Category «Research»

IRU-report: the sustainable commercial vehicle of the future

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The International Road transport Union (IRU) published a report on the commercial vehicle of the future based on three scenario’s (short term, mid term, long term), in terms of improvements in CO2 emissions, safety and operational efficiency. The report presents a roadmap towards fully sustainable truck operations for long haul, regional delivery, and urban delivery. 

November 22-23, 2017: Light Electric Vehicle Summit in Rotterdam (NL)


With nearly 160 participants coming from 25 different countries and more than 70 high quality presentations, the first Light Electric Vehicle Summit in Barcelona last year was clearly a success. The Summit has achieved its objective and appointment is already made for a second edition in Rotterdam, Netherlands, November 22-23, 2017. For more information click here. Book …

City logistics in Amsterdam’s Oude Pijp district

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At the request of Connekt, the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, EVO and LeanCargo Consultancy conducted research into deliveries in the Oude Pijp from April to August 2016. The City of Amsterdam and Amsterdam District South both collaborated in the project. The purpose of the research was to map the characteristics of the different delivery …

Design guidelines for last-mile logistics structures


Research from Cambridge University reviewed LML-related literature in the areas of operations management and supply chain within a time span of 15 years since 2000 to 2014 to gather previously researched LML structures and the design variables. An initial survey into the literature on last-mile logistics (LML) structures revealed that, despite the significant LML innovations and …

Supporting e-mobility in city logistics: a multi-criteria analysis of policy measures in Germany


Policies in Germany to support electric vehicles mostly focus on urban road passenger transport. However, road freight vehicles are a main source of air pollutants and noise emissions in cities. Available vehicle types, tour planning and purchase decisions in urban road freight transport differ from the passenger transport segment. The political and scientific literature lacks …