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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Cargo bikes may be cleaner, faster and quieter. But today, cargo bikes are more expensive than light commercial vans. ‘Only local policy measures can reverse that.’ According to Jochen Maes (University of Antwerps in Belgium) they find it difficult to compete with the conventional delivery based on his Phd study.
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 …
Municipal co-distribution of goods in Sweden has evolved from an isolated innovation developed in 1999 to an approach implemented in 39 municipalities by 2016, through which the business model has been refined with digital tools, first through e- commerce and then route optimization.
The growth of e-commerce has helped spur development in the logistics sector for warehousing, sorting, transporting and delivering goods. But urban areas present unique challenges in that regard, and many logistics companies are worried how that plays into business growth and sustainability, according to a recent UPS and GreenBiz survey.
Logistics are vital to ensuring that a city is both dynamic and pleasant to live. Organizing city logistics operations more efficiently and more sustainably can significantly reduce the negative aspects of vibrant cities, such as pollution and noise.
The impact of urban mobility, and urban freight transport in particular, on the liveability of an urban area is elevated. Growing urban road congestion in most European cities, to which urban freight transport is an active contributor, vehicle emissions and road safety are pertinent challenges for society.
The Urban Logistics report by Cushman & Wakefield reveals a huge increase in city logistics property space is required across key centres across Europe in the next four years to meet the exponential growth of e-commerce and the resultant need for last mile delivery in cities.