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Slow growth in Europe for electric trucks

According to the latest report from ICCT, the market for zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) experienced significant growth in the first quarter of 2024 despite an overall decline of 9% in HDV sales compared to the same period in 2023. The share of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) increased across all three segments (heavy trucks, light and medium …

The development of road transport technology through a marketing lens

A new article explores the development of road transport technology through a marketing lens. It analyzes and evaluates road transport companies’ technological development alternatives, focusing on how marketing influences the development and competitiveness of their services. The structural and technological development analysis identified the marketing factors shaping the technological development process. A review of scientific …

Using waterways in Amsterdam could reduce average travel distance by 80%

A new paper addresses the escalating challenges in urban logistics by proposing an optimal distribution network that combines urban waterways with last-mile delivery, specifically designed for cities with extensive waterway systems. We use Amsterdam’s city center as a case study, driven by the pressures on quay walls, congestion, and emissions, which necessitates reevaluating its urban …

Operational performance of light electric freight vehicles in the last mile: two Nordic case studies

A recent paper aims to provide operational insights into the use of cargo cycles, utilizing delivery data from two case studies and interviews. It demonstrates the circumstances under which cargo cycles can complement vans effectively. Cargo bikes can only replace certain activities within a transport system. Their practical implementation in cities depends on various factors, …

Virtual loading bay launches in City of London

Cross River Partnership (CRP), a non-profit and impartial partnership organization, is excited to announce that the Watling Street Virtual Loading Bay is now live in the City of London Corporation. The Virtual Loading Bay is located outside the Ye Olde Watling pub and will be available to book for a six-month trial period. Virtual Loading Bays allow registered delivery drivers …

A systematic literature review of last-mile E-commerce delivery in urban areas

A new paper examines the impact of e-commerce on urban last-mile distribution through a comprehensive analysis of scientific studies. A corpus of 317 publications spanning two decades was reviewed, identifying 111 pertinent sources. Utilizing bibliometric analysis and systematic assessment, the study comprehensively reveals the effects of e-commerce on last-mile delivery. Key findings encompass environmental, economic, …

What are the opportunities of e-waste for Dutch logistics companies?

The Netherlands, with a less than 50% collection rate, does not meet European standards for e-waste; there is too little waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) returned by consumers and businesses. Besides better collection and processing of e-waste, reducing use by limiting consumption, extending product lifespan, reuse, and repair is essential for a circular …

City Logistics 2025: June 11-13 in Malaysia

The 13th International Conference on City Logistics (City Logistics 2025) will be held from June 11 to 13, 2025, in Penang, Malaysia, at Shangri-la Rasa Sayang Hotel Penang. Please find the call for papers for City Logistics 2025 here. If you are interested in presenting papers at the conference, please submit your extended abstract by September …

Assessing the opportunity of electric vehicles in service trips

A recent paper evaluates the impact of using electric vehicles for urban service trips, explicitly focusing on delivery and installation services and reverse logistics. These aspects of commercial traffic in urban areas have been under-explored. Most recent research on commercial traffic addresses shop restocking, service visits to establishments, and e-commerce deliveries but has paid little …