Post and parcel delivery companies could significantly reduce harmful city emissions and traffic congestion, if bold steps are taken to reshape last-mile delivery ecosystems, according to a new study by consultants Accenture. The report, ‘The Sustainable Last Mile: Faster. Greener. Cheaper’, produced in collaboration with Frontier Economics, found that using local micro-fulfilment centres (MFCs) such as in-store click and collect points, automated locker storage facilities, and stand-alone micro-warehouse facilities across London to fulfil just half of the e-commerce orders could […]
HGVs are the most challenging road vehicles to transition to electric or hydrogen power, a practical and affordable solution is 20 to 30 years away. This is why major logistics companies across the UK are today switching away from diesel to biomethane gas as a transport fuel, which can be supplied as both gaseous and liquefied fuels.
Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions (HCVS) generated a pre-tax profit of £19.7m in the year ending 31 March 2021, despite a challenging year for the leasing market.
Major supermarket home delivery fleets are still struggling to meet demand despite the government’s desire for most of the population to order groceries online.