Containerize for more efficiency

Tomorrow's urban logistics starting today

Limiting the impact of transloading

The use of different vehicles for the last mile implies highly penalizing transloadings, both in terms of productivity and simply the ability to operate them in a constrained urban environment.

For parcel delivery, these transloadings are all the more significant because of the number of handling units involved, and the challenges of optimizing route preparation.

The supply chain of the future 

In today's supply chain, it's essential to recognize the advances and innovations that are making it as efficient as possible. 
First of all, the massive deployment of standardized handling units (containers and pallets) has saved considerable time during load breaking and multimodal transport. The invention of systems for optimizing routes, tracking deliveries and declaring damage have made it possible to ensure better monitoring of deliveries and better identification of responsibilities. Taking environmental issues into account has given rise to technical feats such as retro-fit, and has committed many carriers to reducing their emissions. 
Despite all this progress, transport and logistics in general still get a bad press, with cities closing off access to their centers to limit pollution, reduce noise pollution and make city centers more pedestrian and bike-friendly. At a time when e-commerce is delivering 8 millions parcels a day (LaPoste), this situation is hampering carriers' ability to make successful deliveries. 

Just as maritime containerization has enabled successful globalization, the micro-container will revolutionize urban logistics. Merchandise is massaged and prepared upstream of the urban center, with no break in loading until it is delivered to the end customer. Delivery teams no longer need to handle the goods, thus eliminating the time spent sorting, the physical effort involved and the space required in the urban hub. This costs up to 0.40 per parcel according to the French Post.  
Micro-containerization facilitates urban multimodality thanks to its controlled volume that enables it to be transported by any means of transport : that is the fleximodality. 
Loaded onto trailers or cargo bikes in just 10 seconds, micro-containers pave the way for micro-hubs and mobile hubs that aim to meet the challenges of urban logistics. 
Therefore will the logistics chain be fully optimized :

Optimizing sorting 

Prepare parcels in containers more efficiently
thanks to industrial tools

Rationalizing transport

Massify goods for efficient transport with
containers adapted to industrial vehicles

Simplification of the transfer

Make your approach more flexible: pre-prepared tour, hub surface rationalization, opening up to micro-hub / hub-mobile.

Easy and successful delivery

Easily access the heart of urban centers, pedestrian zones and LEZs by bike for on-time distribution of goods. 

Answer logitics real estate issues 

To operate in the city, the location of the hub is crucial to ensure maximum efficiency, but the scarcity and high cost of available plots of land make land a major issue for carriers and cyclelogisiticians. 

Micro-containerization enables the deployment of micro-hubs and mobile hubs, which are already the focus of many urban projects. 


Ayopa by Delanchy

Based on the principle of mini-containerization, Ayopa has proven the performance of its logistics model, which enables it to maintain the cold chain by delivering passive cold by bicycle. Recently acquired by the Delanchy group, Ayopa opened its doors to us for a day.

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