Over a third (34%) of global retail business leaders admit that the packages they ship worldwide are at least double the size of the actual product inside. This is leading to 46 bln US Dollar in extra cost of transportation. A global study by DS Smith has revealed this.
McKinsey presents an updated outlook for the last-mile delivery ecosystem, given the rapid development in technology. How will technological advances affect unit economics, customers, and competitive dynamics? McKinsey sees examples of technology piloting and testing across the globe. But they also see the beginning of series productions and scaling of technology deployment by several companies.
Autonomous delivery services are fast becoming another potential disrupter in the landscape of new technologies trying to redraw the map for final-mile urban delivery. Sidewalk delivery robots already are a reality in some cities, on college campuses and large corporate business parks.
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.
In the fourth edition of the DHL Logistics Trend Radar, a series that started in 2013, DHL reveals 28 key trends that could impact the logistics industry in the next five to ten years. The Logistics Trend Radar is developed through the analysis of mega- and microtrends as well as direct input from research institutes, …
For urban planners, retailers and logistics companies, the growing flow of products from manufacturer to consumer presents new challenges. What is the impact of increasing e-commerce in our European cities? And what can be done to facilitate this transformation of our shopping habits?
Construction site machinery is responsible for a significant amount of air, noise, and climate pollution yet remains unregulated. The development of the EU Clean Vehicles Directive offers an opportunity to address regulation, writes Mark Preston, Policy Assistant at the environmental NGO Bellona, on Euroactiv.
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.
When people think about self-driving cars, they imagine a future where they buy a car that has a “self drive” button that takes them wherever they want to go. But the impact of self-driving technology is likely to be much broader than just driving.
The delivery of packages ordered online can be made much more sustainable: “Unnecessarily large vehicles are essentially transporting air,” says Walther Ploos van Amstel, professor of city logistics at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, on Twinkle. The way he sees it, there are twice as many delivery vans driving around in the city as necessary.