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 […]

Delivery Drones? Industrial Paper Airplanes!

Who didn’t fold paper airplanes as a kid? I sure did. Threw them out my bedroom window, until the neighbors complained about all the paper in their backyard… Is it a bird? Is it a drone? No, it’s a… Otherlab has taken this childhood pastime and formed it into a very clever low-cost highly efficient delivery system. Where until now […]

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 […]

Is Google Going to Make a Move into Logistics with Robots?

The past months there has been a lot of buzz about amazon turning into a logistics service provider, by in-sourcing increasingly more supply chain and logistics functions. It seems Google is looking into making moves into a similar direction. They have already followed amazon when it comes to delivering goods with drones. Now it seems it wants to follow them into […]

Move Freight ABOVE Traffic Jams

The biggest frustration for anyone moving freight across any road network in the world is a traffic jam. Well, it’s probably a frustration for almost anybody I guess. Most traffic jams you and I are in can hardly be called a traffic jam if you compare them to some of the biggest traffic jams in history. One of the winners must […]

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 […]

Emerging Technologies That Will Impact Logistics

I have said it before, and I will say it again. I love Infographics. Good ones, that is. As of today I have collected 473 of them on my Infographic board on Pinterest, so the one in this article will be 474. Emerging Technologies Shaping the Future of Logistics The global logistics market is estimated to be worth about $4 […]

Want Pizza? There’s a Delivery Robot for That!

A robot delivering pizza, sure. You’re probably wondering what science fiction movie I was watching where I saw that. Well it was a movie clip, but it is absolute reality. Meet DRU: DRU stands for Domino’s Robotic Unit. And yes, that is Domino’s Pizza. The Australian division of US Based Domino’s has just announced their intention to use robots to […]