Monthly archives: May, 2017

New Phd-thesis on consolidation and coordination in urban freight

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Due to growing urbanization, fragmentation of freight flows, and increasingly strict delivery conditions, cities around the world have to deal with a vastly increasing number of freight transport flows. Carriers are unable to efficiently bundle these flows, resulting in inefficient urban transport. This inefficiency contributes to negative environmental effects such as hazardous emissions, traffic jams, …

Access over ownership: sharing economy logistics

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In recent years the tremendous power of digital sharing platforms and crowd-based access to existing assets has started to rewrite the rules of business for many industries. Smartphones and mobile technologies combined with shifting societal values are allowing companies with new business models to proliferate at unprecedented speed, scale, and valuation.

Frevue project launches initiative to prove demand for electric freight vehicles

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Urban freight operators have been asked to back a campaign to boost OEMs confidence in electric freight vehicles demand. Limited availability and high prices of electric commercial vehicles are knowns barriers to operators looking to electrify their fleets. However, according to research from the Freight Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe (Frevue) project, many OEMs do not believe there is …

Eccentric project demonstrating sustainable urban mobility solutions

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ICLEI is working on a big demonstration project of sustainable urban mobility solutions: Civitas Eccentric. About 50 mobility measures are being demonstrated in the cities of Madrid, Stockholm, Munich, Turku and Ruse. The Eccentric project focuses on sustainable mobility in suburban districts and innovative urban freight logistics, two important areas that have previously received less …