Monday 30th Mar 2020 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Amazon patents drone parachute

Amazon has patented the transport of goods from drones to homes via parachute. This comes soon after the e-commerce giant patented an airborne fulfilment centre designed for service deliveries made by drones.

DHL expands Airfreight Plus network to Russia and CIS region

DHL forms partnership with Huawei Technologies

Deutsche Post DHL Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with technology company Huawei Technologies. The partnership is to develop a range of supply chain solutions for businesses using industrial grade Internet of Things systems and hardware.

CKF develops ‘low cost’ robot palletising cells

CKF Systems has developed a number of ‘low cost’ robot handling cells – the equipment is designed for companies operating a manual palletising line. The supplier of automated handling and robotic solutions’ ‘AC25 Robot Palletising Cell’ is priced at £80,000 – CKF said that the product provides payback in under two years.

Amazon granted patent for flying DC

Ecommerce giant Amazon has a patent for an airborne fulfilment centre (AFC) which would be used to service deliveries made by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or ‘Drones’.

Maplin to use iForce returns service

Maplin, the consumer technology retailer, is to use iForce Revive as an additional service to the existing multi-channel fulfilment solution.

Are you ready for the challenge of the New Year?

Just before Christmas the news emerged that Amazon has applied for a patent on an airborne fulfilment system that uses an airship floating at 45,000 feet to hold stock and a fleet of drones to handle the actual deliveries.

First-ever Amazon drone delivery trial is UK-based

Online retail giant Amazon has launched its first-ever ‘Prime Air’ drone delivery trial in Cambridge, UK. The service can deliver packages up to five pounds in 30 minutes or less – the first order was a Fire TV and bag of popcorn, which took 13 minutes from ordering to delivery.

Yusen chooses Swisslog for autonomous robots

Yusen Logistics has chosen Swisslog Warehouse & Distribution Solutions to implement its AutoStore Automated System in Singapore. The system involves the use of autonomous robots, which sit on top of an aluminium grid.

Effi-BOT wins DHL robotics challenge

Effi-BOT, an autonomous delivery robot created by French robotics company Effidence, has won DHL’s robotics competition at the company’s innovation day, reports Alex Leonards from Troisdorf, Germany.

Hermes launches Leeds innovation lab

Hermes has launched an innovation lab in Leeds. Initial projects for the lab are self-tracking parcels, intelligent delivery using location-based services and new tracking experiences.