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Property owners as possible game changers for sustainable city logistics: a case study

Commercial activity and supporting freight movements are essential to urban life. Unfortunately, urban freight has adverse effects on sustainability and requires innovative approaches to enhance the positive aspects and minimize the negative ones. There is a common understanding among practitioners that the negative impacts of urban freight can be alleviated with better knowledge about the …

Joint modeling of arrivals and parking durations for freight loading zones for city logistics

Truck parking, especially curb space management in cities is a key challenge faced by urban freight policy makers and transportation planners. A new paper analyzes truck parking patterns in urban freight loading zones by jointly modeling the vehicle arrival rates and the parking durations. Three models were explored: Count data (Negative Binomial) for vehicle arrivals. Survival …

CTPark Amsterdam City is open for lease

CTPark Amsterdam City is open for lease. The first XXL city hub’s shell and logistics infrastructure are ready. The finishing touches will be put on the inside in the coming weeks. The complex will open in early 2023. CTPark Amsterdam City is a unique building by Dutch standards, says Remon Vos, CEO of CTP, owner …

Quick commerce and food retailers: a match made in heaven

Quick commerce has rapidly conquered the inner cities of Europe. With the economy under pressure, questions about quick commerce’s longevity, sustainability, and profitability are asked. Walther Ploos van Amstel, Professor of City Logistics at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, spoke to Commerce Trends on the topic. Quick commerce is a niche market. In food …

Can smart mobility hubs be a game changer if you ignore their city logistics role?

There is a new report out by Urban Europe on smart mobility hubs as game changer in transport. The report provides valuable guidelines for integrating mobility hubs in the urban space. A mobility hub is a physical location where shared mobility options are offered at permanent, dedicated, and visible locations and where public or collective …

LCV versus cargo bike: the case of DB Schenker in Paris

A paper by researchers from SPLOTT – AME, Gustave Eiffel University, Champs-sur-Marne, France, focuses on the conditions for the financial sustainability of cargo bikes compared with electric light commercial vehicles (LCVs). The analysis is based on real data from parcel service company DB Schenker. The dataset consists of 600.000 operations made in Paris over two …

Electric cargo bikes – a comprehensive review

Electric cargo bikes can potentially reduce the negative impacts of transportation systems when utilized for the right application. There is a growing literature, especially on commercial freight transport. Therefore, it is essential to have a comprehensive outlook of the prevailing literature to synthesize the existing knowledge base. A paper by Narayanan and Antoniou consolidates the …

German research on the requirements of cargo bikes on the infrastructure

In December 2021, the project-mo.de research project from the LOEWE focus „Infrastructure – Design – Society” was successfully completed with the work package „Requirements of cargo bikes on the infrastructure.“ The project involved three sub-projects: obtaining expert opinions on cargo bike dimensions and traffic planning, collecting experiences from cargo bike riders, and evaluating real data …