How did COVID-19 impact city logistics in Amsterdam?

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Walther Ploos van Amstel, a professor in city logistics at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, looks back on the impact of COVID-19 on city logistics in Amsterdam. Total freight traffic went down 10 to 15 percent at the beginning of the lockdown, but in May 2020 was back at 2019 volumes. The major lesson learned during COVID-19: …

Digital Twins lead the future of urban logistics

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Polis joins 26 high-level partners in the H2020 funded LEAD Project: Low-Emission Adaptive last-mile logistics supporting ‘on Demand economy’ through digital twins. LEAD will create Digital Twins of urban logistics networks in six cities, to support experimentation and decision making with on-demand logistics operations in a public-private urban setting.

Dutch Avy wins Blue Tulip Award for drone technology

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Dutch Avy wins a Blue Tulip Award for drone technology in the category mobility. Avy produces wing drones used solely for good causes. The Avy can be employed for medical deliveries and first response operations. Avy is autonomous and was designed for long-range, beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) missions, while maintaining safety and compliance regarding …

DHL reports about 5G potential for logistics

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For many people around the world, it is hard to imagine life without wireless access to the internet. Alongside food, water, and shelter, Wi-Fi is increasingly seen as a necessity in today’s modern world. Next-generation wireless describes the latest advances in a series of wireless technologies. DHL reports about 5G potential for logistics.

McKinsey: last mile is venture capital’s favourite

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Venture capitalists have recently invested around $28 billion in logistics startups, nearly all of it since 2015. As new technologies have entered the transport and logistics sector, efficiency has increased and prices have decreased. Yet the industry continues to face significant challenges, including a high number of breakpoints, complex pricing rules, and a lack of …

Rethinking last-mile logistics post-COVID-19

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COVID-19 is generating short-term disruptions and longer-term structural changes, with e-commerce experiencing soaring growth in categories like groceries and home care. Last-mile success will be tough, but getting it wrong could be catastrophic. Eric Hannon, Bernd Heid, Anja Huber, and Christoph Klink of McKinsey & Company present their vision in Automotive World.