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IPC launches radio-frequency identification technology demo


The International Post Corporation’s (IPC) radio-frequency identification (RFID) services team has developed a miniature physical demo setup with Lego blocks to demonstrate the benefits of RFID data in postal operations in real time. Behind the Lego cubes and pictures, the construction hides a set of five short-range RFID readers and antennas capturing and registering the [...]

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bpost installs parcel lockers at an additional 70 railway stations


Belgian postal operator bpost is to install parcel lockers at an additional 70 railway stations, in partnership with The National Railway Company of Belgium (NMBS/SNCB). bpost parcel lockers have already been installed at 33 Belgian stations. The 70 new stations are expected to become operational by April 2023. The locations were selected by taking into [...]

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Evri to double depot space in relocation to Bury St Edmunds


Evri (formerly Hermes UK) is to relocate its Suffolk depot from Newmarket to a 77,000ft2  site in Bury St Edmunds that is double the size. The site, located in the Suffolk Logistics Park, will be operational by October 2022. This move is expected to increase capacity from 120,000 to 180,000 parcels per day and create around [...]

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Yodel to open net zero Merseyside parcel depot


UK independent parcel carrier Yodel has announced it is to open a 161,900ft2  (15,041m2) depot in Huyton, near Liverpool, to increase its capacity. The Huyton depot, which is set to open ahead of summer 2023, will build on Yodel’s existing presence in the Northwest, providing employment opportunities for the region. The depot will also support clients [...]

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UK logistics companies to adopt green solutions within five years, Neos Networks finds


A survey carried out by logistics telecommunication company Neos Networks has found that 94% of transport and logistics (T&L) companies plan to adopt one or more solutions to reduce their carbon emissions by 2027. The 2022 Green Technology in Freight survey asked 34 of the UK’s logistics companies for their insight on changes made since [...]

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DHL Parcel UK breaks ground on Coventry hub


DHL has begun constructing its £230m (US$245m) hub in Segro Park Coventry in the UK, which is expected to create over 600 jobs for the area. The hub is located south of Coventry Airport and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2024. It has been designed to handle over 500,000 items per [...]

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ANALYSIS: Parcel locker essentials (part 2)


In Part 2 of their ‘Parcel Locker Field Identification Guide’,Marek Różycki (Last Mile Experts) and Ian Kerr (Postal Hub Podcast) discuss different classes of parcel lockers: Does being app-based exclude sections of the population? How can consumers be encouraged to download the locker network’s app? Pre-delivery communications with the customer Modular design of parcel locker [...]

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INTERVIEW: How AI can prevent supply chain disruptions


Greg Urban, PRO partner at Last Mile Experts in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), discusses his presentation at Parcel+Post Expo 2022, including details about the role artificial intelligence (AI) can play in preventing supply chain disruptions. What is your presentation about? I’ll be talking about artificial intelligence (AI) and the role it can play in [...]

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