Urban freight: hub or no hub?

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Countless books and articles have been written about urban distribution centers, logistics decoupling points, city hubs and urban consolidation centers. Every self-respecting European city has been the scene of such initiatives – the one more successful than the other, but all highly subsidized in any case. What can we learn from those initiatives? The best …

The future is in precision-guided logistics

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More and more companies are offering their customers delivery options. CoolBlue offers “Ordered today, delivered tonight” service, for example. In the construction sector, it’s: “Ordered today, delivered to the site between 7 and 9 tomorrow morning” – unless you’d rather pick up your package at the pick-up point yourself tonight. Agreed is agreed. Customers expect precision-guided …

Cleaner city logistics starts with procurement

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Local government is one of the largest employers in the Netherlands, with departments and services across hundreds of sites in a municipality. Every day, these sites are supplied with printer paper, catering, maintenance products, cleaning items, paving and much, much more. These sites also produce substantial waste streams on a daily basis. The supply and …

HelloFresh innovates last mile logistics in Netherlands

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HelloFresh starts several innovations in fulfilment. In collaboration with FoodLogica, an Amsterdam startup in the field of sustainable logistics, the meal box service starts this month with a pilot project for delivering meals with refrigerated cargo bikes in Amsterdam. Additionally Hello Fresh offers customers the option to follow the delivery route from one half hour …

SAILOR EU research project: Smart lAst mILe cOmmeRce

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The objective of the EU-funded SAILOR project is to develop real-time solutions to the matching problems of parcel delivery companies and the final customer, shortening routing distance as well as increase first-time deliveries and reverse logistics in the last mile. The final goal of SAILOR is to improve cost efficiency and decrease congestions and pollutions …