DPD opens the UK's first all-electric parcel depot in central London

Parcel delivery company DPD has opened the UK's first all-electric parcel depot in the heart of Westminster and announced plans for a further seven all-electric sites in the capital.
The new 5,000 sq ft facility on Vandon St will be known as DPD Westminster and will have the capacity to deliver 2,000 parcels a day utilising an all-electric fleet.  DPD has invested more than £500,000 refurbishing the site including the introduction of a state-of-the-art electric charging system that will enable the deployment of electric vehicles without major infrastructure

Descartes provides Tyres On The Drive with dynamic appointment self-scheduling solution

Mobile tyre-fitting company Tyres on the Drive now offers its customers delivery appointment self-scheduling online thanks to Descartes’ dynamic appointment scheduling and route planning solution.

The offering provides a differentiated customer experience while improving the productivity of Tyres On The Drive’s fleet and technicians.

Combilift delivers 100th forklift to Eddie Stobart

Combilift has delivered its 100th Aisle Master articulated forklift to Eddie Stobart.
The forklift was recently handed over to Eddie Stobart representatives at Combilift’s manufacturing facility in Monaghan, Ireland, where the Aisle Masters are manufactured. 
Eddie Stobart acquired its first Aisle Masters in 2012 for its Contract Logistics and Warehousing Division, which operates more than six million square feet of storage facilities, strategically located around major transport hubs across the UK.

DKV Box Europe undergoing final testing phase

DKV Box Europe, the on-board unit that will soon make it possible to settle toll charges all over Europe in accordance with the EETS (European Electronic Toll Service) directives, is undergoing its final testing phase in August.

More than one thousand toll boxes will be tested by DKV customers throughout Europe. Apart from transaction records, all other processes involved in using the on-board unit will be tested, such as emergency conditions and customer service. 

Stena signs up for two additional E-Flexer ships

Ferry company Stena has given the go-ahead for two further E-Flexer vessels to be built at Avic Weihai Shipyard in China. The ships will be deployed within Stena Line’s route network with a planned delivery in 2022. As with the previous E-Flexer vessels ordered by the operator, energy efficiency and sustainability will be key design features.

DKV extends acceptance network in Italy and Switzerland

DKV Euro Service has recently extended its acceptance network in Italy and Switzerland. DKV customers can now pay for their fuel using the DKV CARD at more than 200 additional Eni brand stations in Italy. 
This extends the Italian acceptance network to 7,407 fuel stations. DKV has recently added 175 fuel stations operated by TamOil to the acceptance network in Switzerland. Customers in the Alpine republic now have a total of 500 stations available.

Revenues soar at Antonov

Ukrainain air transporter Antonov Airlines recorded an 81 per cent increase in revenue in 2017, compared to 2016, while January to May figures in 2018 were up 42%, with aerospace being one of the key sectors for the carrier.
The company said its growth is the result of its strategic partnership with Dreamlifts Ltd and the establishment of its UK headquarters at London Stansted Airport.
The heavy lift and super heavy lift operator is working with western suppliers for its fleet modernisation programme, which will ensure its aircraft are

Supporting the storage and processing of freight throughout UK ports

The UK ports industry comprises about 120 commercial ports, handling 95% of UK imports and exports. These ports are active with the processing and storage of freight 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Custom designed warehouses play a vital part in supporting the smooth operations of UK ports across the whole country. 
More than 40 UK ports are owned and operated by nine main commercial companies which are members of the UK Major Ports Group.

Digitising the customs process: AEB and DHBW Stuttgart launch online survey

More and more businesses are digitising their international supply chains to improve the visibility of goods in transit, accelerate their processes, and ultimately drive down transaction costs through automation. Customs processes also make a natural launchpad for digitisation initiatives. But where do businesses stand today when it comes to digitising their customs operations? And how are they preparing their customs processes for the future?
These questions are the focus of a joint study by AEB and the DHBW Stuttgart University.

Driving sustainable solutions forward

The national conversation around improving air quality on the UK’s roads looks unlikely to diminish anytime soon.