The use of drones in logistics could result in £2.8bn of savings and boost productivity, according to a government report into robotics. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said investment by companies such as Ocado and Amazon into robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) was already transforming the sector, through large-scale warehouse automation. It said there will be an estimated 11,000 drones in transport and logistics by 2030, which will represent around 14% of the total number in […]
Final mile postal workers could boycott mail handled by private sector firms in the new year, after a consultative ballot of Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) members at the Royal Mail. The union said that it had concerns that competition in the market for final mile postal deliveries, from the likes of TNT Post, was “undermining the sustainability of the universal service”. It is calling for postal regulator Ofcom to: Protect the universal service and end cherry-picking of delivery services. Maintain […]
Fleet operators have adapted quickly to the demands of Covid-19 lockdowns, new research from telematics specialist Quartix shows.
Parcels, mail and e-fulfilment specialist Whistl has launched a £12m fleet expansion and renewal programme.