First/last/only-mile options in urban freight transport can significantly reduce the environment and health burden of the transport of urban goods. This is very relevant as the effects of traffic noise, air pollution and congestion are most acute in cities. A new EEA report looks at first/last/only-mile options in urban mobility from both passenger and freight …
Growing demand for e-commerce delivery will result in 36% more delivery vehicles in inner cities by 2030, leading to a rise in both emissions and traffic congestion without effective intervention. Without effective intervention, urban last-mile delivery emissions and traffic congestion are on track to increase by over 30% in the top 100 cities globally.
Light goods vehicles are an important part of London traffic. With changes to delivery demand and traffic patterns more broadly, they often have a big impact on cities. A group of researchers partnered with industrial organizations specializing in last-mile parcel delivery, thereby gaining access to data which allowed researchers to construct an agent-based model of the …
The e-commerce megatrend is a big opportunity for postal players, but the market and competitive dynamics are squeezing incumbents. In a new report, The endgame for postal networks: How to win in the age of e-commerce McKinsey presents three winning tactics that can help these companies stay competitive.
On July 16-18 2019, join the Ecommerce Foundation and the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (NL) on its event EcommerceWiki Week. It is a 3-day refresher course and summer academy in an Amsterdam. Get practical knowledge and insights about ecommerce with experts in their fields, on how to: attract new customers, convert them and how to make …
The Final Project Symposium for the Freight Traffic Control 2050 project (www.ftc2050.com) will take place in London on Tuesday 25 June 2019: ‘Fast, Green & Free Deliveries: Overcoming the Last-Mile Challenge in Urban Transport’.
Greg Hewitt is CEO of DHL Express US, where he is responsible for the company’s International Express business. He reflects on the future of last mile logistics on MH&L: “Companies must be constantly ready to adapt their supply chains to reflect changing market conditions and customer demands”.
The UK Government Office for Science presented an evidence review exploring the trends in the UK last mile urban freight, and how users and technology interact with the changing system between now and 2040. It highlights the areas which will be most impacted by the coming changes.
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released an analysis of the impacts of e-commerce trends on the trucking industry, including the challenges and opportunities that more regionalized retail supply chains and the proliferation of urban last mil deliveries have presented.
Last-mile delivery has created a continuing flow of issues that couriers and logistics companies have been working on for a long time. Recently, retailers have taken the issue into their own hands in attempts to ease the last mile headache themselves.