McKinsey on the future of last mile logistics

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With the rise of e-commerce, consumer preferences have grown increasingly important in the formerly business-oriented parcel-delivery market. Large e-commerce players, as well as various start-ups, have identified last-mile services as a key differentiator. The variety of delivery options and the perceived quality of the delivery service are major decision-making criteria for online customers and hence …

PWC report on the future of the logistics industry

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Logistics companies are facing an era of unprecedented change as digitisation takes hold and customer expectations evolve. These changes bring both risk and opportunity. New technologies are enabling greater efficiency and more collaborative operating models; they’re also re-shaping the marketplace in ways that are only just beginning to become apparent. New entrants, whether they be start-ups …

Volvo research report: why goods movement matters?

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Cities cannot survive without an effective urban goods movement system. The health of the city’s economy is dependent on its ability to accommodate the movement and delivery of goods. Furthermore, the liveability that most cities are striving for is directly affected by the congestion and environmental impacts of trucks, the backbone of urban freight system. …

DenCity project working on collaboration in urban mobility

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DenCity is a collaborative project that aims to find innovative solutions and services to reduce congestion, environmental impact and enhance the quality of life for those living and working in densely populated urban districts. The project is led by the Swedish arena for collaboration within transport efficiency, CLOSER, at Lindholmen Science Park.

Give drivers more freedom to plan

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Carriers send their drivers out on the road with a set of strict transport orders. Transport planners specify exactly which route the driver is to take. But is that really so smart? With traffic being so uncertain, who is in the best position to make the best decisions: the planner at his desk or the …

Direct vision: improving road safety in urban freight

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London Cycling is campaigning for ‘direct vision’ to improve driver vision. Most cyclist deaths in London involve large lorries, around three quarters of these are contracted to construction and related industries. The standard large lorry used in the construction industry is built to an off-road specification that puts the driver high up with no view of …

The future of sustainable city logistics

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Clean and sustainable cities are appealing places to live, to work, to enjoy life, and – not least – to invest in. Sustainable city logistics needs to contribute to more livable and appealing cities with zero-emission vehicles that better match the size of the city, but also to the consolidation of freight flows and the …