Monthly archives: April, 2020

Using trams for parcels in Frankfurt (D): the lessons learned

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Frankfurt University’s Research Lab for Urban Transport (ReLUT) and Frankfurt am Main of Applied Sciences (Frankfurt UAS) did research on the use of rail networks (trams) for city logistics. During a pilot, delivery processes were tested together with VGF and Hermes. The test has shown that it is technically possible to use a tram for parcel deliveries.

From home delivery to parcel lockers: a case study in Amsterdam

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E-commerce is still a strong growing segment with fierce competition among parcel delivery service providers. To stay ahead of the competitors’ innovation is necessary. Currently, parcels are being delivered with large delivery vans which will usually deliver single parcels to doorsteps of their customers. This so-called ‘last-mile delivery’ is the most expensive logistics activity. In …

Indirect stakeholders in city logistics business model development

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The importance of stakeholders in the development of a sustainable urban freight sector has been highlighted in recent research. Not all stakeholders have a direct link to the supply chain, but they may still play a role in creating sustainable urban freight initiatives. These stakeholders include Public Procurement Organisations, Facility Management Companies, Business Improvement Districts, and …

Approaching delivery as a service (DaaS)

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A paper by Marcel Huschebeck, Jacques Leonardi looks at the new city logistics business model of Delivery as a Service, a concept aiming at a more efficient, fast, and customer-oriented practice, linking IT solutions development, urban logistics operations, supply chain efficiency and new business models.

Papers of International City Logistics 2019 conference now available

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The publication of Transportation Research Procedia contains the proceedings of the eleventh International Conference on City Logistics 2019 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Urban freight transport has become an important issue in city planning. There are many challenges and problems relating to increasing levels of traffic congestion, environmental impacts, safety and security issues, and energy conservation.  

Governance models for sustainable urban construction logistics: barriers for collaboration

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Urban construction logistics has a big impact on cities. A paper by researchers from Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences looks at governance strategies for realizing more sustainable urban construction logistics. Practitioners have stressed the fragmented nature of the construction industry and the lack of collaboration in construction logistics as issues.

Urban planning guidelines for cargo bikes in city logistics

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Cargo bikes are emission-free, environmentally friendly and low-noise vehicles. Cargo bikes have the potential to contribute to CO2-neutral city center logistics. Cargo bikes can also help reduce air pollution. Cargo bikes can make effective and economical logistics concepts possible, especially in the growing area of small consignments such as parcels.