The municipality of Amsterdam (NL) stipulated that all boats would have to switch from diesel to electric power by 2025, in an effort to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. For boat companies this a huge a huge, and expensive, challenge.
DHL has placed fitting rooms in its service points to be able to fit clothing bought online. At The Hague it is already possible to fit in and Amsterdam will follow soon. The garment that is picked up at the service point and does not fit unexpectedly can then be returned quickly and easily.
For an increasing number of consumers, the decision to make major online purchases for the Christmas season strongly depends on the delivery options offered by web shops. Almost half of all shopping baskets never reach the check-out counter due to a lack of delivery options; 46 percent.
Delivery drivers are losing more than one hour of their working day as a result of congestion. This a result from the latest Mercedes-Benz Vans Business Barometer. The drivers said that on average 16 percent of the day was wasted because of congestion. That is equal to one hour 17 minutes in a typical eight …
In countries like the UK and the US, retail space is now increasingly being used to accommodate showrooms for online retailers. In their quest for wider audiences, retailers are joining forces with logistics providers to incorporate online sales into their business models.
A new approach to cargo trams is under testing in Frankfurt/Main, in combination with e-cargo bikes. The tram brings containers (‘micro depots’) to various points in the city, where they are loaded on special e-bike trailers for further last mile distribution.
In order to enable mobility planning authorities across Europe to embrace the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) as the European-wide strategic planning approach, both the Civitas Prosperity and SUMPs-Up projects consider the role of the national and regional levels as essential for supporting SUMP take-up. This support encompasses governance, financing and capacity building.
Dutch Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (Infrastructure and Water) has decided to take the Stint, the electric car with which the children were transported during the tragic accident in Oss (NL), off the roads. Preliminary results from the research on the Stint point to ‘potential safety risks’.