According to Symonds, “the main difference is in the size of consignments; goods destined for large public sector organizations, therefore, need a different solution.
Individual e-commerce packages can be consolidated into micro hubs that cover a smaller geographical area and use cargo bikes or small electric vehicles to complete the deliveries.” (See “An Efficient ‘Last Mile.’”) Many Asian cities already use bicycles and motorbikes to take goods the last mile.
Four weekly full container load sailings from Miami Consolidated full loads from multiple suppliers Competitive inland rates Direct Sailings from N. A and Houston Air Freight Service Our air freight service targets businesses who import time sensitive and high value cargo.
He added that “the objective of a freight consolidation center is to reduce the number of vehicles needed to deliver goods to end users.” Symonds provided some figures for Camden Council’s consolidation scheme, which involves two other boroughs as well as Camden.
There are 165 participating suppliers; 250 council buildings are served, covering 9 percent of London’s geography.
NOISE POLLUTION in cities has resulted in elevated stress levels and concomitant health problems.
Consequently, one focus of the October 2015 Freight in the City Expo, which brought together experts from the logistics and associated industries (see preceding article), was on advances in urban freight deliveries that promise quieter cities.
In Bangkok, large shipments are placed on barges, then offloaded into small vans that can weave their way through traffic.
“This can contribute to quieter deliveries,” commented Symonds.
ss, Garraway has an enviable reputation locally, regionally and internationally for the efficiency, integrity and professionalism as registered customs brokers, packers and international freight forwarders. As Laparkan nears its 30th year of service to the Caribbean, we are well positioned to handle the challenges which the rapidly changing global trading environment continues to occasion.
Garraway performs origin and destination services for shipments of household goods and personal effects, plus customs clearance and delivery for commercial to ensuring total customer satisfaction by providing quality service and making the difference in the lives of its customers, employees and the communities that they serve, thereby ensuring that it can be there for tomorrow, while continuing to serve the Caribbean today.
Nigel Symonds, founder of Green Lane Logistics, told Expo attendees about the evolution of freight consolidation centers — logistics facilities located close to the geographic areas they serve — for cities.