Purolator International Expands Next-Day Air Delivery Service Into Canada

Supply Chain Brain

Purolator International, a provider of North American logistics services, has expanded its next-day air delivery into Canada, making the service available to more U.S.-based based shippers

Drone Delivery: A 9+ Year Gestation for Amazon Prime Air

Talking Logistics

I believe we’re witnessing the birth of a new transportation mode, one that will take many years to develop and mature (but will probably happen sooner than we think), and one that will make our current discussions about driverless cars and same-day delivery sound silly in retrospect.


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UPS pushes back residential delivery commitment time for Next-Day Air Service

The Supply Chain Journal

has pushed back its delivery commitment times for Next Day Air service to certain residential locations to noon from 10:30 a.m., The affected residential locations will be those with “typical” delivery times of 10:30 a.m., UPS Inc.

The Race for Last Mile Drones

Logistics Viewpoints

One of the most difficult and expensive aspects of the supply chain is last mile and home delivery. Autonomous last mile deliveries are part of the answer to the e-commerce boom that we are experiencing. Amazon contacted customers in Lockeford to ask them to opt in to drone delivery.

Wing Launches America’s First Commercial Drone Delivery Service

Airfreight Logistics

In a first for drone delivery in the U.S., With an expanded Air Carrier Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Wing has become the first company to operate a commercial air delivery service via drone directly to homes in the United States.

Same-Day versus Next-Day Delivery

Logistics Trends and Insights

It was more than a few years back, prior to the e-commerce boom, when consumers waited weeks for delivery of catalog ordered merchandise. While the consumer never liked that type of extended delivery window, they just accepted the overall lousy value proposition for home-delivered merchandise. Then in 1998, FedEx purchased RPS, a small parcel delivery company whose focus was delivery to retail stores and in many lanes, they delivered those B2B shipments one day faster than UPS.

FedEx to Test Autonomous Cargo Deliveries

IoT World Today

FedEx is set to add a new method of delivery to its armory – an autonomous drone. The company has announced that next year one of its subsidiaries, FedEx Express, will test a hybrid electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aerial cargo system produced by California-based Elroy Air.

This Week in Logistics News (June 25 – July 1)

Logistics Viewpoints

Cardinal Health starts Zipline drone deliveries of drugs and medical supplies. Everyone is excited for autonomous truck deliveries, but it remains to be seen how things shake out between pilot programs and full-scale rollouts, as well as how we define autonomy.

Hellman Logistics to offer pan-European drone delivery in 2022

The Supply Chain Journal

Hellman Worldwide Logistics said Wednesday it is partnering with Dronamics to develop and commercialize a cross-border drone delivery network for transporting time-critical goods, with commercial unmanned cargo drones flying the first routes as early as next year.

DHL Express orders electric cargo planes from Eviation

The Supply Chain Journal

Global parcel delivery giant DHL Express placed its first order for electric cargo jets, becoming an early airline adopter of alternative propulsion systems that address broader sustainability concerns while supporting e-commerce deliveries.

This Week in Logistics News (April 3 – 9)

Logistics Viewpoints

Ever since the pandemic hit last year people have been turning to curb-side pickup and food delivery services in record numbers and as a result, there has been a greater demand for ketchup packets instead of, say, ketchup bottles restaurants would have sitting on diners’ tables.

Kuehne + Nagel Further Expand their Global Services for BMW Group

Logistics Manager

Over 82,000 items are stored at the center with on average 23,000 outbound deliveries being completed each day. The RDC dealer distribution in Beijing and Shanghai will provide daily road and air deliveries of spare parts to 340 dealers in North, Central and Eastern China. German-based global transport and logistics company Kuehne + Nagel recently announced an expansion to their partnership with the BMW Group.

Where have all the carriers gone?

The Supply Chain Journal

In 1977, Congress deregulated the nation’s air cargo industry, allowing all-cargo carriers to operate free of government economic fiat. air travel market, the largest in the world, has only four national network carriers — Southwest Airlines Inc. NYSE:LUV), Delta Air Lines Inc.

Airbus conducts first flight test of Skyways commercial parcel delivery drone

247 Customs Broker

Airbus Helicopters has completed the first flight demonstration test of the Skyways unmanned air vehicle at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The unmanned air vehicle has been started at the maintenance centre and landed on the roof of a parcel station. When the trial service begins this year, the unmanned air system will be demonstrated in the university. LBR Staff Writer. Published 12 February 2018.

CEVA ready to serve Eastern European market

Logistics Business Magazine

As a provider of integrated logistics solutions, including air freight, sea freight, road freight, contract logistics services, customs, IP&ES (Project Cargo) CEVA Logistics is able to meet the highest demands of customers.

This Week in Logistics News (April 10 – 16)

Logistics Viewpoints

URB-E looks to electric bicycles to make grocery delivery more efficient. As grocery delivery becomes more commonplace, things are changing with how items are delivered, especially in busy cities. Beta Technologies is selling another type of electric vehicle for deliveries.

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