Autonomous drones have already been used to deliver medicines and other small freight items.
Supply-chain experts see reliable data, STEM education and smarter regulation as essential for Australia to succeed in an increasingly automated world under pressure to be environmentally sustainable.
Online shopping is quick and fun. There are ways to make it eco-friendly.
’Tis the season for online shopping – which means a month of shipping. Here's how to reduce your delivery footprint.
A fully loaded semitrailer can cause 10,000 times more damage to roads than a family car.
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Australia should follow the lead of other nations like New Zealand and Switzerland and increase the charges for heavy vehicles on roads, proportionate to the amount of wear and tear they cause.
Are drones the parcel couriers of the future?
Online shopping giants and logistics firms are trying to improve efficiency and cut carbon – knowing that doing so will reduce their operating costs while appealing to green-minded consumers.
Which links are most important in road and information networks?
When planning major infrastructure investments, it's important to know which road, freight and information networks are most important – and which proposals might make things worse, not better.
Here's the technology Amazon needs to get right for drone deliveries – and what it will mean for everyone else.
Was Anthony Albanese right about truck driver pay and safety?
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Was Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese, right to say that evidence shows better pay for truck drivers will improve safety?
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Online retail customers demand support from every party involved in the product supply chain, but few are keeping up.
Business and consumers are demanding more data than ever, and the traditional barcode isn't cutting it any more.
Cargo that automatically reports to customs, containers that monitor their contents, and robots that pick and pack at either end: technology is changing freight, forever.
The painting of the Sistine Chapel was an exercise in logistics, which can be analysed for insights into who and what was involved in its creation. The same goes for any crime requiring some organisation.
Mention the word “logistics” and most people would probably think of trucks or the shipping of freight at a mundane best. A more textbook definition might be that logistics is the managed movement of resources…
It’s a long way for one man and his reindeer to travel.
In just one night, Santa has to visit millions of homes to deliver presents. If he could travel at the speed of light, the task would be simple. However, Einstein’s formula, E=MC², tells us that anything…
The Pacific Highway has a long history of fatal truck accidents.
Articulated trucks such as semi-trailers and “B-Doubles” are involved in about 30% of fatal road accidents on the Pacific Highway. As the number of trucks carrying freight between Sydney and Brisbane increases…
To make roads flow better, we need traffic lights to be more efficient.
If you’ve ever been caught in a traffic jam – and who hasn’t? – you’ll know Australia’s urban road networks are fast approaching full capacity. With the holiday season not far away, traffic jams and road…