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Hermes launches fleet of 70 Iveco natural gas vehicles


Hermes UK has launched 70 of Iveco’s S-way Natural Gas vehicles as a part of its plans to reach net-zero direct and indirect carbon emissions by 2035. These additions bring Hermes’s total compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet to 160 – around 50% of the company’s core hub tractor fleet. Each of the Iveco S-way units [...]

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Cleveron and Migros to install 70 parcel lockers in Switzerland


Estonian parcel locker producer Cleveron and Swiss retail company Migros have partnered to establish 70 parcel lockers in Switzerland by the end of 2021. Cleveron’s parcel lockers are an addition to the existing Migros PickMup locker network, which enables customers to order products online and have them delivered to any parcel locker in a Migros [...]

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Nuro partners with 7-Eleven to bring commercial autonomous delivery to California


7-Eleven, Inc is partnering with Nuro, a robotics company transforming local commerce with autonomous vehicles, to offer the first commercial autonomous delivery service in California, beginning with customers in the Mountain View community, who can now use the 7NOW delivery app to choose to have their products delivered via an AV or delivery ‘bot’. Initially, the delivery [...]

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Dronedek commissions Bharat Electronics to produce its smart mailbox drone delivery units


Indianapolis-based tech startup Dronedek Corporation has signed an agreement with Indian electronics company Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) to design and manufacture its smart mailbox drone delivery system for global distribution. The Dronedek unit is a secure smart mailbox that accepts delivery via aerial drones or conventional means. Controlled via an app, the mailboxes are capable [...]

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AusPost deploys first Fuso eCanter electric trucks ahead of Christmas peak


Australia Post (AusPost) has begun operating three newly delivered Fuso eCanter electric trucks at its delivery depot in Melbourne, with a further 17 trucks expected in the New Year. The eCanter adds to Australia Post’s existing electric delivery fleet of more than 2,100 electric delivery vehicles and 1,400 electric bicycles, and follows the successful trial [...]

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Cainiao to run weekly flights to China from Kuala Lumpur Airport logistics hub


Cainiao Network, the logistics arm of Alibaba Group, will launch a series of chartered flights connecting Malaysia with the rest of the Asia-Pacific region via its recently inaugurated Cainiao Aeropolis Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) hub, situated at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). The first chartered flight will run weekly from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, [...]

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DB Schenker preorders nearly 1,500 electric trucks


Logistics service provider DB Schenker has signed an agreement with Swedish EV startup Volta Trucks to preorder nearly 1,500 electric Volta Zero commercial vehicles. As part of the agreement, DB Schenker will use the first prototype Volta Zero trucks in real distribution conditions in the spring and summer of 2022. The findings from these tests [...]

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Posten Norge gets 95% positive rating for its parcel locker network


Around 95% of all pickups in Posten Norge’s parcel lockers have been rated as a positive experience due to the density of the company’s network. Since the locker solution was deployed in Norway, the company’s data has pointed out that one of the main elements that customers valued about the parcel network was that they [...]

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