Is this the future of package delivery?

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

On April 25th amazon announced their new partnership with Volvo and General Motors regarding package delivery. Why did amazon started this partnership and what is the concept behind this way of delivery and even more important can this new concept become a standard in package delivery, anyway amazon believes in it! Already in 2016 Volvo started in Sweden with their in-car delivery services. Choose the delivery option, “Volvo in-car delivery”.

New OnTrac vehicle delivers pitchers, not packages

DC Velocity

Package delivery firm sponsors Diamondbacks' new bullpen cart. Transportation

UPS rolls out routing upgrade after software passes pilot test

DC Velocity

Navigation tool could cut miles driven, fuel burned by package delivery drivers, company says. Technology

UPS Opens New £120 Million London Facility

Logistics Manager

UPS has opened their new £120 million, 32,000 square meter package sorting and delivery facility in London, England. The facility can handle up to 28,000 packages per hour with further increases expected with future expansion.

The drones are coming

Fleet Owner

Unmanned aircraft can help with package deliveries, yard and depot surveillance, traffic management, and more. How are drones being used and tested today, and what does it mean for delivery drivers

Where’d it go and how did it get here?

Fleet Owner

Packages don’t always go direct from origination to destination. And other questions after tracking packages deliveries What can be done to minimize the out-of-route miles?

Making the business case for drone delivery

Fleet Owner

With some "ooh and ah" factor tech-wise but often looking more like a gimmick in the real world, is there a use for drones in package delivery that saves fleets time and money

Amazon significantly ups order for delivery vehicles through deal with Mercedes

Logistics Management

When e-commerce powerhouse Amazon announced in late June it was rolling out its Delivery Service Program, in an effort to increase its package delivery and logistics service capabilities that it said will enable entrepreneurs to set up their own businesses to deliver Amazon packages, it drew a lot of attention, as it typically does, and interest.

Amazon rolls out new plans for delivery service partners network

Logistics Management

Global e-commerce powerhouse Amazon announced yesterday it is upping its plans to increase its package delivery and logistics services capabilities through the introduction of a new offering that, it said, will enable entrepreneurs to set up their own businesses to deliver Amazon packages

5 Ways USPS is Staying Competitive

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It developed a reputation as the more costly and way slower option for package delivery. Delivery Carriers Feature Logistics shipping USPS customs broker customs clearance freight imports logisticsThe U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) obligations as an independent agency of the United States Federal Government has often put it at a disadvantage when competing against companies like FedEx and UPS.

Another last-mile tweak: Amazon delivering to GM vehicles' trunks

Fleet Owner

Amazon has been talking about package delivery to a vehicle trunk as a potential alternative to a home doorstep for years — the key was how it would work.

Chinese carriers move autonomous vehicles into daily use

247 Customs Broker

Brief Dive Brief: China Post, a government-operated postal service in China, and Deppon Express, a Chinese logistics company, plan to begin using autonomous vehicles for daily package delivery in April. The companies say this is the first time autonomous vehicles have been used in commercial operations in China, according to a press release. The two companies have been […].

Amazon’s in-house delivery push has the industry’s attention

Logistics Management

While it may not be a tremendous game changer, last week’s news that Amazon is taking steps to step up its plans to increase its package delivery and logistics services capabilities through the introduction of a new offering that, it said, will enable entrepreneurs to set up their own businesses to deliver Amazon packages, still remains notable and fairly significant too.

Preparing Your Business for the Holiday Season

GoShip Blog

If you are a retail company that is shipping mainly clothing items, you will need smaller boxes that can be send in the mail or through a package delivery service (UPS, FedEx).

UPS Strengthens Operations Across the Asian Region

Airfreight Logistics

UPS , the American multinational package delivery and supply chain management company, recently announced a whole host of enhancements to be implemented throughout their network across the Asian region.

A New Year’s Resolution for Delivery Companies — Ending Porch Piracy

Morai Logistics

A viral video opens up discussions of how private and public sectors are coming up with their solutions to stop package theft at the doors of people’s, deemed ‘Porch Piracy.’. You may have experienced a package being stolen from your porch at some point in your life. Consequently Barrow, an Acoma, Washington man rigged a fake package with fishing wire and a 12-gauge shotgun blank. Funny as the video is, it highlights a problem that’s been growing recently—package theft.

This Week in Logistics News (May 21-25, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Without commentary, here is the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon Map Tracker lets you follow your package delivery in real time (The Verge). UPS hits customers with new fees for oversized packages (Reuters).

DHL Expands Global e-commerce Fulfillment

Logistics Manager

The physical storage of ordered goods, their picking and packaging, the global shipping and delivery to the end-user’s front door or desired address – we now offer all of this in even more markets and from one single source,”.

Amazon’s New Delivery Service Partners Initiative Expands Their Delivery Network Using Franchised Fleets

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Last week Amazon launched Delivery Services Partners , a new initiative aimed at encouraging entrepreneurs to set up their own delivery business. The ability to keep growing and improving deliveries is a top priority for Amazon.

