Leading Japanese parcel company installs ‘Mini Yellow’ technology

LiBiao Robot has supplied parcel sortation solutions based on its ‘Mini Yellow’ autonomous mobile robot technology to four sites operated by Yamato, Japan’s leading parcel delivery company. Cross-belt robots with a capacity of 30kg have been deployed at the facilities which are strategically located to process parcels destined for the major Japanese cities as well […]

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Microfulfillment Market – An Opportunity worth $10B by 2026

Micro Fulfillment Centers (MFCs), a highly recommended popular e-commerce strategy, is an effective way to meet the rising volumes, the changing geographical nature of e-commerce demand, and the growing desire for same-day delivery. As per LogisticsIQ’s latest market research study, Micro Fulfillment Market is expected to have a cumulative opportunity worth ~$10B in next 6 […]

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Planning to expand? Plan early as space is scarce

The world might be in a crisis but the need for logistics space is increasing continuously and companies will need to plan in advance if they want to get the best possible deal. This trend is seen both in the UK and the US. Experts from Prologis, one of the largest providers of logistics services, […]

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Microfulfillment centres can transform urban logistics

Urban centres are transforming with the rise in e-commerce and many stores are closing down. Sandra Rothbard from Freight Matters believes the time for smaller businesses to act is now by consolidating and working together to create a powerful economy of scale. How will urban infrastructure evolve to accommodate the growth of e-commerce? It’s important […]

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Large projects on the rise with shorter lead times, BiGDUG says

Covid-19 has affected the sector of shelving and racking too. Projects are returning back to normal but companies are looking to reorganise existing space and respond quicker to the increased online demand. Jonathan Ellis, Head of Sales at BiGDUG spoke to The Logistics Point about trends and best practices. Have you seen any change in […]

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Logistics investment fell by 26% compared to H1 2019

The investment market has also been affected by Covid-19. Capital markets all but ceased during the height of lockdown as investors struggled to undertake due diligence and underwrite rental growth assumptions. However, as it became clear that inspections and surveys could be carried out whilst maintaining social distancing and that occupiers were still taking space […]

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Space optimisation on the rise after lockdown

Covid-19 has affected the sector of shelving and racking too. Projects are returning back to normal but companies are looking to reorganise existing space and respond quicker to the increased online demand. Jonathan Ellis, Head of Sales at BiGDUG spoke to The Logistics Point about trends and best practices. What trends do you see on […]

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Industrial & logistics remain resilient regardless of Covid-19

By Will Laing, Savills research analyst, for The Logistics Point Magazine. It is extraordinary to think how much the world has changed since Savills last Big Shed Briefing market update at the start of 2020. Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown threw up a number of unprecedented challenges, many of which have proven just how essential […]

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148 new buildings needed to satisfy UK’s online demand

The rise on online demand will lead to retailers looking for even more space, as they are good at adapting to demand very swiftly. For Luke Buchholtz, Senior Director at CBRE Industrial and Logistics Project Management, the question is whether the UK has enough available buildings. If online hits 30% penetration by 2030 there will […]

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Future of warehousing: computational designs and autonomous trucks

What is the future warehouse going to look like? Digitalisation and autonomous technologies will reshape the way warehouses are used and built. For now the industry is struggling to cope with the demand of online retailers and questions about social distancing remain unanswered. READ: Zero emissions logistics needs transparency Developers should not start rethinking the […]

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