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UPS brings hybrid electric vans to UK

To tackle its emissions in the cities UPS has introduced a new line of range-extended electric vehicles (REEVs) to Birmingham and Southampton in the UK. “This is a big breakthrough ...

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Meituan robots work with humans

Chinese delivery company Meituan has announced it is testing indoor robot delivery in 10 office buildings and hotels in Beijing and Shenzhen. The company is large, with more than half ...

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CBI calls for infrastructure boost

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has demanded the government boosts local transport and infrastructure in the coming spending review. The spending review was set to be presented by Chancellor ...

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Rolls Royce develops zero-emissions engines

Important for middle-mile deliveries, aero-engine makers Rolls Royce has begun a research programme into zero-emissions aviation. This is in partnership with the Scandinavian regional airline Widerøe. The airline wants to ...

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CitySprint offering Forward Stock Location service

A Forward Stock Location service is being offered by CitySprint for customers who need immediate access to replacement parts and stock within easy reach of their clients. This could be ...

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Tesco to tackle packaging waste

The size and suitability of suppliers’ packaging will help inform purchasing decisions next year by Tesco as part of its sustainability plans. The Remove, Reduce, Reuse & Recycle plan was ...

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Ocado to open Purfleet customer fulfilment centre

Ocado Retail is to open its 5th customer fulfilment centre (CFC) in Purfleet. The joint venture between Ocado and Marks & Spencer will be a 304,355 square foot unit in ...

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FedEx acquires two Colombian freight forwarders

As part of its Latin American interests, FedEx Corp has acquired Colombia based Cargex SA, an international freight forwarding company. It has also acquired Agencias de Aduanas Aduanamos S.A. Nivel ...

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Zalando – successful picking robot trial

A test of mobile picking robots by Zalando using Magazino’s TORU robots has been successfully completed. This opens the door to expanding the robot fleet and a move to a ...

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ETI – PHEVs needed to help decarbonise HGV fleet

To bridge the gap to zero emissions vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) heavy goods vehicles while pure electric technology catches up according to the government-backed Energy Technologies Institute (ETI). The ...

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