The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the pace of the on-demand economy. Consumers are increasingly making small orders each day, while expecting immediate or next day deliveries, increasing the number of vehicles in urban areas with severe impact on cities’ quality of life. Freight transport makes up about 25 percent of traffic in cities but takes up 40 percent of road space … [Read more...] about Urban Logistics as a Service (ULaaS): the Next Frontier of Last Mile Logistics
Caribbean islands face significant competitive disadvantages in trade because of a variety of factors — including the size and nature of their economies and their geographic location, which necessitates a reliance on maritime and air transport for most of their import and export needs, with 90 percent of goods being transported by sea. At the same time, maritime transport … [Read more...] about Short-sea shipping: A solution to Caribbean logistics challenges?