Containerisation is key to replacing vans with specialised last mile delivery vehicles. It makes the transfer of goods from a highway going motor vehicle to a light last mile delivery vehicle efficient and secure.
For 1000 kg EU pallets or roller cages with milk cartons, you need vans and trucks. For smaller deliveries, we need a smarter solution than oversized vehicles.
The transfer of goods from a motor vehicle or city hub to last mile vehicle takes less than 1 minute. One person can easily do the transfer.
Since the goods are transferred safely into the last mile container at big terminals the risk of damage and theft is reduced.
Technology like tracking and sensors can easily be added to your containers. Just add it to your fleet management solution and increase control.
As the containers are standardised, this enables to automate loading of the container on and off tracks and to be handled autonomously in city hubs.
Last week we launched our new co-operation with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), when presenting a fuel cell system demonstrator for the Armadillo. We have also done another fuel cell demonstrator in the past, together with RI.SE. In this article, we would like to explain why we are interested in this technology.
Patrick Perret, from Switzerland, decided to combine making a statement and do a grand adventure together with his children Yoann and Emilie on an electric cargo bike. After 17 437 km and many countries, they are now back in Switzerland to tell the story.
During the International Cargo Bike Festival in Groningen, a workshop was held on the topic of containerisation in last mile delivery. Paul Buijs from University of Groningen introduced us to the Physical Internet, Fredrik Lindqvist from Bring (Norwegian Mail) told us about how containerisation speeds up their express deliveries and I (Johan Erlandsson) gave some updates on what is going on in containerised last mile delivery. The audience was invited to discuss and we had a look at some new container handling equipment.