In an interview with Lovisa Westblom, project coordinator of the JPI Urban Europe funded project CIVIC, JPI’s Klara Broms Seving discussed the importance of understanding all stakeholders’ visions and perspectives to increase sustainability in urban construction projects.
City logistics in Amsterdam (NL) is becoming more complex resulting in unnecessary extra mileage and higher costs. At the end of 2017, the city of Amsterdam, together with Stichting Connekt, Topsector Logistiek and Amsterdam Smart City, wrote a competition: who would come up with a smart solution for the logistical problem in the city center?
Transport management systems (TMS) for urban freight optimizing time, distance and cost of trips have not been fully explored. There are different shortcomings of TMS currently available on the market. Trip times in the city remains a very uncertain factor. Consider that drivers spend 65% of their time standing beside their vehicle rather than sitting …
The KiM Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis published a new report on electric LCV’s. Approximately 876,000 delivery vans were driving around the Netherlands in 2016, of which the majority were diesel-powered delivery vans.
For battery electric vehicles to provide a climate change mitigation alternative to traditional fuel vehicles, they must have lower lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions. The battery electric vehicles production phase is more carbon‑intensive than that of traditional vehicles, but battery electric vehicles can compensate for the higher production emissions through lower use phase emissions. These are the results …
A mathematical model is developed by researchers from Vrije Universiteit Brussels and TU Eindhoven to calculate the costs of alternative distribution set-ups for last mile transportation in a FMCG supply chain with small and fragmented volumes. The model is based on input from logistics cost models for urban areas combined with cost variables related to …
The last mile segment is by far the most dynamic one of a total logistics chain, from both a market perspective and a process perspective. TPR Antwerps research concerning last mile logistics started with the analysis of the B2C market and with the development of the last mile typology, based on desk research.
A lot of reports came out in 2017 on city logistics and last mile deliveries. What were our most favourite reports? The five ‘must reads’ for professionals.
Will the automotive era come to an end in the 21th century? Looking at today’s environmental and economic challenges of the use of cars based on last century technology and listening to some trend watchers one could think so.
FREVUE’s deliverable 3.2 ‘Economics of EVs for City Logistics’ aims at answering the question: what are the conditions to get a feasible and successful business case for electric freight vehicles (EFVs) in city logistics.