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PICTURES OF THE WEEK

Bulky delivery. DHL Express has successfully transported Kiburi, a Western lowland silverback gorilla, from a zoo on Tenerife to his new home at London Zoo as part of an international breeding program for the Critically Endangered species.

 

Cheers! UPS Germany is decorating some of its trucks with designs featuring local SMEs, such as wine seller Weinladen.de.

SUPPLIERS

Instabox wins Circle K Danish parcel lockers contract

Instabox is expanding in Denmark after winning a contract to install parcel lockers in Circle K stations across the country.

 

Locus Robotics raises US$117m in Series F funding to accelerate growth

Locus Robotics, a leader in autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for fulfillment hubs, has raised US$117 million in Series F funding and announced new board members as it aims to accelerate its growth in the warehouse automation space.

 

Amazon Web Services launches new tool to improve supply chain visibility

Amazon Web Services has launched a new cloud application tool, which has been designed to help businesses improve supply chain visibility and deliver actionable insights to mitigate supply chain risks, lower costs and improve customer experience.

 

Volta Trucks speeds up with successful tests and last-mile partnership

Electric truck start-up Volta Trucks is picking up speed with successful customer operational tests across Europe and an innovative micro-hub last-mile delivery partnership. 

 

BrightDrop speeds towards billion-dollar revenue milestone

General Motors’ (GM) commercial EV brand, BrightDrop has announced that in 2023 – less than three years since launch – the firm will reach US$1 billion in revenue, making it one of the fastest growing companies in history. 

 

FarEye launches new last-mile delivery technology solutions

Logistics technology provider FarEye is offering new solutions to simplify the e-commerce customer journey, from ordering through to last-mile delivery. 

 

Open Pricer will optimise DPD Germany pricing

DPD Germany will use Open Pricer’s innovative technology to automate and optimise its pricing following an international tender won by the French company. 

 

Microsoft launches new supply chain platform for better visibility and agility

Microsoft has announced the launch of a new supply chain platform, which has been specifically designed to help enterprises respond quickly to changing market conditions and disruption by providing an “open, collaborative and composable foundation for data and supply chain orchestration.”

 

Pitney Bowes launches first-of-its-kind shipping label printer

Global shipping and mailing company Pitney Bowes has launched a new all-in-one Wi-Fi-enabled thermal shipping label printer, which includes an integrated scale and aims to simplify the shipping of packages and e-commerce orders

 

Quadient launches Parcel Pending smart lockers in Ireland

Quadient is offering residential ‘Parcel Pending by Quadient’ smart parcel lockers in Ireland to profit from e-commerce growth in the country.

 

Beumer wins automation contract with fast-growing Norwegian CEP firm

DB Schenker boosts warehouse efficiency with automated solution from Körber

GIRO helps An Post deliver with GeoRoute upgrade

MHS becomes Fortna following merger deal

Parcel Perform and Quiet Platforms launch new data partnership

Omni-fulfilment platform ShipBob goes global with Amazon

Third-party logistics startup Boxy improves same-day delivery services with Körber

Shippeo raises $40m to speed up global expansion

Scandit launches scan and count solution for more accurate inventory counting

Vanderlande unveils new robotic small-item picker at Parcel+Post Expo

SwipBox introduces intelligent labelling to enable circular packaging

Körber launches new partner program and strengthens product range

Posten Norge installs nationwide Swipbox parcel locker network in 18 months

Blue Yonder offers new fulfilment solutions

Delivery robot Clevon rolls into North America

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NEWS IN BRIEF

New uniform for NZ Post this Christmas

NZ Post posties and couriers will have a new look delivery uniform this Christmas, marking an important milestone in New Zealand history

 

DPD Ireland switches to 100% HVO biofuel to reduce carbon emissions

DPD Ireland has deployed Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as a replacement fuel for diesel in its heavy goods vehicles (linehaul) as part of an ambitious drive to decarbonise its Irish fleet by 2030.

 

Yodel C2C volumes surge exponentially

Volumes for Yodel’s Customer to Customer (C2C) delivery service have surged exponentially, with the independent parcel carrier now delivering almost 600k parcels a week, a 132% increase since July 2022.

 

Omniva installs its 1,000th parcel locker

Omniva has opened its 1,000th parcel machine in the Baltics in Vilnius, Lithuania, as part of expanding and renewing its network, with a total of around 270 parcel machines to be replaced and installed in the coming months. 

 

Emirates Post launches new kiosks in major shopping centres in Dubai

Emirates Post has launched new "Emirates Post Kiosks" in some of Dubai’s leading shopping centres, as part of its ongoing network expansion strategy aimed at increasing the number of locations and channels for customers. 

 

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