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Continental Drones to deploy 12,000 electric UAVs across Africa


Ghana-based Continental Drones will deploy 12,000 electric unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from German tech developer Wingcopter across the African continent over the next five years. To carry out the initiative, Continental Drones has become a Wingcopter Authorized Partner (WAP) for all 49 sub-Saharan countries. The drone-based delivery networks are expected to improve the reliability and [...]

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Delivery Solutions partners with Stuart logistics platform


Fulfillment software provider Delivery Solutions has partnered with on-demand logistics platform Stuart to expand its same-day delivery services into the UK. Founded in 2015, Stuart is a tech logistics platform designed to enable businesses from a wide range of industries to deliver goods and services to their customers with speed and precision. The companies expect [...]

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FedEx expands its autonomous commercial line-haul trucking pilot


FedEx Corp has expanded its pilot program with self-driving vehicle technology company Aurora Innovation to autonomously move FedEx shipments on an additional commercial lane in Texas. In March 2022, Aurora’s autonomous trucks – based on the Peterbilt 579 vehicle – began to transport FedEx shipments between Aurora’s terminals in Fort Worth and El Paso in [...]

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GXO runs supply chain classes in Eastern Europe


Logistics provider GXO Logistics is running industry conferences, workshops, site visits and classes in partnership with non-profit association Polish Supply Management Leaders and non-profit organization Czech Logistics Association. The company is also pursuing a similar agreement with guild association Arilog in Romania. The partnerships are expected to enhance GXO’s industry presence in Poland, the Czech [...]

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Changing the return mindset to make online shopping more sustainable


Fashion retailer Zara has announced it will begin charging for online returns. And although the £1.95 (US$2.41) it is to charge for these returns might seem small, it could have a tremendous impact on the environment. With at least 30% of all products ordered globally being returned, online retailers are continuing to struggle with the [...]

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Amazon launches Buy With Prime – what will it mean for parcel volumes?


Amazon has announced Buy with Prime, which will extend Prime shopping to online stores other than Amazon. It will allow other retailers to offer an Amazon Prime-like experience at checkout. Marek Różycki (Last Mile Experts) and Ian Kerr (Postal Hub Podcast) discuss: Why Buy With Prime is an extension of the marketplace concept Benefits of [...]

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Yodel replaces diesel with hydrotreated vegetable oil for sorting depot shunters


UK parcel carrier Yodel is partnering with Certas Energy to replace diesel with hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) to fuel its shunter fleets at its Shaw, Wednesbury and Hatfield sorting centers. HVO is a drop-in diesel alternative manufactured from 100% renewable and sustainable waste. According to Certas, it provides a cleaner way to fuel commercial fleets [...]

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DHL to increase electrification of heavy vehicles with order for 44 Volvo trucks


Deutsche Post DHL Group will intensify its transition to heavy electric trucks by deploying a total of 44 new electric Volvo trucks on routes in Europe. The intended order includes 40 electric trucks of the Volvo FE and Volvo FL models, to be used for package deliveries in urban locations. Electric trucks for longer routes [...]

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