Category «Projects»

Dutch experts on charging for the logistics sector

Peter appel elektrisch

By 2030, in the Netherlands, all new cars must be zero-emission. The logistics sector will also switch from fossil fuels to electric power. This transition will only be possible if policies are made now and implemented to create a charging infrastructure that works well for the sector. How are the plans progressing and what are …

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.

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.

Caeli: how to measure air quality accurately and real time?

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Air pollution? There are many models predicting air pollution levels. But, models are nor very accurate nor precise. Dutch company Caeli is the source of air quality and environmental data that enables businesses and individuals to make better decisions based on air pollution levels. Caeli provides solutions where artificial intelligence meets sensor data from multiple sources.

Cargo bike project: easy and green urban space transformers

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Within the Metamorphosis project, the municipality of Tilburg (NL) is experimenting with the use of cargo-bikes to transport materials for “street openings,” temporary installations with primary schools, and for all kinds of open-air activities. The municipality is showing local citizens and professionals that cargo bikes are easy to ride, eco-friendly and can carry heavy items …

Evaluation of DB Schenker Oslo City Hub: lessons learned

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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 …