01 Dec '17, 1pm

UPS Testing Sustainable Delivery System in Europe

UPS Testing Sustainable Delivery System in Europe

A UPS Cargo Cruiser. Credit: UPS UPS is testing a depot-to-door delivery system in central London. The Low Impact City Logistics project will reduce traffic congestion and emissions associated with urban package delivery by using a power-assisted delivery trailer. If successful, it could change the way packages are delivered in cities in the UK. Following a competitive pitch process, the project is a partnership of five organizations: UPS, Fernhay, Skotkonung, University of Huddersfield, and Outspoken Delivery. The first of its type in the UK, the trial will take place from UPS’s London depot. Packages will be loaded onto pay load boxes at the depot and delivered by a single trailer to a central hub located within a busy urban area. The boxes are distributed from the hub via power-assisted trailers. The packages are then delivered to homes and businesses by bicycle or on f...

Full article: https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/12/ups-testing-s...

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