City logistics is an essential part of Australia’s economic activities. With more people moving into cities, accompanied by surging online, last-mile deliveries, and other commercial activities, freight volumes are projected to grow over the next decade. This will result in more commercial vehicles on the road further exasperating congestion and worsening air quality.
Cities all around the world are observing increasing levels of urban freight activities owing to the growth of internet shopping combined with the traditional distribution to shops, creating additional problems in terms of congestions and environmental impacts.
One solution for LSPs is to introduce battery-electric heavy-duty trucks (HDTs). However, this is rarely done today, due to the high investment costs of such trucks. To compensate these high investments, high mileages are required in order to benefit from such vehicles’ low operating costs.
Polis joins 26 high-level partners in the H2020 funded LEAD Project: Low-Emission Adaptive last-mile logistics supporting ‘on Demand economy’ through digital twins. LEAD will create Digital Twins of urban logistics networks in six cities, to support experimentation and decision making with on-demand logistics operations in a public-private urban setting.
For many people around the world, it is hard to imagine life without wireless access to the internet. Alongside food, water, and shelter, Wi-Fi is increasingly seen as a necessity in today’s modern world. Next-generation wireless describes the latest advances in a series of wireless technologies. DHL reports about 5G potential for logistics.
The Antwerp Summer School on Urban Logistics offers an intensive immersion into the world of urban logistics. It will be hosted fully online and digital. It applies a reduced tariff. The summer school starts with an introductory module covering all aspects of urban logistics (17-21 August 2020).
Pålsson and Katsela published a paper with the title ‘Viable business models for city logistics: Exploring the cost structure and the economy of scale in a Swedish initiative’ in Research in Transportation Economics journal. This paper addresses the challenge of achieving profitable city logistics initiatives.
Freight transport accounts for 8 to 15% of total traffic flow in urban areas within the European Union. The majority of these deliveries are undertaken by diesel-powered vehicles with disproportionate levels of CO2, NOx, and particulate matter emissions. Accordingly, a variety of strategic options have been advanced as key solutions for addressing fossil fuel demand …
Research by Urban Freight Lab of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center (University of Washington) revealed a lack of an established and widely accepted definition for the concept of consolidation centers or microhubs. Many recent implementations of urban freight consolidation have focused on bundling goods close to the delivery point by creating logistical platforms in …
To reduce congestion, environmental damage, and negative health impact in large urban areas plenty of novel concepts for last-mile distribution have been innovated in recent years. The concept treated in this paper is mobile parcel lockers that are able to change their locations during the day, either autonomously or moved by a human driver.