Friday 19th Jul 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Volvo to trial autonomous truck

Volvo is to trial “Vera” an autonomous vehicle to transport goods from a logistics centre to a Gothenburg port terminal, in a collaborative project with DFDS.

Government to ban 10-year tyres

The Department of Transport is consulting on legislation to make it illegal for buses, coaches, HGVs and minibuses to run with a tyre aged 10 years or over.

Kalmar launches medium electric forklift

Kalmar is to introduce a medium electric forklift powered by lithium-ion battery technology as part of a plan to offer an electric version of every product in its portfolio by 2021.

5G will drive supply chain improvements

The introduction of 5G technology could drive a move to self-triggered order placement based on inventory level – just one of a number of supply chain benefits identified in a new study by Capgemini.

IAG Cargo link to WebCargo by Freightos

Users of WebCargo by Freightos can now access IAG Cargo’s rates, route availability, and the platform to make and manage bookings in real time to any of IAG Cargo’s 350+ destinations.

Coop expands Oslo distribution centre

Norwegian food retailer Coop is expanding its central goods distribution centre in cooperation with Witron to give a 33 per cent higher picking volume.

Royal Mail adds features to app

Royal Mail has added features in its mobile app to allow senders to check a price and buy postage directly through the app.