Rotterdam, Seasonal Workers, M&A Activity, and Hyperlooping

Logistics in the News – Week 41 A lot of interesting things in the news again last week, which you may have missed. Please find a roundup of the main news and background items for the past week below. You can read the full articles by clicking the link in the tweets. Rotterdam is on a roll Rotterdam is my […]

Self-driving Trucks, Amazon, Beer, Social Media, and Robots

Logistics in the News – Week 39 A lot of interesting things reported this week, which you may have missed. Please find a roundup of the main news and background items for the past week below. You can read the full articles by clicking the link in the tweets. Self-Driving Trucks to Start Hauling Freight in 2017 Otto founder Lior […]

Dutch Grocer Uses One of the Fastest Available Vehicles and Drivers for Delivery

Online groceries are still very much a growth market. Looking at the Netherlands for example: Dutch people spend close to 3% of their grocery money online according to GfK. That is not a large percentage. Yet. 20 percent by 2020? There are different predictions when it comes to adoption of online grocery shopping in the Netherlands. One report by the […]

Creative Thinking Counters Shipping Damages

Shipping damages is a problem for any e-tailer or producer selling their product directly to consumers. The product is handled and packaged with care, but is then usually handed over to a parcel carrier to get it delivered to the customer. The problem is that not all of the people after that handle the box with the same pride and […]

Belgian Postal Company Moves Into Crowdsourced Deliveries

Last week Belgian Postal Company bpost launched bringr, which they themselves call an innovative collaborative platform app. Consumers and companies alike can use the smartphone app to find a driver for delivering their goods. These drivers are not working for bpost, but are private people that have registered themselves as a driver in the bringr app. How does it work? You install […]

Volvo to Disrupt Package Delivery

Package delivery. One of the most important events for all companies that rely on parcel carriers to deliver their goods to customers (consumers and businesses alike). Can’t always go right and it doesn’t. Who’s fault it is doesn’t really matter to the customer. They call the shipper to complain and it’s a lose lose situation for everybody: the shipper, the […]

April Fools and Logistics

April Fools is one of those times of year that companies try to be the funniest. Makes sense. A good April Fools joke, especially with good pictures or a video has a high chance of going “viral”, which means that it is shared on websites, blogs, and social channels. That is a lot of free publicity (apart from the cost […]

Discover the Future of Your Multichannel Operations

Innovations and trends in Last Mile logistics are a recurring theme on LogisticsMatter.com. I love buying things online. It’s easy, convenient, and fast. One thing is of the utmost importance: the order needs to be delivered! Nothing worse than a missed delivery. Companies ranging from Amazon and Google, to small startups are attacking the challenges of last mile delivery with […]

Missed Deliveries? They’re History!

Just last month, Dutch logistics startup Sesam Solutions launched the Parcer: a safe way to not only receive packages, but also to send them. When you are not there. Not there at all! Last week I sat down with Sesam Solutions’ CEO Hans van Nikkelen Kuijper to talk about their innovation, which will make missed deliveries a thing of the past. […]

amazon Reveals Most Viable Prime Air Drone Design, Yet.

amazon has revealed a new Prime Air drone design on the Prime Air page and they’ve let former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson reveal the new design in a short video, which shows actual footage of a drone delivery. All steps of the process are followed. The item is ordered, picked, packed and loaded into, yes, into the drone. The drone then […]