Battery Electric Light Commercial Vehicles (BE-LCVs) can reduce the environmental impacts of Craftsmen and Service (C&S) Enterprises transportation, according to a new study by Erik Figenbaum in Norway. These Enterprises produce vital services, using diesel vehicles for transportation of personnel, tools and materials to worksites, thus contributing to pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
Tatjana Mirosnicenko won the 2018 KPMG-RSM Sustainability Master Thesis Award for her thesis entitled E-grocery: the effectiveness of content sharing on social media in promoting green slot choice behavior. The MSc graduate was presented the award at the RSM Sustainability Forum 2018, hosted by the Dutch Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).
Slow uptake of autonomous vehicles for freight could leave the UK ‘lagging behind other countries and missing the opportunity to reap the benefits of being a market leader in this technology’, according to a report by Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) for the UK Cross River Partnership.
Last-minute rerouting, guaranteed deliveries within two-hour windows, drop-offs in places without street addresses. Parcel delivery companies have been talking about all of this for years. That this future has now arrived is no surprise. The million dollar question is who is leading the way… BCG took a close look.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is working with its partners across the country and around the globe to identify, promote, and implement effective strategies to facilitate urban freight flows. In a recent article the USDOT presents these strageies.
The past months, 20 URBACT Action Planning Networks, 200 European cities are wrapping up 2 years of common work and introducing their results to a broader audience. Inspired by European exchanges, each city developed Integrated Action Plans based on the URBACT method. The plan brings together different facets of the issue – social, economic and environmental.
Urban freight living labs need to operate in full recognition of the challenges that will shape the mobility of goods in urban areas in the future. These challenges are several: macro-economic, micro-economic, demographic, technological, societal, and legal.
On June 19 2018, a joint Final Conference for CIVIC and DenCity will be held at Lindholmen Conference Center in Göteborg Sweden about construction logistics. The theme of the day: From vision, through construction, to transport solutions for future dense cities. The day will include exciting results from the projects and opportunities for discussion and networking.
Current logistics and transportation systems include heterogeneous fleets consisting of common internal combustion engine vehicles as well as other types of vehicles using “green” technologies, e.g., plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles (EVs).
Transportation is one of the essential services in cities that contribute to the quality of life. As a result, efficient methods for transport planning have become increasingly important. Decision makers have considered collaborative strategies to reduce the overall cost of the supply process and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of urban logistics systems.