Daily Archives: April 13, 2017

Hermes trials self-driving robots in London

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Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, is launching an innovative testing programme for the use of self-driving delivery robots in London. In partnership with Starship Technologies, Hermes will soon trial a number of parcel collections in the London borough of Southwark.

This latest trial follows on from a project which has seen Hermes Germany and Starship Technologies test parcel delivery by robot in the Ottensen, Volksdorf and Grindel suburbs of Hamburg. Starting last August, three robots were deployed on the streets of the German city.

Hermes will use the testing period to better understand how the robots could enhance the company’s ability to offer an increased range of on-demand solutions in the future, as part of its ongoing commitment to providing value-added services. Initially, the trial will allow the delivery firm to offer limited thirty-minute time slots for the collection of parcels, either for items being returned to retailers, or for items being sent by small businesses or consumers via myHermes. Moving forward, the robots could offer Hermes greater scheduling and tracking capabilities.

Read more at hermesworld.com

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APL Connects North Asia and Eastern Australia with New China Australia Service 3

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SINGAPORE, 13 Apr 2017 – APL today announced the launch of the China Australia Service 3 (CA3) – a new weekly service which connects North Asia to the key ports in East Coast Australia.

“The new CA3 service will be characterised by its strategic connections across North and Central China, Japan and Korea to the largest cities of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in eastern Australia. Promising market-leading transit time from Qingdao, Shanghai and Ningbo to Melbourne, the CA3 service offers yet another compelling option for APL shippers who will benefit from the direct coverage from six key North Asian ports to the Australian continent,” said Chan Khai Tou, APL Head of Intra-Asia Short Sea and Oceania Services.

Read more at www.apl.com

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Blue Dart a Superbrand and Trusted Brand once again!

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Mumbai, April 13, 2017 – Blue Dart Express Limited, South Asia’s premier courier and integrated express package Distribution Company has been conferred with two prestigious awards – the ‘Business Superbrand’ Award by the Superbrands Council for the 10th consecutive year and the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand Award for the 11th consecutive year.

Read more at bluedart.com

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