Maximising supply chain value through AI

Artificial Intelligence is mimicking human intelligence by using logic and statements to reach decisions. Within it there are subsets like Machine Learning which allows machines to learn and improve their performance based on experience without being explicitly programmed. The learning method might be supervised, unsupervised or reinforcement type. Another area is Deep Learning where machines […]

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Dynamic power charging to free up EVs potential

The move to EVs in logistics is part of the larger effort of the industry to become more sustainable and lower its impact on the environment. Multiple challenges still stay in the way both internally and externally for logistics service providers. Alan McCleave, UK General Manager at NewMotion, a leading European smart charging solutions provider, […]

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Hermes UK delivers record volumes of parcels in 2020

Hermes, one of the UK’s leading consumer delivery companies, successfully delivered 630 million parcels in 2020. Outside of the traditionally busy Peak winter months, volume also doubled year-on-year in April, May and June. This is an increase of 250 million from Hermes’ 2019 annual deliveries figure. Almost 72 million parcels were delivered between Black Friday […]

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The “myth” of nefarious blank sailings

Given the current container shipping market, with record-high freight rates, container and vessel capacity shortages, terminal and port congestion, and record-low schedule reliability, it is quite understandable that shippers are getting increasingly frustrated. ‘In stakeholder discussions we have increasingly seen the suggestion, that part of the current rate spike has been manufactured by the carriers, […]

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Carbon offsetting picks up in logistics

The freight industry is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gasses in the world, currently representing 21% of total global emissions. The push to go green has multiple companies embarking on a journey to offset their emissions and achieve climate neutrality. Some critics are skeptical of carbon offsetting initiatives but as organizational commitments to […]

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Hermes to open new depot in Bolton with 100 new jobs

Hermes, one of the UK’s leading consumer delivery companies, has announced its plans to open a new, purpose-built depot In Bolton in Autumn 2021. It forms part of the company’s ongoing investment into its infrastructure, designed to support its significant volume increases which saw a record 600 million successful deliveries in 2020, up from 400 […]

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Sobering up the path to digital shipping

Logistics and shipping companies have historically relied on paper for their operations. As new technologies have emerged, the industry slowly started to transform. But what really sped up the whole process was the global COVID-19 pandemic. Martin Wallgren, Group Chief Information Officer, GAC, shares how digitisation in maritime and shipping can happen and what are […]

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Helping logistics by networking

How would you like to connect with people who could help you solve your logistics and supply chain problems? That might be a tall statement, but we believe that through community we can work together and achieve great things. As such we are really pleased to announce that The Logistics Point is kicking off 2021 […]

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Webfleet collaborates with Mercedes-Benz Connectivity Services

Webfleet Solutions, Europe’s number one telematics provider and part of Bridgestone, today announced that Mercedes-Benz Connectivity Services has joined its OEM.connect partner programme. This means that Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and vans with line fitted connectivity are ready to connect with Webfleet Solutions’ service platform WEBFLEET. Eliminating the need for after-market hardware installations, the integrated solution […]

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Logistics survey results: predicting 2021

As 2020 came to a close, businesses across the world started to evaluate their response to the pandemic. It is without a doubt that what happened last year will shape the way we do business in the future. There are many unanswered questions that will only become better understood with time. The Logistics Point turned […]

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