Things you need to know about Asset Management

Jayem Logistics

Package delivery. It is broadly defined that it refers to maintain and monitors the asset value of entity and groups. It can be apply to both tangible (Buildings, Machinery and etc.) and intangible assets (Cash, Bank balance and etc.),

China’s e-commerce soft spot: Logistics

The Logistics Academy

Thanks to China’s e-commerce boom, the country’s package-delivery business has been growing at 30 percent a year. Alibaba, for example, has slated $16 billion for future logistics investments, both to increase its market reach and to improve the reliability and speed of delivery.

DHL Expands Global e-commerce Fulfillment

Airfreight Logistics

The physical storage of ordered goods, their picking and packaging, the global shipping and delivery to the end-user’s front door or desired address – we now offer all of this in even more markets and from one single source,”.

Strong US Economy Fueling Supply Chain Opportunities: State of Logistics Report

Material Handling and Logistics

There is a continuing truck driver shortage in the transportation industry, which has a multitude of effects, one of which could be slower package delivery times for Americans, who by the day order increased goods and services online.

Seguin takes over global freight forwarding at UPS

Automotive Logistics

Romaine Seguin (pictured) has become president of Global Freight Forwarding at packaging delivery and supply chain management company, UPS.

Most Important E-Commerce Logistics Trends To Watch

Cerasis

Delivery options It’s getting easier and easier for brands to send their products to various places on earth. Amazon is testing drones for package delivery in England, there are postal lockers popping up in Australia and so on.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 25 – March 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

req’d) China Trade War Cost Tops $40 Billion in Lost US Exports (IndustryWeek) Delivering the Future: FedEx Unveils Autonomous Delivery Robot UPS eFulfillment Program Launches To Help Sellers Worldwide Easily Manage Multiple Marketplaces C.H. I’m driving around with one headlight.

Amazon orders 20,000 Mercedes-Benz vans

247 Customs Broker

That could reduce Amazon’s reliance on other delivery companies such as UPS and FedEx or the U.S. Sprinter vans will be used by the growing fleet of contractors making final-mile package deliveries. Related Articles.

Free Shipping is Costing More (As Small Packages Flood Delivery Networks)

Talking Logistics

percent last year, spending on package delivery services jumped 10 percent [to $86.3 Parcel and express delivery has surpassed railroads as the second-largest logistics sector behind motor freight [emphasis mine].”. Residential, Large Packages and packages Over Maximum Limits.

Starship Technologies launches new home delivery service

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Starship Technologies is offering the world’s first commercial autonomous package delivery on the ground with the first deliveries taking place across Milton Keynes from today (31 st October). Starship gets packages to consumers when and where they want them.

Tips & Best Practices for E-Commerce Shipping in Each Over-the-Road Shipping Mode

Cerasis

This includes the risk of inaccurate deliveries, late shipments, lost shipments and more. In the world of e-commerce , it is not enough to focus solely on small package or LTL shipping. Many best practices are applicable to full truckload (FT), LTL, small package, and last-mile delivery. Small Package Maintain proper stacking during loading procedures. Track package movements. Real-time tracking of small packages will help reduce costs.

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Capacity Crunch Strategies: How Does a 3PL Aid a Shipper in a Shipping Capacity Crunch?

Cerasis

In addition, value-added services, like freight invoice auditing, can help shippers reclaim extra monies paid due to instances of double-billing, late deliveries and damages. . Thus, shippers see a single shipment, but the package may change modes as needed to get to its destination on time.

How AI is spreading throughout the supply chain

The Logistics Academy

DELIVERING 25 PACKAGES by lorry or van might seem straightforward enough, but it is devilishly complex. Packages are also being routed more efficiently, with big potential gains. AI is making companies swifter, cleverer and leaner.

Drone Delivery – Where is it now?

Morai Logistics

A look at where the technology meant to revolutionize small package delivery is in 2017. In 2013, the undisputed king of North American logistics, Jeff Bezos, revealed to CBS’ 60 minutes the future of small package logistics. Bezos showed off two drones which he said will be able to deliver packages anywhere within 10 miles of an Amazon fulfillment centre in half an hour. 2017 was an interesting year for drone delivery.

Amazon’s Freight (Train) Is Coming

Cerasis

Bibliophiles everywhere can still hardly say “Amazon” without snarling, and Amazon’s effect on retail, grocery delivery, and even cloud computing is nothing short of transformative. Amazon announced that it shipped 5 billion items through Prime alone in 2017, and some analysts estimate it will ship over 4 billion packages in 2018. Significant energy goes into optimizing its distribution and delivery model.

Visibility-Driven Workflow for Transportation Execution

Talking Logistics

If you can track an Uber driver or an Amazon package delivery on your smartphone, why can’t supply chain visibility be just as easy? Despite industry professionals talking about it for 20+ years, many companies still don’t have real supply chain visibility beyond a rudimentary level. So how can we achieve this? What business processes will it impact?