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ANALYSIS: Parcel lockers in the UK with Parcel Pending by Quadient


Marek Różycki talks with Gary Winter of Parcel Pending by Quadient about the future of parcel lockers in the UK. They cover: Installing 5,000 carrier agnostic parcel lockers Making a parcel locker network accessible to the public Changing consumer behavior Locating lockers close to where people are Pack City parcel locker network in Japan Signing up [...]

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DispatchTrack report on last mile reveals sustainability and optimization initiatives on the rise


DispatchTrack has released a new report, The Last Mile Sustainability Perspective, which has revealed that despite growing inflation, 77% of companies claim to be prioritizing sustainability or have plans to do so in the coming year, a notable jump from 69% in August 2022. In addition, 8 in 10 supply chain organizations currently have sustainability [...]

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An Post reports zero gender pay gap for a second year


An Post has reported a zero gender pay gap for the second year in a row. Since 2019, the company has achieved a 50:50 gender balance on its management board. Furthermore, female representation in the senior management group has increased from 33% to 41%, up by 7% from 2021. However, gender representation among postal sorting, [...]

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DHL introduces sustainability-linked finance framework


Deutsche Post DHL Group has linked its sustainability targets to its future long-term financial instruments to expand its commitment to sustainability. To this end, the company has introduced a framework that allows it to issue sustainability-linked bonds in the future. With its Sustainability-Linked Finance Framework, Deutsche Post DHL Group has created a direct relationship between [...]

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Starship and Co-op to provide autonomous grocery deliveries in Leeds


Delivery robot developer Starship Technologies has partnered with the Co-op supermarket to bring autonomous grocery deliveries to Leeds in the UK. Working with Leeds city council, the service will initially be available to 20,000 residents within the Adel and Tinshill areas of the city. Orders are made through the Starship food delivery app, with groceries [...]

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Better Trucks and Shipware join forces to provide regional e-commerce delivery options


US parcel delivery firm Better Trucks and shipping intelligence company Shipware have partnered to provide retailers and e-commerce companies with more regional options. The partnership comes as national carriers announce price hikes heading into 2023. Better Trucks is a last-mile delivery carrier focused on next-day and two-day parcel shipping to residential customers in the US. [...]

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Logistics industry challenges in 2023


The Australian logistics industry is expected to reach US$114.32bn by 2027 and the transportation and logistics workforce is also set to rise by 4.6% in 2026. But despite this promising success and growth, external issues this year, including inflation and supply chain disruptions, have led to the emergence of several challenges that the industry will [...]

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Snaile to trial end-to-end label free technology


Canada’s largest smart locker network, Snaile, has contracted Stamp Free to begin a trial of its fully end-to-end label-free technology to provide a convenient, sustainable label-free and cost-saving method of sending parcels and returns.  The trial will see Stamp Free’s technology initially being piloted in multi-residential buildings such as condominiums and apartments across more than [...]

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