London presents: the construction playbook

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The Construction Playbook (by Transport for London) sets out key policies and guidance for how public works projects and programs are assessed, procured, and delivered. The Construction Playbook captures commercial best practices and specific sector reforms outlining the government’s expectations of how contracting authorities and suppliers, including the supply chain, should engage with each other.

City logistics: a blockchain decision framework for collaborative parcel deliveries

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The growth in e‐commerce has led to increased pressure within the courier, express, and parcel (CEP) sector to tackle the ‘last‐mile’ issue and come up with solutions that not only satisfy the customers, but also other stakeholders such as city councils and other regulatory bodies. Scholars have highlighted micro‐hubs and the associated horizontal collaboration as …

EIT Urban Mobility: how can cities tap into the potential of last-mile deliveries?

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Urban deliveries are a crucial cog of most supply chains. Are sustainable options like e-vehicles and cargo bikes making inroads? In this video, the environment and transport journalist Sam Morgan explores the potential of last-mile deliveries with the expertise of Morten Kabell, urbanist and co-CEO of the European Cyclists’ Federation, and Adrian Hiel from Energy …

Research: using autonomous vehicles for parcel deliveries in cities

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Courier, express, and parcel (CEP) services represent one of the most challenging and dynamic sectors of the logistics industry. Companies in this sector must solve several challenges to keep up with the rapid changes in the market. In this context, the introduction of autonomous delivery using self-driving trucks might be an appropriate solution to overcome …

FedEx testing innovative city logistics in Europe

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Europe is known for its historic cities that merge the old with the new. Medieval churches can stand next to a modern apartment building, keeping citizens in touch with their past while planning for the future. Now more and more cities are enacting progressive green transportation rules and regulations to make sure the future is …

New York City taxing online deliveries?

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A New York City lawmaker proposes $3 tax for online deliveries, to save the cities public transport (MTA) and check Amazon’s power. As the MTA faces layoffs and cuts to subway and bus services, Robert Carroll, a state lawmaker, is reviving a proposal to raise money for MTA by charging a $3 fee for every …