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GXO acquires Clipper Logistics


Logistics provider GXO Logistics has completed its cash and share offer for Clipper Logistics, following the court sanction of the scheme of arrangement two business days prior to this announcement. As is customary in such circumstances, GXO and Clipper Logistics will continue to be run independently until the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has [...]

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Drone cargo airline Dronamics obtains operational license


Cargo drone developer Dronamics has obtained the EU’s Light UAS Operator Certificate (LUC). The LUC is recognized in all EU member states and is intended to provide the operators with business opportunities across the single market. The license was granted by the Transport Malta Civil Aviation Directorate (TM-CAD), the country’s Civil Aviation Authority. It enables [...]

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When bad ideas meet – takeaway coffee delivered by drone


How can you make a bad idea worse? Ian Kerr says that two bad ideas have come together… and takeaway coffee is to blame. In this week’s analysis, Ian and Marek Różycki discuss: – The pros and cons of takeaway coffee. – How can takeaway coffee be made worse? Deliver it! – Swiss Post and Matternet [...]

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Geek+ supplies automation solution to China’s TICA Systems  


AMR technology company Geek+ has deployed its Sky-Storage and Ground-Pick system in China to modernize the operations of energy company TICA Systems. The deployment is the first large-scale deployment of the tech company’s new technology. The logistics solution comprises Geek+’s Sky-Storage and Ground-Pick technology, which enables high-density storage, and the company’s picking operations. The systems [...]

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Logistics UK appoints policy director


Business group Logistics UK has announced the appointment of Kate Jennings as its new policy director. She will join the organization at the end of June 2022. Jennings, whose policy career has included both government and business sector roles, will lead Logistics UK’s team responsible for its policy and representation work with both government and [...]

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DPD UK confirms all-electric delivery status for 10 cities


DPD UK has announced that it is now providing an all-electric delivery service to 10 UK towns and cities and is aiming for 30 all-electric locations by the end of 2023. To-date, DPD has invested over £90m (US$113m) in all-electric vehicles in the UK, including the most recent order of 1,000 Ford E-Transit vans in [...]

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China’s TICA Systems turns to Geek+ automation technology to optimize operations


AMR technology company Geek+ has deployed its Sky-Storage and Ground-Pick system in China to modernize the operations of energy company TICA Systems and assist it in meeting China’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2030. The logistics solution comprises Geek+’s Sky-Storage and Ground-Pick technology, which enables high-density storage, and the company’s picking operations. The system was deployed [...]

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Oxbotica deploys Europe’s first fully autonomous, zero-occupancy EV on public roads


UK-based autonomous vehicle developer Oxbotica has announced that it has completed the first deployment of a zero-occupancy, fully autonomous, new-type electric vehicle on publicly accessible roads in Europe. The all-electric AppliedEV vehicle is operating in Oxford, UK, ahead of the first public on-road business deployment with Ocado Group using a goods delivery variant, planned for [...]

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