The John Lewis Partnership announced will reduce its operational greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 at the latest, without purchasing offsets, in line with the pathway set by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to limit global warming to 1.5C.
Greg Hewitt is CEO of DHL Express US, where he is responsible for the company’s International Express business. He reflects on the future of last mile logistics on MH&L: “Companies must be constantly ready to adapt their supply chains to reflect changing market conditions and customer demands”.
The Dutch Hub Company develops and builds semi-mobile hubs for smart city logistics. Mobility points that are multi-functional. Not only smart in function but also in use. Creating new mobility solutions by making smart use of the available spaces in cities, using electric vehicles and cargo bikes in combination with a hub.
Peapod Digital Labs, the digital and eCommerce engine for Ahold Delhaize USA, announced that it is partnering with leading crowdsourced logistics company Deliv to help their US brands extend same-day grocery delivery in select markets.
Ahold Delhaize, which operates supermarkets in Europe and the US (‘Stop & Shop’ and ‘Food Lion’) is on track to meet a 20 percent US online sales growth target this year as it opens automated grocery distribution points along the East Coast, chief executive Frans Muller said in an interview.
In October 2018 PostNL announced long-term goals to deliver emission-free in 25 Dutch city centers by 2025, and deliver emission-free in the last-mile throughout the Benelux by 2030. In their new annual report, PostNL announces more actions towards becoming green in city logistics. Cleaner vehicles Continuous investment in cleaner vehicles has helped reduce emissions from the …
Shipment Zero is Amazon’s vision to make all Amazon shipments net zero carbon, with 50% of all shipments net zero by 2030. Dave Clark, Amazon’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations & Customer Service blogs about it on the Amazon blog.
Ford has launched a pilot trial of a last-mile delivery service in London that could combine logistic solutions using light commercial vehicles with cycle and even pedestrian couriers. The trial will be conducted in collaboration with parcel delivery courier Gnewt by Menzies Distribution.
Dutch Peter Appel Transport, Albert Heijn, DAF Trucks, Simon Loos, and TNO are testing driving electric trucks-with-trailers in cities. As part of the test, not only fully electric trucks are used, but also plug-in hybrid trucks, a European first. The partners want to determine which functional and operational requirements they have to meet in order to deliver …
In 2018 Ikea made a bold pledge. By 2025, the company will deliver every item worldwide by electric vehicle. It started with a full switch to EVs in five cities: New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Amsterdam, and Shanghai by 2020.