Tag «parcels»

Alibaba logistics group Cainiao grew 26% over the past year

China internet giant Alibaba Thursday reported September-quarter results that beat earnings but showed another quarter of weak revenue performance. The e-commerce firm reported adjusted earnings of $1.82 per U.S. share on revenue of $29.12 billion. On a year-over-year basis, Alibaba’s earnings rose 15% while sales increased 3%. In the prior quarter, revenue fell by 4%. Cainiao Logistics …

PostNL presents poor results Q3 2022

Since the publication of PostNL’s Q2 2022 results in August 2022, the global macroeconomic environment has further deteriorated, impacting many industries. Inflation has increased, with The Netherlands reaching a record-high level of almost 15% in September, while consumer confidence has dropped to an all-time low. This is negatively impacting consumer spending and is expected to …

Drone flight data reveal energy and GHG emissions savings for tiny parcel delivery

Uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) for last-mile deliveries will affect the energy productivity of delivery and require new methods to understand energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Researchers have combined empirical testing of 188 quadcopter flights across a range of speeds with a first-principles analysis to develop a usable energy model and a machine-learning algorithm …

LCV versus cargo bike: the case of DB Schenker in Paris

A paper by researchers from SPLOTT – AME, Gustave Eiffel University, Champs-sur-Marne, France, focuses on the conditions for the financial sustainability of cargo bikes compared with electric light commercial vehicles (LCVs). The analysis is based on real data from parcel service company DB Schenker. The dataset consists of 600.000 operations made in Paris over two …

Research: Citywide parcel deliveries via crowd shipping minimizing efforts for crowdsourcers

Most current crowdsourced logistics aim to minimize systems cost and maximize delivery capacity, but the efforts of crowdsourcers such as drivers are almost ignored. In the delivery process, drivers usually need to take long-distance detours in hitchhiking rides based package deliveries. In a new paper by Cheng et al. (2022), researchers propose an approach that …

City logistics: a blockchain decision framework for collaborative parcel deliveries

The growth in e‐commerce has led to increased pressure within the courier, express, and parcel (CEP) sector to tackle the ‘last‐mile’ issue and come up with solutions that not only satisfy the customers, but also other stakeholders such as city councils and other regulatory bodies. Scholars have highlighted micro‐hubs and the associated horizontal collaboration as …

New York City taxing online deliveries?

A New York City lawmaker proposes $3 tax for online deliveries, to save the cities public transport (MTA) and check Amazon’s power. As the MTA faces layoffs and cuts to subway and bus services, Robert Carroll, a state lawmaker, is reviving a proposal to raise money for MTA by charging a $3 fee for every …