Monthly archives: June, 2017

EU recognises twelve projects for keeping Europe moving sustainably


Over 110 innovative solutions for decarbonising EU transport were submitted for the European Transport Innovation Challenge 2017. The 12 winners offered solutions in a wide range of transport applications; futuristic systems for moving people and freight in cities, services for people with reduced mobility and emergency services, a robot platform, parking, railway and cycling.

Smart freight leadership: how to realise more efficient freight?

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Smart or green freight refers to the transformation efforts of the freight and logistics sector that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants and improve fuel efficiency across the global logistics supply chain, whilst maintaining competitiveness and economic growth. Smart freight, green freight and sustainable freight/logistics are in practice used interchangeably.

ICL 2017: New focus in research on city logistics

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About 100 scientists came to Phuket Thailand for the 10th International City Logistics Conference. The usual topics like urban consolidation centres, public procurement, cost and benefits of measures, e-fulfilment, the need to involve multiple actors and urban sprawl were presented. Also, some inspiring cases of local urban freight management programs in Seattle, Sydney, Melbourne, Mexico …

SPICE: best practices in public procurement of ITS and alternative fuel technology

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The SPICE project aims to collect and disseminate the best practices in innovative procurement for transport and mobility projects in Europe. The best practices report presents 11 cases of innovation procurements in the transport sector from various countries in Europe. These cases cover a wide range of topics in four categories: Alternatively fuelled vehicles  Intelligent Transport Systems …