Mobility Innovations in the Netherlands: Hyperloop, Solar Powered Vehicles, Platooning, and Drones

The Hyperloop is coming to Europe. At least, that is what Hyperloop One recently announced. The company released several potential trajectories for Europe. And one of them is in the Netherlands. According to Hyperloop One: The proposal by the home team of Hyperloop Netherlands was in many ways characteristically Dutch: socially conscious, pragmatic and creative in its approach. If built […]

Is Freight Going Underground?

Boring Freight Elon Musk is a man of many innovative ideas. Most of them are consumer oriented, but all have great logistics potential. His innovations and ideas focus on two main areas: transportation and sustainable energy. Best known example is probably the Tesla, which is a combination of both. A 100% electrical vehicle. It has been a major push forward […]

Dutch Conference: Jobs of the Future in Logistics and Shipping

On March 23rd the STC-Group is holding a conference in Rotterdam about the jobs of the future in the maritime and logistics arenas. The event is part of the “Samen sterk voor de toekomst op Rotterdam-Zuid” project, in which various interest groups and companies work together. The conference language will be Dutch. Who’s driving, navigating, or order-picking? There are many new […]

3PLs, Brexit, Platooning Trucks, and a Hackathon!

A Hackathon? Yes! A Hackathon! For those of you not familiar with the term Hackathon: The word “hackathon” is a portmanteau of the words “hack” and “marathon“, where “hack” is used in the sense of exploratory programming, not its alternate meaning as a reference to computer crime. The term seems to have been created independently by both the developers of […]

An Efficient Freight Tender in 8 Steps

The Dutch Start-up space is booming. We have been a seafaring and trading nation for a long time, so it’s no wonder that there is a lot of innovation in the logistics space. I recently came across another great addition to growing group of Dutch logistics innovators: Tendertool. The best part of being a logistics blogger is that you get to […]

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 […]