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Turkish to launch weekly Brussels freighter

20.04.2018

Turkish Airlines Cargo is adding Belgium's Brussels airport to its European network with a weekly Airbus A310 freighter, starting on April 28. The new direct call, linking to the carrier's Istanbul hub, has been announced to the freight forwarding community, with details of flight TK6338… Source: News


Collaborative and clean city logistics

20.04.2018

DHL, DPD, GLS, Hermes and UPS are reportedly working together to trial a parcel delivery model in Berlin which will use cargo bikes and shared micro depots. Source: News


Volvo launches all-electric truck

20.04.2018

Volvo has launched its first all-electric truck for commercial use. The Volvo FL Electric is designed for urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications. Sales and serious production are set to begin in Europe next year. “We’re immensely proud to present the first in a range of fully electrically-powered Volvo trucks ready for regular […]


Aldi and B&M to develop massive Bedford DCs

20.04.2018

Aldi and B&M are to create 1,400 jobs in Wixams, Bedford with the development of two major regional distribution centres. Aldi has been issued planning permission for a 800,000 sq ft DC, creating around 400 jobs, while B&M is to open a 1 million sq ft DC that will create 1,000 new jobs. Matthew Barnes, […]


Polish online retailer testing Twizy Cargo vehicles for urban deliveries

20.04.2018

The Polish online retailer Eobuwie.pl has ordered two Renault Twizy Cargo electric vehicles to make same-day deliveries in the city of Wrocław. Source: News


Debenhams starts warehouse automation

20.04.2018

Debenhams has activated the first stage in the automation of its distribution centres as part of a new operating model. The retailer has been rolling out direct-to-floor distribution, and it said certain stores are now receiving their deliveries fully sorted by division, making processing and floor replenishment in stores much more effective, it said in […]


Record cargo first quarter for Leipzig/Halle airport

20.04.2018

Leipzig/Halle Airport handled 298,500 tonnes of airfreight in the first three months of 2018, a 12.3% increase on same period last year. The German gateway, and Europe’s fifth-largest cargo hub, handled about 107,500 tonnes in March, setting another monthly record. Leipzig/Halle Airport handled… Source: News


Japanese companies see big things in small-scale industrial robots

20.04.2018

TOKYO (Reuters) – A two-armed robot in a Japanese factory carefully stacks rice balls in a box, which a worker carries off for shipment to convenience stores. At another food-packaging plant, a robot shakes pepper and powdered cheese over pasta that a person has just arranged in a container. Source: News


Will Robots Take All the Supply Chain Jobs

20.04.2018

Wide Range of Views on This. I am Pessimistic, as Bill Gates Calls for Robot Tax Source: News


Keeping on truckin', no matter what

20.04.2018

It's a land grab for capacity in an ultra-tight market, and all ideas are on the table. Source: News


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