By Service Club Delivery • Issue #3
Welcome to another Delivery Industry Weekly Roundup! In this edition, we’ll keep you in the loop with the latest trends and innovations in the delivery industry. Whether you’re a logistics pro or just curious about the world of delivery, we’ve got you covered.
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Top Headlines from the last 7 days:
A pilot program in New York City offers delivery workers a trade-in program for their old e-bikes for new ones that are certified to industry safety standards. However, the program has been slow to get off the ground, with only 3 trade-ins since it started in July. The cost of the new e-bikes is a barrier for many delivery workers. The program is also facing challenges reaching delivery workers, many of whom are immigrants and do not speak much English. The city is considering a proposal to create a free, trade-in program for lithium-ion batteries that could be expanded to e-bikes.
The Post Office has joined forces with parcel delivery company DPD to launch a new online parcel service in the UK
The Post Office and DPD have launched a new online parcel service called Parcels Online. Customers can select and pay for UK and international parcel services online and then drop off the parcels at their nearest participating Post Office branch. The new service extends DPD’s relationship with the Post Office and is seen as a way to compete with other online parcel delivery services. At launch, the Post Office will have 3,600 branches live for the Parcels Online DPD service, increasing to 4,000 by September.
DHL is expanding its fleet of solar-powered boats in Berlin to deliver packages along the city’s canals and River Spree. The boats are silent and produce no CO2 emissions, and are part of DHL’s efforts to move towards more climate-friendly delivery methods. The company hopes that the boats will also help to reduce congestion on Berlin’s roads. The boats will operate on a route that begins at DHL’s parcel centre near Nauen, Brandenburg, and ends at Westhafen in Moabit. The journey will take around 100 minutes.
Hamburg-based foodtech Circus acquires Berlin-based Aitme to integrate cooking robots to its infrastructure
German foodtech company Circus has acquired Berlin-based culinary robotics startup Aitme to gain access to cutting-edge kitchen robotics technology. The acquisition will help Circus to automate its food preparation process and reduce costs, and it is part of the company’s mission to make high-quality, fresh, and varied food accessible to everyone. Circus plans to integrate Aitme’s robots into its micro-kitchens in Hamburg, Cologne, Berlin, and Duisburg.
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