May 17, 2020

XPO Logistics opens eight 'last-mile' hubs ahead of Black Friday

XPO
Black Friday
Black Friday
black Friday logistics
James Henderson
1 min
XPO Logistics has opened eight new last-mile hubs in the US
XPO Logistics has announced that it has completed the opening of eight last mile logistics hubs ahead of Black Friday.

The newest facilities are locate...

XPO Logistics has announced that it has completed the opening of eight last mile logistics hubs ahead of Black Friday.

The newest facilities are located in: Birmingham, Ala.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Milwaukee, Wisc.; Savannah, Ga.; Tulsa, Okla.; and Washington, D.C.

XPO's North American last mile network now includes 53 hubs.

The hubs are part of the company's previously announced plans to expand its last mile footprint to 85 hubs by late 2018. XPO is the largest last mile logistics provider for heavy goods in North America, facilitating over 13mn deliveries a year.

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Troy Cooper, Chief Operating Officer of XPO Logistics, said: “We're anticipating strong demand this holiday season, as more people are purchasing heavy goods online.

“Our last mile expansion is directly related to the rapid growth of e-commerce and omnichannel retail. The scale of our network speeds fulfillment, while our technology gives retailers, e-tailers and consumers control over the shopping experience.

“These are critical components of ensuring consumer satisfaction with digital purchases.”

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Jul 24, 2021

DHL partners with Riversimple in sustainability move

DHL
Sustainability
riversimplemovement
SupplyChain
3 min
DHL Supply Chain has announced a partnership with a focus on sustainable personal transport combined with green logistics with Riversimple Movement

Riversimple Movement, a Welsh hydrogen vehicle manufacturer, has found a new partner in the world's 11th largest employer: DHL Supply Chain. The two companies, who have recently signed an MoU, pledge to bring sustainable zero-emission vehicles to the UK, and their targets don’t stop there. The duo looks to be busy, with their sights set on developing sustainability initiatives, securing the necessary finances required to achieve the volume production of hydrogen vehicles, and designing and subsequent trialling of zero-emission transport.

DHL has already begun assisting its new partner in preparing for its first full-scale manufacturing facility, which will house the production of hydrogen-electric vehicles. 

“It’s exciting to be partnering with a highly innovative company like Riversimple, which has sustainability at the heart of its mission,” says Managing Director of DHL Manufacturing Logistics UKI, Mike Bristow. “As the world’s leading logistics company, it is our responsibility to guide the industry to a sustainable future.”

DHL has recently launched “The Sustainability Playbook”, designed to create a roadmap to implement the next generation of global supply chain. 

“Excellence. Simply delivered. In a sustainable way.”

As one of the leading drivers in global trade, DHL claims to be aware of its immense responsibility to steer innovation. Conscious of the impact their global operations have on the environment, the company initiated “Strategy 2025” - delivering excellence in the digital world. The goal: to focus increasingly on harnessing the potential for sustainable long-term growth and expanding the already-underway digital transformations within the business. 

“Strategy 2025” aims to cumulatively invest €2bn in digitalisation through to 2025, in the hope that this will enhance customer experiences. They also predict a €1.5bn yearly run rate by FY’25. 

Currently, DHL boasts a large green logistics portfolio, including carbon offsetting, green optimisation, and clean fuel and energy products, all as available ways to make the supply chain industry more sustainable. 

“We have repeatedly redefined logistics, from introducing the industry’s first green product to becoming the first logistics company to commit to a zero-emissions target,” says DHL. 

“In the past 15 years, we have continuously improved our carbon efficiency while introducing innovative green logistics solutions to make supply chains more sustainable and help our customers achieve their environmental goals.”

DHL move to lead supply chain sustainability

As the world’s 11th largest employer, and with around 570,000 employees worldwide, DHL is in a position to lead the supply chain towards a greener future. Its recent partnership with Riversimple hopes to inspire other companies within the industry to follow. 

Hugo Spowers, Founder and Managing Director of Riversimple, acknowledges DHL’s commitment to sustainability.

We’re very pleased to be collaborating with DHL to help us achieve mass production in the UK in the near term, and hopefully partner with us on a global level as we deliver our goal of systematically eliminating the environmental impact of personal transport.

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