Dachser Germany won an award for city logistics with its combination of micro hubs, electric delivery bikes, and trucks. The jury recognized that the emission-free solutions take into account both social and economic aspects and that these can also be implemented for other logistics service providers.
A new paper by the University of Bergamo (I) proposes a framework that supports the collection and classification of information about the features of a city relevant to urban freight. The information is organized in a framework of 28 different layers that are then stored in a Geographic Information System (GIS) tool to enable efficient data retrieval …
French Profilog is a tool that quantifies, for each municipality in the Ile-de-France region, the number of freight delivery and collection movements generated each week by the economic activities in the municipality. It also allows characterizing these movements according to several criteria.
The European Union wants to bring more climate-friendly cars on the road by 2030. New cars should produce 37,5 percent less CO2 than in 2021 (95 grams per Kilometer). For light commercial vehicles, the 2030 target is set at a CO2 reduction of 31 percent. The automotive industry criticized the new rules as excessive and unrealistic.
The transport sector uses little electricity today. It accounts for less than 2% of total global electricity demand, according to the World Energy Outlook. Rail is the largest user, responsible for about 70% of transport electricity demand. Plans for further electrification in railways and new subways, especially in developing economies, may lead to a small increase.
The Trens Solar Train provides comfortable passenger transport in historic city centers, on boulevards, or on routes to park-and-ride (P+R) facilities on the outskirts of inner cities, on the premises of nature and event parks and Business Centres. Passengers and pedestrians are instantly aware of the environmental-friendly character of the Trens Solar Train.
According to Dutch research institute TNO, the safety level of the Stint is not sufficient for passenger and freight transport. A study conducted by TNO presents risks for the safety of the driver and passengers of the Stint.
The development of autonomous delivery vehicles will revolutionize the consumer e-commerce environment, creating a new product delivery ecosystem over the next 20 years, according to a study by tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP.
Urbanization is making the last mile of delivery more complex and critical for the success of e-commerce companies, according to new research by DHL. With over 600 million more people forecast to live in urban environments by 2030 and new technologies creating opportunities for both service enhancement and disruption, online retailers and their logistics partners …
Some Western European countries are getting serious about transporting consumer goods through automated subterranean networks. They are introducing a fifth transport mode next to road, rail, air, and water.