DHL Express are taking the next step in rolling out a fully containerised last mile delivery process, starting in the Netherlands. On August 11:th, there was an opening ceremony of a container handover point in Groningen, the Netherlands, with professional cyclist Bauke Mollema riding the Armadillo (called Cubicycle within DHL). This containerised process is now rolled out in more dutch cities:
The containerised delivery process enables the cost efficient and secure transfer of goods between terminals, motor vehicles and specialised last mile delivery vehicles. Parcels are sorted and handled only once in the delivery process, at the sorting terminal. This also makes it economically viable for the last mile delivery vehicle to refill during the work day, as the distance to return the empty container and pick up more goods can be minimised, and the transfer of the goods is fast and secure.
The Armadillo electric cargo bike is designed for use in the bike infrastructure, with maximised accessibility and minimised negative impact for other cyclists. This is achieved by a width of only 86 cm (less than family cargo trikes), a height that is low enough for other cyclist to keep most of their traffic overview and a suspension and agility that enables the Armadillo to keep up with other cyclists.
The share of female riders is now at 25 % and increasing at Velove in Malmö, in a typically male dominated job. How has this been achieved?
Three fruits a day keeps the doctor away! If delivered to your office by us we also keep vans away, reducing CO2 emissions and keeping the city nice!
Black Friday and Christmas shopping is the peak season of online shopping and an increasing share of the population choose convenient home delivery in the checkout. This leads to increased delivery traffic in residential areas -but this does not have to mean that the streets will be filled with delivery vans! Today you can choose a home delivery method that is nicer for the city and that also uses less resources and energy.
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