last mile delivery

Last Mile Delivery

Construction businesses are often required to deliver large amounts of material and equipment to sites that can be inaccessible by road, (for a number of reasons) in a remote location, or constricted by local government requirements. These deliveries can be costly and inefficient, especially if they involve multiple vehicles or manpower.

How are these challenges in industrial and logistics construction sector likely to be addressed?

By investing in last mile delivery technology that utilises sustainable methods such as autonomous vehicles, aerial drones and smart bicycles, the benefits from economies of scale, reduced carbon footprint and time efficiency should not be overlooked.

Of course heavy construction delivery can not be delivered on a bike, but with the correct balances and investment, solutions are becoming available.

For example, the growth in cargo bike deliveries is real, and the volume of goods that can be transported is astounding. Zedify claim to be able to carry 150 – 200kg on their trikes or up to 100kg on their bikes.

The construction industry is one of the biggest contributors to carbon emissions in Europe, with a significant portion coming from inefficient and unsustainable delivery methods.

Modernising last mile delivery and its relevance to commercial deliveries from consolidation centres in the UK, will have a positive impact on the construction industry, specifically related to improvements in efficiency and sustainability.

At CSB we are continuing to investigate all methods of last mile delivery and look forward to seeing how this will be addressed at the forth-coming conference: https://lastmileconference.co.uk/programme/overcoming-challenges/

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