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Today, the transportation and logistics industry is grossly inefficient, overpriced, carriers make low returns and freight is the only industry whose carbon footprint is still rising. In our interview, Brian Bolam, an entrepreneur, founder and a supply chain visionary explains how machine-to-machine (M2M) technology is the key to enable the industry to manage its fleet, efficiency, and to provide visibility and connectivity in a way that can dramatically improve the performance, so shippers can get lower prices, carriers can get better margins and the economy can benefit overall from lower emissions and congestion.

A new wave of shared electric-bike services will be launched in England next year as a result of “kick-start” funding provided by the UK government. Electric-assisted bikes encourage people to try out or return to cycling. Planned schemes include services in a hilly area, in a small historic city for transporting heavier loads using electric-assist cargo bikes, and for visitors in a tourist area.

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How are we moving people from point A to point B?
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Due to a rapid increase in population, the demand for urban freight transport is growing as people are consuming more goods and services. The United Nations predicts that by 2050 about three-fourth of population will live in urban areas, while today it is about half. The city logistics industry is facing many challenges such as traffic congestion, transport-policy related issues, parking, loading or unloading problems, customer related problems etc. In our interview, Tobias Merten, Manager Advisory Services of a Global Management Consulting firm explains how urban planners and local authorities can overcome these challenges and how the industry can handle growing transport volumes and freight traffic growth.