Robots are now rumbling along London’s streets delivering goods to people, and the company behind the initiative will be explaining how it’s done at the Omni-Channel Conference in London in September. Sandra Sooläte, head of UK operations for Starship Technologies, will look at the future of robotics in logistics; the benefits and challenges of using […]
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World leading robotics and automation suppliers are lining up to exhibit at the Robotics & Automation Exhibition which takes place at the Milton Keynes Arena on 11-12th October. The event offers visitors the opportunity to discover how the latest technologies can improve efficiency, and reduce costs. These are just some of the companies that will […]
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The supply chain is experiencing a rather severe labour deficit – and it doesn’t look like it’s about to recover any time soon. In fact, according to The World Bank, the global problem is going either to remain the same, or in the worst-case scenario, deteriorate even further over the next five years. Fixing the […]
DHL Parcel is to open a mega parcel centre in Bochum, in the Ruhr region. By autumn 2019, the new site will handle up to 50,000 shipments per hour. “Our network – with an average of 4.3 million parcels per day – leads the way in Germany when it comes to capacity and quality,” said […]
The shortage of logistics-related labour is a global problem that will either remain the same or worsen over the next five years, according to a new survey by The World Bank, which calls for a major expansion of training and skills development initiatives in developing countries. The new study, authored by Prof Alan McKinnon, Christoph […]
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Volumes and demand continue to be low with no signs of improvement any time soon. As larger carriers struggle with YOY losses for the second quarter in a row, LTL is trying to remain tight-lipped about possible causes of weak demand. Concerns and questions are being raised as to how the carriers will respond to this downturn. The cost of living is on the rise and as inventories are sold off from the congestion dating back to March of 2015, demand may soon be on the rise again. Carriers are not adding in new trucks to their fleets, which could cause issues in the long run if demand goes back on the rise again.
The announcement of Hanjin's bankruptcy last week has shocked the ocean network and raised questions and concerns from shippers throughout the world. Many containers are at a standstill, several ships are anchored off shore, and some crews are without food and water until a resolution is found. South Korea's government and some carriers have offered to take up parts of their debt in order to process orders and gain some market share from Hanjin. Unfortunately, their financial losses and debts have forced ports to turn their cargo away until contracts are solidified and a resolution is found. While it's no surprise that some stand - alone carriers like Hanjin are folding, what events led up to their demise, and how will things affect shippers in the future?