Logistics news round up (25/09/20)

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Despite the new COVID-19 restrictions dominating the headlines, there was still plenty going on in the logistics world. 

Here's our round up of the news stories from the last seven days. 


Royal Mail launches SME based Parcel Collect service

Parcel Collect is a new daily collection service from customers’ doors or a nominated safe place. The trial is currently available in a few postcode areas of West England as part of a phased roll-out of the service.



Tesco joins call on uk government to fast-track move to zero-emission cars and vans to 2030

There is now a group of 27 large corporates, including DPD, publicly calling on the UK Government to target 100% zero emission car and van sales from 2030.



Walmart and Uniqlo to start using robots

The robots are controlled by software that LiBiao says is compatible with all popular European warehouse management systems to ensure that they travel down the best route within the warehouse setting.

Is this the future for the industry? 



Yodel announces investment in North West based 'Super Hub'

A new Yodel Northern super-hub is being planned as part of the carriers’s long-term strategic investment to support future growth.



Brexit - Kent Road Border...

Forcing British lorry drivers to obtain special permits to enter Kent is “pointless” and will not provide effective checks on goods coming in and out of the country at the end of the Brexit transition period.



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