Category «Research»

How to organise living labs in city logistics?

paris citylab

The field of city logistics can be characterised by its many local demonstrations and trials, that are quite often not lasting longer than the trial period. The number of demonstrations that continued and were implemented in daily practice is limited. Freight partnerships proved to be a good first step to engage stakeholders.

ICL 2017: New focus in research on city logistics

Screen Shot 2017-06-14 at 03.57.55

About 100 scientists came to Phuket Thailand for the 10th International City Logistics Conference. The usual topics like urban consolidation centres, public procurement, cost and benefits of measures, e-fulfilment, the need to involve multiple actors and urban sprawl were presented. Also, some inspiring cases of local urban freight management programs in Seattle, Sydney, Melbourne, Mexico …

SPICE: best practices in public procurement of ITS and alternative fuel technology

Screen Shot 2017-06-16 at 04.19.58

The SPICE project aims to collect and disseminate the best practices in innovative procurement for transport and mobility projects in Europe. The best practices report presents 11 cases of innovation procurements in the transport sector from various countries in Europe. These cases cover a wide range of topics in four categories: Alternatively fuelled vehicles  Intelligent Transport Systems …

Research: innovation in home delivery

Screen Shot 2017-06-14 at 17.21.58

The increasing amount of small-sized shipments and their frequency variation, due to the growth of e-commerce, pose a great challenge to logistics service providers. At the same time technologies and innovations are being developed with the aim of increasing the efficiency of logistics service provider, as much as foster the creation of new enterprises and …