The delivery and supply of goods to city centers for retailers, restaurants and private recipients is a growing business field for logistics service providers. Electrically-automated vehicles offer the potential to make freight transport and delivery more environmentally friendly and dynamic and increase the level of service for customers.
The Green Cities international conference Szczecin (P) September 13-14, 2018 on green logistics for greener cities will provide a platform for exchange of knowledge and experiences on the implementation of urban logistics solutions.
Major European cities have become a testing ground for the next phase of city delivery for UPS. UPS Chief Information and Engineering Officer Juan Perez talked about the future of the UPS network; how they are integrating technology to connect the facilities, fleet, drivers and information systems fueling a more sustainable global network.
The use of Delivery Management Systems (DMS) in London has grown in recent years, and are now viewed as essential tools to address an increasingly complex and regulated construction environment. The emergence of DMS, therefore, is closely linked with this evolving compliance landscape.
Research by Valentina Carbone, professor at the Paris Campus of ESCP Europe, Aurélien Rouquet, professor at NEOMA Business School and Christine Roussat, assistant professor at the Clermont-Auvergne University in France, examines how crowd logistics differs from traditional logistics service models and which type of crowd logistics might be the most disruptive.
A paper by Daniel Kaszubowski of Gdansk University of Technology provides a review of urban freight transport demand modelling approaches confronted with constrains regarding adequate data availability from a perspective of the local authorities.
The University of Lyon (F) developed a city logistics game with the support of students. It is a board game representing a street in a city centre, with various activities and a specific layout (e.g. urban furniture and cycle lanes). The objective is to “build the best city” according to a score taking into account …
For construction logistics planning, and developing Construction Logistics Plans (CLPs) for construction sites and infrastructure developments in London, developers and planning agents should be able to demonstrate that all options including using water and rail for construction freight traffic have been considered.
The supply and removal of materials for the construction of new school buildings in the historic heart of Ghent (B) is carried out over water. This project along the Henleykaai is part of Ghent’s aim to limit freight traffic in the city center.
Road congestion, air pollution and sustainability are increasingly important in major cities. UK researchers looked to understand how last-mile deliveries in the parcel sector are impacting our roads. Using formative field work and quantitative analysis of consignment manifests and location data, they identified how the effectiveness of life-style couriers is contributing to both environmental and …