Imagine, it’s Thursday 14 August 2025. Following a foggy start, the morning sun breaks through on this summer day. You don’t have to work today, so you decide to walk to your favourite café on the corner to have a cup of coffee, preferably on the terrace. On the way there, you picture yourself sitting …
City Logistics 1 and 2 are two books in a three-volume series of books describing the new opportunities and challenges of city logistics, based on papers presented at the Tenth International Conference on City Logistics, 14–16 June 2017, Phuket, Thailand.
The Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (CoE-SUFS) announced that TU Delft, a longtime partner has a new massive open online course (MOOC) entitled Sustainable Urban Freight Transport. The MOOC will be available on EDX as of 2nd May 2018.
The uptake of electric vehicle (EV) technology appears to be progressing faster than expected, with industry forecasts routinely being revised upwards. This is in part the result of strong policy stimulus from the Chinese and Western governments, but is also increasingly due to favorable economics as battery costs have tumbled in recent years.
It is an inspiring dream image of the future, but also a vision that is slowly turning into reality. The use of human-powered vehicles in urban distribution is increasing, but how should we adapt the city to accommodate these newcomers?
The Final 50 Feet program looks at methods to improve delivery and the last 50 feet of the supply chain, such as loading areas, traffic control and street design. The urban freight lab will pilot low-cost and high-value actions to optimize operations of goods.
Cluster 2 of NECTAR (Network of European Communications and Transport Activities Research) focuses on policy and environment and is organizing a meeting in Molde (Norway) on the 11th and 12th of October 2018.
The eleventh International Conference on City Logistics will be held at Valamar Dubrovnik President hotel in Dubrovnik, Croatia on June 12-14 2019. Urban freight transport has become an important issue in urban planning. There are many challenges and problems relating to increasing levels of traffic congestion, environmental impacts and energy conservation.
Last week a webinar focused on US and European research efforts to gain deeper insights from urban freight data, with a particular focus on how freight data has supported the development of urban freight plans and other technical documents, stakeholder engagement, and infrastructure investments.
UK Institute of Couriers (IOC) chair of electric vehicle group, Sam Clarke is looking at green beyond the power train. Gnewt Cargo is participating in a trial to investigate whether ‘parcel porters’ could help reduce CO2 emissions from delivery vans.