5 Drone Delivery Concepts Perfect for the Weekend

Let’s face it. It’s just a matter of time before the first commercial drone deliveries will be done, fully approved and licensed. The question is just when and where. Which country will be first? I’m sure we will see that this year. There have been some serious and not so serious tests with delivering goods via drones. As the weekend is […]

The Uberization of Logistics is Now

Uber is moving into the logistics arena with the launch of UberCARGO in Hong Kong. The service works similar to UberPop. Something (optionally accompanied by someone) needs to be transported from point A to point B by somebody. Yes. It is the same as UberPOP, but with boxes. Crowdsourced Logistics in it’s purest form. Yet. How does this work? You […]

Drone Deliveries? There’s a Pad for that!

Ever since Amazon released the video of their Prime Air Drone, the internet has been full of drone stories. It quickly became known that Amazon was not the only company working on a drone to deliver packages. A few examples: In Germany DHL Deutsche Post is working on their Parcelkopter, which has been making actual deliveries to the Island of […]

How Uber-like Logistics Optimizes the Transportation Marketplace

Uber has recently been valued at $17 billion. Not bad for an app that basically does nothing more than be a marketplace for taxi rides. Here in Europe Uber has been all over the news as cities like Brussels and Berlin have blocked acces to their taxi marketplaces. In some cities there was talk of a taxi war. I have […]

‘Anticipatory shipping’ and how Ship-to Person is getting closer to reality

In June of 2012 I first wrote a blog post about Location Based Logistics, in which I argued that in the future parcels would no longer be delivered to addresses (Ship-to Address) , but to persons (Ship-to Person), where-ever that person is or will be. We would need to trust the parcel carrier with the knowledge of our location, and […]

Same-Day? Right on Time Delivery!

Since the end of 2012 Same-Day Delivery is a returning topic on Logistics, Supply Chain and e-Commerce news sites and blogs. It all started about a year ago when large online and offline retailers launched Same-Day Delivery services. These retail / e-tail giants used the traditional model when it comes to getting the goods to their end customer, at least […]

Boeing Delivers First 767 Freighter to FedEx Express

EVERETT, Wash., Sept. 4, 2013 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and FedEx Express, an operating company of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), celebrated today the delivery of the Memphis, Tenn.-based express shipping company’s first 767-300 freighter. The delivery supports the FedEx strategy to modernize its fleet with more efficient freighters. “Today’s delivery of our first 767 freighter is another step forward in […]

Deutsche Post DHL calls on its employees worldwide to act on their social responsibility

Ten thousands of employees mobilize for “Global Volunteer Day” for the third consecutive year Program now extended to the entire year Bonn, 09/05/2013, 10:00 AM CEST – Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading postal and logistics group, is calling on its employees, customers and partnering non-profit organizations worldwide for its third-ever “Global Volunteer Day”. As of this year, the program is […]