Construction logistics account for 35% of urban freight traffic and emissions in cities. With the growth in construction projects and the plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, better coordination of construction logistics for city development is necessary. TUDelft student Tom Tesselaar wrote his thesis about designing a construction logistics control tower for city development.
E-retailers and other companies participating in the e-commerce supply chain are developing a variety of strategies for last-mile e-commerce distribution in urban areas. These strategies must account for a number of elements of local context which can be particularly challenging in emerging markets. Urban last-mile distribution strategies that are specifically tailored to these markets are …
Inland waterways offer numerous advantages in transport. For cities located near inland waterways, this offers opportunities for city logistics. A paper by Wojewódzka-Króla and Rolbieckib looks at the possibility of using this mode of transport to handle transport needs in cities.
A new paper by Cagliano, Mangano, and Zenezini presents an empirical analysis of 65 European cities where different last-mile technologies have been implemented by both private and public operators, aiming to assess the importance of each technology involved and identify adoption trends.
The emergence of e-commerce is associated with a rapid shift in the commercial footprint towards distributional-based consumption. Through the analysis of the geographical expansion, market coverage, and functional specialization of Amazon’s distribution network, research by Jean-Paul Rodrigue underlines that digitalization has a pronounced impact on distribution networks.
The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme for fleet operators that aims to raise the level of quality within fleet operations and to demonstrate which operators are achieving exemplary levels of best practice in safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.
‘LIFE ‘N GARB HY!’ stands for ‘LIquidation of Full Emission and Noise by GARBage trucks with HYdrogen’. The aim of this project is to convert two garbage trucks to hydrogen and to operate these mainly in and around the city of Eindhoven. In later stages, these vehicles will be demonstrated in ten different locations in …
In zero-emission city logistics projects, conversations between buyers and suppliers of vehicles often get bogged down in Babylonian confusion. Vehicle procurement is no longer business-as-usual. But neither is the sales. There is a lack of knowledge on both sides of the table needed to make zero-emission city logistics affordable and reliably available.
Urban consolidation centers (UCCs) should provide more efficient goods distribution in cities and lead to decreased environmental impact and energy usage. There is, however, limited knowledge as to the actual performance of UCCs, and what roles and perspectives the involved actors have in the performance measurement.
Urban reight network planning and the application of distribution innovations are popular fields of research on sustainable urban logistics. However, considerable research on freight network design lacks a comprehensive consideration of the application of distribution innovations. This observation implies that sustainable urban freight research appears highly fragmented in topics of network design and distribution innovations.