City logistics transport became a specific research topic as the general awareness of the increasingly negative effects of freight delivery activities on local liveability grows. The awareness for external costs (congestion, emissions, noise and road safety) grew. As a result, (local) authorities implemented specific city logistics policies. Often, these limit the free, flow of traffic, …
DB Schenker has opened its first low-carbon city distribution center in Oslo (Norway), called Oslo City Hub. The centrally-located new terminal will reduce CO2 emissions of city goods distribution by 80%, using electric cars and e-bikes. Oslo City Hub is part of Electric City, the Oslo district’s focus on activities associated with its status as …
Municipal co-distribution of goods has been tried in several Swedish municipalities. The co-distribution project Upphandling Södertörn was initiated in 2014 and includes eight municipalities with a total population of about 500.000. The evaluation was presented during the Climate Friendly City Logistics in the Nordics conference.
At a conference in Brussels, Thomas Stroo, the head of logistics at delivery startup HelloFresh, highlighted the company’s success in creating a lean and centralized supply chain that can be micro-controlled from the farmer to the consumer’s kitchen. HelloFresh delivers over 80 million meals each month. In the Benelux region, HelloFresh runs 600 refrigerated delivery vans.
In B2B parcel deliveries are well planned, repeatable and reliable, the B2C segment is less predictable due to fluctuations in demand, for example, the busy December period, and the unpredictability of the customer’s at-home status. How can parcel companies solve this issue in B2C?
Cargo bikes may be cleaner, faster and quieter. But today, cargo bikes are more expensive than light commercial vans. ‘Only local policy measures can reverse that.’ According to Jochen Maes (University of Antwerps in Belgium) they find it difficult to compete with the conventional delivery based on his Phd study.
To achieve a more climate-friendly future practical steps need to be taken in the development and construction of cities. C40 Cities partnered with Arup and the University of Leeds to publish Building and Infrastructure Consumption Emissions, a report highlighting key opportunities to reduce construction emissions.
The term light electric vehicles (LEVs) is a container term in urban mobility. It concerns a wide range of vehicles, from an electric (cargo) bike to a light electric cargo vehicle and everything in between. Light electric vehicles have the potential to make a positive contribution to the city, says Amsterdam alderwoman Sharon Dijksma.
Blackstone has acquired an € 8 bln portfolio of warehouses and dark kitchens in Europe. The world’s biggest real estate investor bets that e-commerce and delivery services will play an increasingly big role in Europe. The private equity group created a separate company, Mileway, to hold the properties in a move seen as a precursor to …
DHL Express is taking the next step in rolling out a fully containerized last-mile delivery process, starting in the Netherlands. The containerized delivery process enables the cost-efficient and secure transfer of goods between terminals, motor vehicles, and specialized last-mile delivery vehicles.