Category «Research»

DynaHUBs: a crowd-sourced approach to urban freight

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DynaHUBs is a project designed to kick start the development of the Physical Internet using a crowd-sourced approach. Starting with motorcycles, we will test the technology and the business model to provide a new way of connecting routes and increasing capacity for door-to-door cargo and freight logistics. Once proven on motorcycles this capability will be …

Cleaner city logistics starts with procurement

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Local government is one of the largest employers in the Netherlands, with departments and services across hundreds of sites in a municipality. Every day, these sites are supplied with printer paper, catering, maintenance products, cleaning items, paving and much, much more. These sites also produce substantial waste streams on a daily basis. The supply and …

SAILOR EU research project: Smart lAst mILe cOmmeRce

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The objective of the EU-funded SAILOR project is to develop real-time solutions to the matching problems of parcel delivery companies and the final customer, shortening routing distance as well as increase first-time deliveries and reverse logistics in the last mile. The final goal of SAILOR is to improve cost efficiency and decrease congestions and pollutions …

Brussels, November 29: the 5 A’s of sustainable city distribution

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During next month’s VUB CROSSTALKS on November 29 prof. dr. Cathy Macharis will discuss the key indicators of sustainable logistics: ‘The 5 A’s of sustainable city distribution’. ‘Working bottom-up and interdisciplinary, CROSSTALKS wants to create a new dynamic of knowledge exchange through thematic encounters, beyond specific disciplines and with the active participation of key players from …

McKinsey on the future of last mile logistics

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With the rise of e-commerce, consumer preferences have grown increasingly important in the formerly business-oriented parcel-delivery market. Large e-commerce players, as well as various start-ups, have identified last-mile services as a key differentiator. The variety of delivery options and the perceived quality of the delivery service are major decision-making criteria for online customers and hence …

Volvo research report: why goods movement matters?

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Cities cannot survive without an effective urban goods movement system. The health of the city’s economy is dependent on its ability to accommodate the movement and delivery of goods. Furthermore, the liveability that most cities are striving for is directly affected by the congestion and environmental impacts of trucks, the backbone of urban freight system. …

DenCity project working on collaboration in urban mobility

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DenCity is a collaborative project that aims to find innovative solutions and services to reduce congestion, environmental impact and enhance the quality of life for those living and working in densely populated urban districts. The project is led by the Swedish arena for collaboration within transport efficiency, CLOSER, at Lindholmen Science Park.