Susanne Balm, Project Leader, Sustainable Logistics at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, presents the results of a research survey into what technical operators expect from a hub for service logistics.
The publication of Transportation Research Procedia contains the proceedings of the eleventh International Conference on City Logistics 2019 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Urban freight transport has become an important issue in city planning. There are many challenges and problems relating to increasing levels of traffic congestion, environmental impacts, safety and security issues, and energy conservation.
The demand for the transport of goods within cities is rising and with that the number of vans driving around. This has adverse effects on air quality, noise, safety, and liveability in the city. LEFVs (Light Electric Freight Vehicles) offer a potential solution for this. There is already a lot of enthusiasm for the LEFVs …
Urban construction logistics has a big impact on cities. A paper by researchers from Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences looks at governance strategies for realizing more sustainable urban construction logistics. Practitioners have stressed the fragmented nature of the construction industry and the lack of collaboration in construction logistics as issues.
Cargo bikes are emission-free, environmentally friendly and low-noise vehicles. Cargo bikes have the potential to contribute to CO2-neutral city center logistics. Cargo bikes can also help reduce air pollution. Cargo bikes can make effective and economical logistics concepts possible, especially in the growing area of small consignments such as parcels.
Studies have shown that increasing the capacity of Heavy Goods Vehicles is one of the most effective ways of reducing fuel consumption per tonne-kilometer of freight moved, with consequent reductions in greenhouse and noxious emissions. Some of the disadvantages of larger vehicles are more pronounced in urban environments, including the safety of other road users, …
The city of Amsterdam needs a reliable transport and mobility system to foster economic growth, but at the same time transport is causing congestion, pollution, and accidents. Maarten Jan Roosmale Nepveu from TU Delft looked at implementing urban waterway transport as a sustainable freight transport solution in Amsterdam (NL).
A new paper envisions a multimodal passenger-and-parcel sharing (PPS) network for urban logistics integrating metro, taxi, and truck. A hub-and-spoke structure is designed including hubs located at metro stations and service stores connected to the hubs.
Growing last-mile delivery costs and changing customer demands are making companies to look at click-and-collect, locker boxes, on-demand, and autonomous solutions. Global urban logistics spending is expected to reach US$ 5.9 trillion in 2020, with transportation accounting for the majority at 70%.
Together with their suppliers and logistics service providers, the Dutch Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have worked five years on sustainable deliveries to their campuses. The result: an approach to sustainable logistics that can be scaled up to other large cities. The impact: fewer kilometers traveled by vehicles, more …