City logistics will become more complex and costly. The demand for city logistics grows because of urbanization. Most urbanization takes place in emerging economies leading, amongst others, to the rapid emergence of highly dense megacities. Research by Vrije Universiteit Brussels (B) looks at alternative urban freight options for deliveries to megacities
The EU-funded CITYLAB, NOVELOG, SUCCESS, U-TURN projects join forces and invite professionals to the CIVITAS Urban Freight Conference on April 23 and 24 in Brussels (B). The conference is interactive event including presentations, posters and exhibitions, breakout and training sessions, workshops and awards.
Freight vehicle parking facilities at large urban freight traffic generators, such as urban retail malls, are often characterized by a high volume of vehicle arrivals and a poor parking supply infrastructure. Recurrent congestion of freight parking facilities generates negative externalities.
A new paper looks on common practices in current urban logistics planning in Scandinavia and the UK, and the degree to which SUTP (Sustainable Urban Transport Plan), SUMP (Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans) and SULP (Sustainable Urban Logistics Plans). It is found that urban freight plans are used more frequently in the UK than in the Scandinavian …
It’s the 1 mln dollar question: are cargo bike network for city logistics really more expensive? Antwerps (B) researcher Jochen Maes, says yes. A new simulation study by the same Antwerps University, based on different delivery scenarios for certain areas, presents new perspectives by taking a more holistic approach.
In urban areas light goods are often delivered by heavy vehicles covering only short distances. This is problematic in sensitive inner city areas. The European project Cyclelogistics Ahead, a follow up on the first Cyclelogistics project in 2011, aims at reducing the negative impact of motorised urban freight.
Research by Newcastle University was focused on the ‘receiver’ end of the supply chain that has, in recent years, emerged as a novel area of investigation by European urban freight researchers. A new paper explores the importance of procurement policy and mechanisms in a higher education establishment in order to drive a sustainable approach to …
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The project will determine whether available loading and unloading zones can be related to the actual position and the estimated time of arrival of trucks on the loading and unloading zone, at the store or home address.
An in-depth study on the design options of the post-2020 CO2 regulations for vehicles concludes that all targets asessed will have large net financial benefits for society and result in much lower costs for vehcile users. The study, Assessment of the Modalities for LDV CO2 Regulations beyond 2020 carried out for the European Commission by CE Delft, TNO and …