Since the amount and complexity of urban shipments is increasing drastically, cities are facing new challenges such as illegal parking and more emissions. Common logistic practices need to be reconsidered by all participants to foster smarter urban logistic solutions.
Passenger car occupancy has been falling for years. Partly empty vehicles on our road networks decrease passenger transport sustainability but also contain an opportunity for freight transport. Within crowd logistics, delivery operations are carried out by using passengers’ excess capacity on journeys that are already taking place, resulting in economic, social and environmental benefits.
Walmart says it has begun testing using store employees to make last mile deliveries for online orders. The idea is an expansion on Walmart’s recently launched 2-day shipping program, which lets customers order from over 2 million online items for fast delivery without an annual membership. Walmart said it realized the same trucks could just as easily …
Urban consolidation centres (UCC) are a popular measure in city logistics, which aims at rationalizing delivery trips in an urban area. However, although their environmental benefits have been extensively addressed and documented, many of the implementation cases fail to reach sufficient participation and demonstrate a viable business model. Milena Janjevic from Université Libre de Bruxelles did …
Waste collection is an important volume in city logistics today. In the LEVV-LOGIC project the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (NL) performed research on waste and the potential use of light commercial vehicles for waste collection in cities.
Paris wants to be a carbon-neutral city in 2050, thats recycles its waste, improves the water cycle, organises city logistics differently and has renewable energy resources. Achieving these goals engages Paris in a double revolution, both industrial and cultural. In this context, the Atelier Parisien d’Urbanisme (Apur) made a first prospective atlas of the Great Urban Services of …
The Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (CoE-SUFS) is dedicated to investigating new ways of infusing sustainability and efficiency into the way businesses send and receive goods. The new $4 million center, recognized as a Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) Center of Excellence, is funded by the VREF through its Future Urban Transport research program.
The field of city logistics can be characterised by its many local demonstrations and trials, that are quite often not lasting longer than the trial period. The number of demonstrations that continued and were implemented in daily practice is limited. Freight partnerships proved to be a good first step to engage stakeholders.
The issue of urban freight transport in city strategic planning is discussed in a new research paper by Maja Kiba-Janiak from Wroclaw University of Economics. There are two main purposes of this paper: a theoretical one and empirical one.
In this report commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, WIK has reviewed the current situation and outlined expected trends and developments in the Dutch postal market for the next ten years.