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Research: accessibility and equity analysis of transit facility sites for common carrier parcel lockers

Transit goals have typically focused on commuter trips but facilitating urban last-mile freight logistics is a potential strategy to increase transit ridership and mitigate the demands of parcel distribution on the transportation network. Presently, most parcel lockers operate out of private businesses, but consumer surveys have found that transit users may be interested in locker …

Micro depots: the smart delivery challenge

Last-mile logistics is both a source and cause of problems in urban areas, especially problems related to traffic congestion, unsustainable delivery modes and limited parking availability. In this context, multiple sustainable logistics solutions have been proposed. A paper by Rosenberg et. al. focusses on micro depots (MDs), which can function as a consolidation center and …

Swedish tech startup Instabox secures venture capital deal

Swedish logistics disruptor Instabox raised €36M funding; pushing its valuation to €100M. The investment round was led by Creades, a Swedish investor and London-based credit specialist CORDET. The new fund will be used to fuel further expansion of its smart parcel lockers in both the existing and new European markets. Also, it will focus on growing the …

From home delivery to parcel lockers: a case study in Amsterdam

E-commerce is still a strong growing segment with fierce competition among parcel delivery service providers. To stay ahead of the competitors’ innovation is necessary. Currently, parcels are being delivered with large delivery vans which will usually deliver single parcels to doorsteps of their customers. This so-called ‘last-mile delivery’ is the most expensive logistics activity. In …

Research: from home delivery to parcels lockers in Amsterdam (NL)

During the International City Logistics Conference, 2019 Ron van Duin (TUDelft, Netherlands) presented his research parcels lockers in the Amsterdam De Pijp district. Currently, parcels are being delivered with large delivery vans which will usually deliver single parcels to doorsteps of their customers. The last mile is the most expensive logistics activity. In the literature, it is proposed that …

Research: evaluating parcel locker systems in a car dominant city

Automated systems enabling customers to pick-up e-purchased goods from designated 24/7 Parcel Locker pickup points are proliferating. While they offer the promise of improved access to goods and reduced travel for consumers and delivery vehicles, the integration of these systems in cities, and their impact on access, generally and by mode are understudied.

Are automated parcel lockers more sustainable and efficient? Maybe…

Home deliveries are the preferred method of delivery for consumers today. But, due to the specific, costly nature of home deliveries together with changes within society e.g. people working longer and more flexible hours and the competition between logistics providers, new more sustainable alternatives are being implemented. Automated parcel lockers being such an alternative.