Category «Research»

Using procurement power to accelerate sustainable city logistics: lessons from change agents

Large procurers (receivers) in city logistics are gaining increased attention among scientists and professionals. Knowledge, guidance, and agreements in this field have led to receivers’ willingness, ability, and opportunities to contribute to efficient and zero-emission city logistics when buying goods and services. Change agents play a vital role in initiating, managing, and implementing the change …

Green construction logistics: a multi-actor challenge

Construction transport has a severe environmental impact. Address the environmental problems requires that the complexity of construction, including the many different actors and their goals, is captured. A paper by Anna Fredriksson and Maria Huge-Brodin aims to propose a new conceptual model for construction logistics systems to advance the transition to more environmentally friendly construction …

Urban delivery company preferences for Green Loading Zones implementation: a case study of NYC

Green Loading Zones (GLZs) are curb spaces dedicated to the use of electric or alternative fuel (“green”) delivery vehicles. Some U.S. cities have begun piloting GLZs to incentivize companies to purchase and operate more green vehicles. However, there are several questions to be answered prior to a GLZ implementation, including siting, potential users, and their …

Identifying the challenges to sustainable urban last-mile deliveries

Urban Freight Lab researchers have published a new paper, “Identifying the Challenges to Sustainable Urban Last-Mile Deliveries: Perspectives from Public and Private Stakeholders,” in Sustainability. This paper is part of the project on Roadblocks to Sustainable Urban Freight, funded by Amazon. Researchers interviewed stakeholders from both the public sector and private industry to identify and understand the barriers …

ALICE-POLIS Webinar on May 23: Collaborative Urban Logistics

You are invited to join the 2nd Webinar of ALICE-POLIS webinar series on urban freight on May 23: 14:00-15:00. This webinar is dedicated to Collaborative Urban Logistics including collaborative transport and logistics hubs for last-mile delivery. You can join the webinar via: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86827851672. However, you are encouraged to register for the event: please register. Draft agenda: Story from Antwerp, …

Research: last-mile capacity constraints in online grocery fulfillment in GB

Forecast growth in e-commerce home-delivery demand provides retailers with opportunities for expansion and increased levels of investment. To maximize these growth opportunities, retailers face operational and logistical challenges related to order fulfillment and the last mile. In contrast to other sectors, many grocers operate a store-based delivery model rather than a separate distribution channel. Researchers …

Research: design of a two-echelon last-mile delivery model

Due to high congestion in cities and growing demand for last-mile delivery services, several companies have been implementing two-echelon distribution strategies over the past few years. Notably, the installation of urban transshipment points has gained increasing attention, used by logistics operators to transfer goods from large freight trucks to smaller and more agile vehicles for …