Parcel delivery company DPD has officially opened a new £40 million eco-regional sortation centre in Bromley-By-Bow that will enable the firm to deliver up to 80,000 ‘green’ parcels into London each day.
The facility, which is the size of 8.5 football pitches, will create 650 new jobs when fully operational early in the new year and will mean that DPD’s delivery service within London’s north and south circular area will be all electric.
It is a hybrid eco-sortation and distribution facility. In addition to the parcel delivery operation, which will be DPD’s greenest in the UK, the 430 metre long conveyor system will automatically sort all intra-London parcels for next-day delivery on-site, instead of them being trunked to the Midlands and back for sorting, as is currently the case.
As part of being a diesel free operation, the site has solar panels on the parking canopy to help charge the 500 electric delivery vans and a 40,000 litre HVO tank to enable the fleet of LGVs and 7.5T trucks to fill-up with the renewable biofuel.
The plan also includes the installation of solar panels on the main roof in the new year, which could generate up to 1 million kwh per annum to help power the entire building.
Docklands will also see DPD achieve its pledge to deliver to 30 of the largest towns and cities in the UK with zero and low emission final mile delivery vehicles.
JOOR and ISPO Munich
JOOR and ISPO Munich, a sports trade fair, have entered into a long-term partnership.
Leveraging JOOR’s digital wholesale platform and global network, this collaboration aims to enhance and extend the digital selling opportunities available to ISPO brands, with tools designed to drive business growth in the realms of sports, outdoor, and lifestyle.
JD Worldwide, JD.com’s cross-border e-commerce platform, has announced the roll-out of enhanced authentication processes, named JD Smart Check, for imported goods.
The initiative focuses on three areas: expediting quality inspections for cosmetics, incorporating blockchain technology for comprehensive anti-counterfeiting solutions, and providing on-demand authenticity inspections for products shipped via direct mail.
JD Worldwide has implemented x-ray fluorescence analysis, developed in partnership with the Cosmetics Technology Center of China Inspection and Quarantine Science Institute, for rapid on-site assessment of cosmetics and personal care products at JD’s logistic centres.