Current logistics and transportation systems include heterogeneous fleets consisting of common internal combustion engine vehicles as well as other types of vehicles using “green” technologies, e.g., plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles (EVs).
Transportation is one of the essential services in cities that contribute to the quality of life. As a result, efficient methods for transport planning have become increasingly important. Decision makers have considered collaborative strategies to reduce the overall cost of the supply process and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of urban logistics systems.
Imagine, it’s Thursday 14 August 2025. Following a foggy start, the morning sun breaks through on this summer day. You don’t have to work today, so you decide to walk to your favourite café on the corner to have a cup of coffee, preferably on the terrace. On the way there, you picture yourself sitting …
City Logistics 1 and 2 are two books in a three-volume series of books describing the new opportunities and challenges of city logistics, based on papers presented at the Tenth International Conference on City Logistics, 14–16 June 2017, Phuket, Thailand.
The Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (CoE-SUFS) announced that TU Delft, a longtime partner has a new massive open online course (MOOC) entitled Sustainable Urban Freight Transport. The MOOC will be available on EDX as of 2nd May 2018.
UPS announced it plans to deploy 50 plug-in electric delivery trucks that will be comparable in acquisition cost to conventional-fueled trucks without any subsidies. This is an industry first that is breaking a key barrier to large scale fleet adoption.
The uptake of electric vehicle (EV) technology appears to be progressing faster than expected, with industry forecasts routinely being revised upwards. This is in part the result of strong policy stimulus from the Chinese and Western governments, but is also increasingly due to favorable economics as battery costs have tumbled in recent years.
It is an inspiring dream image of the future, but also a vision that is slowly turning into reality. The use of human-powered vehicles in urban distribution is increasing, but how should we adapt the city to accommodate these newcomers?
Since October 2017, NexTrust has been trialling a sustainable commercial delivery arrangement for chilled products and fresh produce in the centre of London. The pilot aims to consolidate multiple deliveries of these products onto fully electric refrigerated (1 to 5◦C) vehicles to reduce congestion and toxic emissions in London.
The ConCoord City Logistics Game is a six-player game designed as part of the ConCoord project. The project focuses on Consolidation and Coordination of urban freight distribution flows, that are currently fragmented. By consolidating these fragmented volume flows in City Hubs, a physical space where freight can be delivered and bundled again for delivery in …