers have recently joined truck and taxi drivers in the category of jobs that are most likely to be made obsolete by self-driving technology. Ford is currently experimenting with self-driving delivery vans in Miami since earlier this year. And more recently, Ford joined with Postmates to see how people ordering takeout food would interact with …
The CART Pitch Event presented by US dunnhumby and Winsight Grocery Business reviewed hundreds of solutions to arrive at the winner: udelv, the first custom-made, public-road autonomous and electric delivery vehicle.
Dutch design agency UB18 presents a new innovative logistics concept for flexible cityhub hubs to support sustainable last mile delivery for the cargo bikes and LEVVs. It is a (mobile) hub unit for the delivery of packages for the last-mile delivery.
UPS announced it plans to deploy 50 plug-in electric delivery trucks that will be comparable in acquisition cost to conventional-fueled trucks without any subsidies. This is an industry first that is breaking a key barrier to large scale fleet adoption.
London based Brisqq provides local logistics-as-a-service, enabling retailers to offer same day (or later date) deliveries and returns in 1-hour time slots (chosen by the customer). Their technology takes the pain out of delivery for retailers by connecting them with local, crowdsourced, freelancers, providing 100% visibility over deliveries and state-of-the-art security features.
In a growing urban logistics market transportation companies are struggling to effectively change their operation to be smarter and more flexible but at the same time more sustainable. There is a lack of smaller (white label) city hubs suited for smaller and more sustainable delivery vehicles such as cargo bikes and light electric vehicles.
The International Cargo Bike Festival (ICBF) takes place Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April 2018 at the former airport Tempelhof in Berlin. The International Cargo Bike Festival 2018 will be hosted by VELOBerlin. It will take place at the former airport Tempelhof in Berlin on 14 and 15 April 2018.
Paragon has enhanced its routing and scheduling software to address the challenges associated with planning for electric and hybrid vehicles. With a growing number of logistics operations now committed to low-emission, fuel-efficient technology, this latest development will enable transport planners to better utilise vehicles that have limited ranges.