Testimonials

RW Freight Services are the most competive carrier for my Finnish exports.

Finnish Export Freight
63481

I am very happy with the level of service RW Freight Services offer for my Swedish Import Shipments.

Swedish Import Shipping
77299

Our overall impression of your export services to Sweden is good

Sweden Customer 50689

More Testimonials

air freight Australia Canada cargo China container containers Denmark Egypt exporters exports exports China Finland France freight freight forwarders freight forwarding Freight Shipping Germany Hong Kong imports India International Freight Ireland italy Japan logisitics logistics Netherlands Norway Poland rail freight russia Seafreight shipping South Africa Spain Sweden Sweden freight Swedish Switzerland Turkey U.S.A USA wine

Robots may tackle urban freight problem

Tags: ,


A new report suggests that the use of robots for last mile deliveries could address the problems of urban freight distribution.

The Independent Transport Commission’s (ITC) report on urban freight distribution in the UK considers the problem of more deliveries by vans in urban areas because of increasing demands of internet shopping and door-to-door deliveries, leading to congestion and air pollution.
The report is based on innovations in urban freight practices in London, following the 2012 Olympic Games, which forced the transport and logistics sectors to rethink methods.

In particular, the report considers retiming deliveries, urban consolidation centres (UCCs), and ‘addressing the last mile through new technologies’, highlighting a new initiative which uses robot vehicles to make food deliveries in Greenwich.

The robots are designed to operate 99% autonomously at pedestrian speeds on pavements, delivering groceries, food and other goods within a maximum delivery time of 30 minutes. They began commercial trials in the UK in July 2016.