Category «Research»

Research: identifying key motives for the adoption of electric vans

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The large-scale diffusion of low-emission vehicles is required to increase the sustainability of the transport system. Statistics show strong and continued growth in the sales of electric and other low-emission vehicles in the passenger car market. The light commercial vehicles market, however, has thus far been a different story. A barrier to widespread adoption seems to be …

What potential is there for coordinating demolition waste in urban construction logistics?

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The largest waste types in construction projects are surplus rock, stone fractions and other construction- and demolition waste, with a large potential for reuse and recycling. In order to fulfill national and international goals of 70 % material recovery from construction and demolition projects, it is necessary to facilitate adequate management of these waste flows.

Research: foresight research methods for sustainable urban freight transport for smart cities

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A new paper by Zhangyuan and Haasis (2020) in Sustainability aims to construct a theoretical research framework for sustainable urban freight transport (SUFT) from the perspectives of future urban development and distribution innovations and appropriate research methods are discussed, as well. Urban freight transport plays a critical role in the promotion of sustainable and livable cities.

UTCR about crowd shipping: who is willing to do it?

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The rapid emergence of direct-to-home delivery models has quickly changed the spatial and temporal distribution of both individual travelers’ trips and of urban goods movements. A growing number of household and consumer products now being delivered directly to homes rather than being picked up in retail stores.

Last-mile logistics research: a systematic review of literature

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Coincident with the rapid growth of omnichannel retailing, growing urbanization, changing consumer behavior, and increasing focus on sustainability, academic interest in the area of last mile logistics has significantly increased. The influx of research spans multiple disciplines and various methodologies, underlining the complexity and fragmentation of last-mile logistics research, which leads to a lack of …

Rotterdam (NL) students present results of LEFV-pilot

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From September 2019 up to and including January 2020, students of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences provided the last mile for HoReCa establishments in the inner city of Rotterdam and Schiedam under the name HR Cargo for logistics service provider Nedcargo. The results of a first pilot in 2018 led to an expansion of HR …

VREF conference in Gothenburg (S): Oct 14-16, 2020

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The 4rd VREF Conference on Urban Freight will present current issues influencing urban freight research and discuss the complexity of designing urban space and managing flows for liveable cities. The theme for the 2020 Conference will be “Urban freight and liveable cities: Interactions between planning, design, and business for scalable innovations”.

Exploring the future of city logistics via waterways

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Smart, efficient and innovative solutions are needed to optimize urban transport. What distribution and infrastructure technologies have vast potential in providing integrated logistics solutions for the city of Amsterdam? What role could waterway networks play with regard to the transportation of people and goods?