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.
The HVTT15 (Heavy Vehile Transport technology) offers a worldwide platform for transportation companies, researchers, policy makers, regulators, OEMs and suppliers and the transport industry, to exchange knowledge and experiences in order to support the development of a safe, sustainable, efficient and productive road freight transport. The conference takes place October 2-5 2018 in Rotterdam (NL).
Crowdshipping might seem the ultimate solution for city logistics, though executing a seamless operation with outdated systems can be a hassle.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.