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Innovation in transport and logistics knows no bounds

 Innovation in transport and logistics knows no bounds

Innovation in transport and logistics knows no bounds

Here at TLISC we continue to be amazed by the breadth and depth of innovative technologies helping the industry to operate more efficiently.

TLISC’s 2015 Environmental Scan reported that; robotics, automation, wireless sensor networks, intelligent objects, smart packages and mobile devices are being used across the industry to enhance operational efficiency.

We are seeing the adoption of these new technologies in our own backyard, however, looking abroad also provides us with a look into what the future holds for the industry in Australia.

Whether it’s getting a package from point A to point B or using simulators to assist in the development of the workforce, opportunity abounds for innovative solutions across the industry.

Examples of these ground-breaking advancements litter the news and Twitter feeds regularly. Here is a glimpse of what’s caught our attention over the past few weeks.


Forget the drones, Amazon wants to use you

Amazon wants to recruit your neighbours to deliver packages. The company is currently developing a mobile app and service that would pay people to deliver packages. Think of it as the Uber of package delivery. This is the latest innovation considered by Amazon to decrease their out-of-pocket costs for delivering those packages to your doorstep.

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Fetchr raises $11m to revolutionize shipping & logistics and bring new opportunities to American retailers

Fetchr’s app takes all the hassle and inconvenience out of package delivery in a region of the world where there are no addresses. The app uses proprietary technology to schedule package pick-up and delivery using your mobile phone GPS coordinates as your address.

Read the full article here.


Water police test their skills in a maritime simulator at Brookvale

Few would know Sydney’s northern beaches is home to a maritime simulator which offers students undertaking commercial maritime courses to skipper everything from a sailing boat to a bulk carrier without getting wet.

The simulator, located at the Brookvale campus of the Northern Sydney Institute, has been in operation since 2013 and comprises three vessel bridges with full electronic and equipment integration to mimic that found on commercial vessels ranging from a 12m vessel up to a cargo or passenger ship.

Read the full article here.


NICTA wants to transform Australia’s transport & logistics with new hub

Australian digital research body NICTA has launched a hub — a meeting point between the transport industry, scientists and researchers. Known as the Transport and Logistics Living Lab, it is a way for NICTA to work with the industry on developments such as intelligent fleet logistics where computers can schedule a delivery company’s vans to maximise efficiency and minimise cost.

The new hub will allow participants to discuss new approaches to moving goods and people more effectively.

Read the full article here.


Container transport for heavy parts model for innovation

Sea Box International, a Canberra-based specialist is finding creative new roles for shipping containers. CROWS is a container roll-out warehousing system featuring stackable loading platforms designed to hold items such as large pipeline sections. Dimensions are specified so that the platforms once fitted together can be easily loaded into standard 20- or 40-ft shipping containers.

Read the full article here.

PUBLISHED IN Latest News ON July 15, 2015