ULaaDS: Urban Logistics as an on-Demand Service

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Last week the EU project ULaaDS (Urban Logistics as an on-Demand Service) was launched. ULaaDS brings together 24 partners, including city authorities, research institutions, industry and logistics stakeholders, associations, and networks to support the deployment of innovative, feasible, shared, and zero-emission solutions across a three-year period.

Lockdown did not reduce PM2.5 air pollution in Scotland

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The significant reduction in vehicle journeys during the COVID-19 lockdown did not reduce the level of toxic fine particles in Scotland’s air, according to experts at the University of Stirling. Analysis of fine particulate air pollution (PM2.5) in the first month of restrictions found little change despite a 65 percent reduction in the number of …

New electric vehicle for Dutch food service supplier Sligro

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Dutch Sligro Food Group (food service) started the operational test of this unique vehicle that has been specially developed for sustainable and efficient urban distribution. The design is not based on an existing electric van or truck, but rather the other way around. Based on a vision for the future of urban distribution and functional …

Research: multi-objective approach for optimizing city logistics considering energy efficiency

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The urban population increase results in more supply chain operations in these areas, which leads to increased energy consumption and environmental problems. In a new paper, about a multi-objective approach for optimizing city logistics considering energy efficiency the authors describe an optimization model of a multi-echelon collection and distribution system, focusing on downtown areas and …