Monthly archives: February, 2019

Dutch PostNL: getting greener

In October 2018 PostNL announced long-term goals to deliver emission-free in 25 Dutch city centers by 2025, and deliver emission-free in the last-mile throughout the Benelux by 2030. In their new annual report, PostNL announces more actions towards becoming green in city logistics. Cleaner vehicles Continuous investment in cleaner vehicles has helped reduce emissions from the …

The benefits of underground logistics systems

New system dynamics research shows that, from a long-term perspective, the implementation of underground logistics systems (ULS) has high benefits for urban sustainable development. Simulation results show that ULS, as a supplement to the urban integrated transport system, can significantly improve urban traffic and logistics.

Does e-shopping replace shopping trips? Evidence from China

With the growth of e-retailing, the question of how e-shopping affects shopping travel has attracted increasing attention. To date, however, research has failed to reach a consensus on this topic. Meanwhile, China, where currently the highest level of e-retail shopping in the world takes place, has not in the scope of previous studies.

Buyzet: how to include green requirements in public procurement?

The EU Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria are developed to facilitate the inclusion of green requirements in public tender documents. While the adopted EU GPP criteria aim to reach a good balance between environmental performance, cost considerations, market availability and ease of verification, procuring authorities may choose, according to their needs and ambition level, to …

Research: a simulation framework to evaluate city logistics schemes

Urban freight transport is becoming increasingly complex. Many urban supply chains are composed of small and independent actors. For such actors, it is particularly difficult to efficiently organize the highly fragmented supply chains that they must deal with. As a consequence, a high number of transport movements is required to satisfy the high service level …