The stock markets reacted negatively to the AholdDelhaize financial report for 2020. At the start of the AEX-trading day, the stock opened 5 percent lower. Boom, a billion stock market value gone. Despite strong growth figures, investors were disappointed with the lower net profit due to setbacks in the US; including investments in local distribution centers …
Cajoo, a new French startup has raised €6 million funding. Cajoo wants to make it easier to order groceries and receive them 15 minutes later. It is launching in Paris. Cajoo wants to differentiate itself with a one-stop-shop approach. Cajoo operates its own micro-fulfillment centers. It has its own inventory of products. It manages the fleet of …
A new ICTT report assesses the real-world nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions behavior of heavy-duty diesel vehicles in the United States measured using portable emissions measurement systems (PEMS). This assessment is based on 160 PEMS tests from engines certified to 0.2 grams per brake horsepower-hour (g/bhp-hr) of NOx.
There is a major role for electric mobility in the Dutch Climate Agreement presented in June 2019. Almost 12 percent of CO2 emissions are produced by road transport, and 30 to 35 percent of the CO2 emissions in road transport are related to city logistics. The Dutch Climate Agreement states that road transport must reduce …
In the era of e-commerce and climate change, sustainability in last-mile delivery is an important factor. More online shopping and more fast shipping mean more vehicles on the road with lower utilization, higher frequency of deliveries, and more stops per route. These conditions have a direct impact on the environmental footprint of last mile.
During the International City Logistics Conference 2019 Matthew J. Roorda (University of Toronto) presented his research on vehicle routing problems (VRP) with movement synchronization of drones, sidewalk robots, or foot-walkers (the ‘driver helper’). The VRP extension with movement synchronization (VRPMS) has potential applications of drone and robot technologies to assist with the delivery of parcels.
One out of four delivery vans in cities are for installation, repair and maintenance work by engineers; often still diesel. That is why the universities of applied sciences of Amsterdam (AUAS), Arnhem and Nijmegen (HAN) are starting a two-year research project into the use of electric vehicles in service logistics.
In the United States and Western Europe, many traditional grocery retailers are seeing their sales and margins fall. And, things could get even worse. McKinsey presents a vision on how to reverse the trend and presents six imperatives for change. The last mile in online groceries being one of them.
The transport sector uses little electricity today. It accounts for less than 2% of total global electricity demand, according to the World Energy Outlook. Rail is the largest user, responsible for about 70% of transport electricity demand. Plans for further electrification in railways and new subways, especially in developing economies, may lead to a small increase.
According to Dutch research institute TNO, the safety level of the Stint is not sufficient for passenger and freight transport. A study conducted by TNO presents risks for the safety of the driver and passengers of the Stint.