Djibouti – the logistic hub of the Horn of Africa

Djibouti wants to establish an Excellence Centre of Transport and Logistics. Image: DPFZA.

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Djibouti is strategically located on the northeast coast of the Horn of Africa. It controls the vital passage and the southern entrance from the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean – an essential international trade route connecting Africa, Asia and Europe.… Read more

How do you plan the most optimal transport route?

Logistics services are vital for every city. Photo: iStock

Logistics services are vital for every city. Photo: iStock

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Cities and their surrounding metropolitan areas are swiftly growing all over the world. This increase calls for a higher demand of logistics services. No matter if it is the industrial, trade or hospitality sector, they all rely on deliveries that arrive on time and without damage.… Read more

Off to conquer the ‘last mile’!

28% of total transport cost is accumulated on the “last mile” (Photo: iStock)

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

A city’s efficiency depends on its infrastructure. To supply trade, production, the service industry and private households for the future requires solutions which are smart, sustainable and cost-effective.… Read more

Gaining efficiency on congested city streets despite increasing challenges

Professional logistics software is at the heart of efficient urban freight transport (Photo: iStock)

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How do urbanisation and the e-commerce boom relate to logistics? The answer is simple: Today, urban freight transport accounts for about 35 per cent of CO2 emissions in the city.… Read more

Starting at the last mile

Successful kick-off at transport logistic (9 – 12 May 2017): Numerous visitors found their way to PTV’s stand 401/502 in hall B to explore the most innovative software solutions for modern cities and advanced logistics. Copyright PTV Group.

As stressed by Alexander Dobrindt in his opening speech at transport logistic in Munich, only those who are willing to digitise can achieve greatly.Read more

Smart for customer

Optimized trip planning with PTV Smartour: a benefit for the whole supply chain.

Optimized trip planning with PTV Smartour:          a benefit for the whole supply chain.

Papyrus is in many ways seen as a trailblazer in the paper wholesale trade. With trip planning, the company has devoted itself to a sector for which the optimisation potential can be harnessed even more intensely.Read more

A strong digital wind blowing through the world of logistics

Data Driven Intelligence, Digitalisierung der Arbeitswelt, Usability, Vielfalt im Logistiksektor, Vernetzung, Konnektivität und Cloud: PTV Group spannt den Bogen rund um den ersehnten und gefürchteten Einfluss der Digitalisierung auf die Welt der Logistik.

Digitalisation – feared and sought after in equal measure – casts a long shadow over the entire logistics sector.

Data-driven Intelligence, the world of work, usability, the range of solutions in the logistics sector, networking, connectivity and the cloud: PTV Group spans a wide range of subjects around the impact of digitization on the world of logistics.Read more

TNT Courier improves punctuality with PTV Smartour

TNT Courier improves punctuality with PTV Smartour

TNT Courier services: Punctuality has risen to over 98% thanks to PTV Smartour

TNT has significantly improved the performance of its value-added services network (Delivery Plus) thanks to PTV Smartour. Punctuality has risen to over 98 per cent, while vehicles are being used more efficiently than ever.Read more

Van Marcke brings service up to the next level with PTV Smartour

Van Marcke brings service up to the next level with PTV Smartour

Van Marcke brings service up to the next level with PTV Smartour

Although a fixed journey schedule was working perfectly well when it came to supplying Van Marcke’s stores, static planning was leading to bottlenecks in transports to installers. These bottlenecks included an uneven distribution of the work across drivers.Read more

Addressing the last mile challenges

A Network Research report shows that in customer service on time delivery scores very highly, followed by reliability and helpful communication.

A Network Research report shows that in customer service on time delivery scores very highly, followed by reliability and helpful communication.

Online shopping has changed the world of parcel delivery with a sharp increase in B2C deliveries. UK trends[i] suggest that B2B volumes have been falling, combined with a serious increase in B2C activity.Read more