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FedEx to upgrade sorting facility at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport

Logistics and parcel delivery provider FedEx Express has unveiled its plans to invest €200m (US$220m) in upgrading its distribution hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport in France. Upon completion, the CDG hub will boast a new state-of-the-art automated system capable of sorting large and oversized packages – a worldwide first for FedEx Express. more...

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Australia Post CEO unveils plans for electric vehicle fleet

Australia Post has unveiled its plans to trial several new electric delivery vehicles capable of carrying up to 100 small parcels and 1,200 letters at a time. The post plans to trial the new e-vehicle in capital cities next year, beginning in select locations, with a decision on a broader roll-out expected by mid-late 2017.

13 October, 2016

UPS trials commercial drone deliveries in the USA

UPS has partnered with drone developer CyPhy Works to begin testing the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to deliver packages to remote or hard-to-reach locations.

The trials began with the mock delivery of a child’s inhaler from Beverly, Massachusetts, to Children’s Island approximately three miles off the Atlantic coast. The battery-powered Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) drone used in the trial had been equipped with night vision cameras and secure communication channels.

8 August, 2016

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