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Did the sector news for December 2019 get lost in all the festivities? For your convenience, we start 2020 with a brief recap of the not to be missed trends and innovations in the world of logistics. Read more about T-shirt folding robots, the approaching success of Uber Freight, the wide variety of city hubs, the evolution of warehouse automation, and flying water taxis.

Real estate

This year, Lidl moved its logistics centre in Breda a little further away to a new warehouse on the former site of The Greenery. The German supermarket chain leases the warehouse (over 58,000 m² in total) from WDP, which redeveloped the entire logistics estate. Patrick Marczinski, project manager for warehouse management at Lidl, gives you a peek behind the scenes.

Logistics

This month, the sector is bursting with news about Artificial Intelligence and other smart innovations. Read about Hema’s predictive AI software, the announcement of a Belgian pilot project with autonomous trains, the importance of data for society, the profitability of a municipal rental depot, and how Chinese webshops are tackling their greatest challenge.

#TeamWDP

We take care of the technical management of our buildings ourselves! For example, WDP Netherlands has four facility managers who jointly manage 100 buildings. Remco Van Iersel manages about 25 of these and knows every gas connection, roof curvature, or hidden socket in his buildings. If customers call with a problem, he gets them help.

Logistics

The October WDP Digest contains some unmissable news from the logistics world: students at Thomas More Geel University made a breakthrough in the automation sector, the new logistics hotspots in the Netherlands are now known, IPP Benelux and Uber Freight tackle empty lorry runs, and Dutch freighter MV Ankie opts for eConoWind’s wind-assisted propulsion.