McKinsey: will the coming mobility revolution make urban traffic better?

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Despite governments’ best efforts, traffic is getting worse in many cities, and urban mobility has become increasingly complex. Congestion carries health consequences, in the form of accidents and air pollution. Demographic trends will accentuate today’s strains, which aren’t solely about the movement of people. E-commerce is also growing fast, adding to the demand for urban commercial …

UPS joins reusable consumer packaging solution Loop

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UPS has joined the coalition of the world’s largest consumer product companies and international recycling company TerraCycle to unveil an innovative reusable and returnable system for managing consumer product packaging. The system, called Loop, will be tested in Paris and New York as a first step toward full implementation in consumer markets.

Research: understanding logistics sprawl

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In the last few years, the issue of the location of logistics activities emerged in the literature, in Europe, and in the US, especially from the perspective of logistics spatial dynamics as logistics sprawl. These issues of spatial dynamics question urban policies because they underline the lack of interest in freight in the planning process.

LeasePlan reveals most EV-ready markets

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Driving an electric vehicle is now a viable option in an increasing number of European countries but some markets are decidedly more prepared than others. Research carried out by LeasePlan for its EV Readiness Index 2019 looked at the maturity of the EV market (also including plug-in hybrids), the maturity of EV infrastructure, government incentives …