The paradigms of the on-demand economy and e-commerce let emerge, new business models, challenging the success of non-digital native companies. Delivery options are no longer driven by the supplier, but more and more influenced by the customers’ preferences, with a consequent disruptive impact on the delivery process, and city logistics in particular.
Current urban city logistics literature often claims that rising e‐commerce and the associated courier‐, express, and parcel‐ (CEP) deliveries are inherently responsible for the increase in urban road traffic and the related congestion, disturbances, and delays within cities.
On behalf of Österreichische Post AG, the Institute for Transport Economics and Logistics of the Vienna University of Economics and Business conducted a study on city logistics in Vienna. The aim was to find out to what extent the parcel services (CEP) service providers actually contribute to the total traffic volume in Vienna.
Last-minute rerouting, guaranteed deliveries within two-hour windows, drop-offs in places without street addresses. Parcel delivery companies have been talking about all of this for years. That this future has now arrived is no surprise. The million dollar question is who is leading the way… BCG took a close look.
UK Institute of Couriers (IOC) chair of electric vehicle group, Sam Clarke is looking at green beyond the power train. Gnewt Cargo is participating in a trial to investigate whether ‘parcel porters’ could help reduce CO2 emissions from delivery vans.
A new research paper from the UK present a vision of how ICT can be leveraged to help combat the impact on pollution, congestion and carbon emissions contributed by the parcel delivery sector. This is necessary given the growth in parcel deliveries, especially same-day deliveries, and light commercial vehicles and the need to inform initiatives for cleaner city …