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Perpetual pilot purgatory

19.10.2018

To move emerging technologies forward, the materials handling community needs to move beyond pilots and share results Source: News


Stena’s battery ship completes first tests

19.10.2018

The Stena Jutlandica has completed its first month of operation as a battery hybrid vessel on the Gothenburg-Frederikshavn route. In the first stage of test, electric power is being used for manoeuvring in port. The second stage will be to run on electrical power for about ten nautical miles. In the third stage it is […]


Get ready for worst-case Brexit, warns FTA

19.10.2018

The Freight Transport Association is advising companies to be prepared for a worst case Brexit scenario, in the light of the lack of progress in the negotiations between the UK and EU. Head of European policy Pauline Bastidon said: “There are massive decisions which need to be made urgently by companies and cannot be left […]


Local authorities not ready for growth in last mile logistics

19.10.2018

Urban logistics facilities are expected to expand by 40 per cent over the next four years, but only a quarter of local authorities have policies to deal with the demand, according to a study by planning consultant Lichfields. ‘Going the last mile: Planning for last mile logistics’ found that 80 per cent of councils have […]


All electric 25-tonner on trial in Hamburg

19.10.2018

Meyer-Logistik has taken delivery of an all-electric Mercedes-Benz eActros which it will test over the course of the next year. The 25-tonne refrigerated rigid will be used to serve supermarkets in the centre of Hamburg. It has payload of ten tonnes and is expected to cover 100 kilometres a day. The range of the eActos […]


Honeywell to integrate voice with SAP Business One

19.10.2018

Honeywell has launched an integrated voice-directed solution for SAP Business One users. It has signed an original equipment manufacturer agreement with SAP to integrate and offer its Guided Work Solutions as an add-on for SAP Business One. The new software application runs on the Android operating system and is based on Vocollect voice technology. It […]


Advance Information of Berths in Ports Can Cut Cost and Emission

19.10.2018

If sea-going vessels were better informed about the availability of berths and adapted their speed accordingly, substantial savings could be made in terms of fuel and CO2 emissions. This conclusion is based on a study that was recently commissioned… Source: News


DHL races ahead

18.10.2018

DHL Global Forwarding is using a combination of air, sea and road to move racing cars and associated cargo to back-to back racing events in Japan. To support the races, the logistics giant will manage all transportation, customs clearance and ground handling for 36 racecars, spares, and ancillary… Source: News


DPD opens first electric parcel depot in London

18.10.2018

DPD has opened an all-electric parcel depot in Westminster and set out plans for a further seven all-electric sites in London. The 5,000 sq ft facility on Vandon Street will be known as DPD Westminster and will have capacity to deliver 2,000 parcels a day using an all-electric fleet. The company will use electric Mitsubishi […]


Winners and losers in the grocery market

18.10.2018

Grocery sales rose 3.2 per cent £26.3 billion in the 12 weeks to 7th October driven by strong growth at the discounters and online specialist Ocado. Figures from Kantar Worldpanel show that Aldi increased sales by 15 per cent on last year taking its market share to 7.6 per cent. However, the big four all […]


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