Tuesday, July 23, 2024
DHL Express deploys AI-powered sorting robot

DHL Express deploys AI-powered sorting robot

DHL Express has introduced DHLBot, an AI-powered (artificial intelligence) robotic arm that automates parcel sortation, in Singapore and South Korea amid increasing shipment volumes. The DHLBot will complement manual sortation of small parcels by enabling hubs and gateways to handle greater volumes, particularly during peak season, while increasing overall operational efficiency by at least 40%.

In 2020, DHL Express recorded a 17.3% year-on-year increase in shipment volume during the peak months of November and December. Capable of sorting over 1,000 small parcels per hour with 99% accuracy, DHL Express’ latest automation reduces the probability of mis-sorting and thereby, removes the need for secondary sorting.

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.

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