Category: Logistics

At Toyota’s International Tradeshow for Intralogistics Solutions and Process Management, Toyota is presenting electric trucks with integrated telematics.

Forklift truck icon image in a warehouse

A stacker truck in a warehouse. (Icon)

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For the 17th time, international companies will have the chance to present their latest logistics products and services at Logimat. Under the motto “Intralogistics first-hand: Intelligent – Efficient – Innovative”, the trade fair (more…)

Autonomous vans from Renault jet in convoy through the city and deliver packages. Self-propelled tractors from Volvo are as flat as a flounder – without a driver’s cab. These future concepts can be seen at the IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover.

Volvo and Renault show the vans of the future

Vera of Volvo: The electric, autonomous tractor is as flat as a sports car. A cab is no longer necessary.

Photo: Volvo

Volvo and Renault show the vans of the future

Vera of Volvo: The electric, autonomous tractor is flat like a sports car. A cab is (more…)

Smart Packaging is on everyone’s lips. But what is it good for? We show you what packaging can do today and what role engineers play in developing environmentally friendly alternatives.

Packaging bores you? This bottle of wood fiber is much more environmentally friendly than conventional beverage cases. And engineers are working to inject packaging with intelligence and entertainer qualities.

Packaging is boring? This bottle of wood fiber is much more environmentally friendly than conventional beverage cases. And engineers are working to inject packaging with intelligence and entertainer qualities.

Photo: EcoXPac

In Australia, wine lovers have recently become (more…)

Be it autonomous, smart or networked trucks, tomorrow’s goods traffic will be digital. We asked Rolf-Dieter Lafrenz, Managing Director of Cargonexx GmbH, how hauliers deal with this and what new business models arise from it.

Rolf-Dieter Lafrenz faces a truck fleet

Rolf-Dieter Lafrenz believes that the importance of freight forwarders will increase in the future. “Because logistical processes are becoming more complex, far-reaching and networked.”

Photo: Cargonexx

Tom Frohn: Studies (more…)

For predators, truck tarpaulins are no obstacle, the prey is often just a slit away. The driver, who sleeps in the cabin at night, usually does not even get any of it. An engineering student wants to solve the problem with self-developed alarm tarpaulins.

The young engineering student Andreas Giessler started his own business with a simple idea.

The young engineer student Andreas Giessler started with a simple idea his own company.

Photo: Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences

At the beginning there was a lecture at the TWLogistik fair (more…)

Amazon continues to file for airborne parcel delivery by patenting a self-destructing drone. The use of this drone is intended to prevent someone from being injured by falling drone parts or parcels.

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The US online shipping giant Amazon is sticking to its plans to deliver parcels from the air to customers through the use of logistics drones. In the first place smaller deliveries should be delivered. The company has been researching this innovative way (more…)

The world’s longest air conveyor has now been put into operation in Brazil. Similar to a cable car at lofty heights, it transports 1,500 tons of sand-lime brick per hour across trees, hills and roads. That replaces 40 trucks per hour. This cableway for stones is pioneering work.

Material cable car with the longest conveyor belt in the world makes stones float

The world’s longest conveyor cableway has now been put into operation. It will bring sand-lime brick from the quarry to the cement factory in Brazil over a distance of 7.2 km.

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A stranger has published alleged secret papers claiming that the CIA and Pentagon are fighting over drone sovereignty. In addition, missing information about terrorist locations is said to kill civilians.

The unmanned MQ-1 Predator (pictured above) after returning from a mission to Iraq.

The unmanned MQ-1 Predator (pictured above) after returning from a mission in Iraq.

Photo: Shannon Collins / US Air Force

The US CIA secret service and the Pentagon, as the US Department of Defense likes to call it, are bickering about who can (more…)

Deeliva wants to be the local Amazon, the local Ebay. A kind of commercial neighborhood help from which everyone involved has something. Even the environment. The new service connects customers with suppliers in the immediate vicinity via a smartphone app. Without middlemen, without long transport routes, without complex packaging.

With the delivery service Deeliva, a spontaneous picnic can now be carefree organized by app order.

With the delivery service In the future, Deeliva will be organizing a spontaneous picnic carefree with an app order.

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The market for lithium-ion, hybrid or fuel cell forklifts is still small, but demand is growing – especially among green companies. This is why premium suppliers in particular rely on sustainable, alternative drive systems.

Still employees are assembling a Still-Gruppe forklift production hall. At present, the German manufacturers Linde and Still are leaders in the development of alternative drives for industrial trucks.

Employees of the Still company assemble a production hall of the Still Group forklift trucks. At present, the German manufacturers Linde and Still are leaders in the development of alternative drives for industrial trucks.

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