Will universal postcodes simplify delivery?

Will universal postcodes simplify delivery? According to techcrunch.com, “London-based addressing platform startup, what3words, which has created a universal postcode/zip code alternative aimed at simplifying location sharing, has taken in new funding led by logistics company Aramex”. Presently, countries do not share a common postcode/zipcode format, making it more difficult for developers of logistics and courier software to apply common rules…

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FedEx holds 98.45% TNT Express shares

FedEx holds 98.45% TNT Express shares According to logistics website Post and Parcel: “The post-closing acceptance period for the FedEx/TNT offer ended yesterday (1 June), leaving FedEx holding 98.45% of all TNT Express shares”. Once the statutory buy-out proceedings are completed, FedEx will own 100% of TNT Express. The statutory buy-out will start during third calendar…

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Bike couriers sue employers

Bike couriers are taking their employers to court in a dispute over workers rights, paid holiday and minimum wages. According to the BBC the case could have a “huge impact on the growing number of workers who are being wrongly categorised as self-employed.”. The BBC reported that the couriers are considered “self-employed contractors” despite working…

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Google self-driving delivery vehicle

Google self-driving delivery vehicle… Is this the next big thing to hit the streets ahead of drone delivery technology?  Drone technology has always had a few question marks over it, as we have covered in previous blog posts (See blog post “Is drone delivery the future?”). Strict airspace regulations, privacy concerns, theft and bad weather…

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