Frevue project launches initiative to prove demand for electric freight vehicles

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Urban freight operators have been asked to back a campaign to boost OEMs confidence in electric freight vehicles demand. Limited availability and high prices of electric commercial vehicles are knowns barriers to operators looking to electrify their fleets. However, according to research from the Freight Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe (Frevue) project, many OEMs do not believe there is …

Eccentric project demonstrating sustainable urban mobility solutions

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ICLEI is working on a big demonstration project of sustainable urban mobility solutions: Civitas Eccentric. About 50 mobility measures are being demonstrated in the cities of Madrid, Stockholm, Munich, Turku and Ruse. The Eccentric project focuses on sustainable mobility in suburban districts and innovative urban freight logistics, two important areas that have previously received less …

Everything you want to know about the UK parcel market

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Working with parcel carriers in the UK, the FTC2050 project examines the potential for closer operational collaboration between carriers to reduce urban traffic and energy demand whilst maintaining customer service levels. The project evaluates to what extent collaboration can develop within a commercial setting or whether a 3rd party ‘Freight Traffic Controller’ (FTC) would be necessary …

Good practices in urban construction logistics

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The SUCCESS project presented a new report demonstrating the potential of the solutions developed by SUCCESS to be replicated and transferred afterwards. It consolidates 22 good practices observed mainly in European countries and USA to improve knowledge and understanding of the construction supply chain and logistics. 

Ahold Delhaize’s transport control tower for store deliveries based on open trip model

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According to their motto ‘Better every day’, Ahold Delhaize is continuously undertaking innovative steps to improve its service. Quality and efficiency represent two key-values within Ahold Delhaize Transport organisation. Ahold Delhaize Transport is a shipper that manages a broad logistic operation but no trucks. The trucks driving daily between the distribution centers and almost 1.000 …

London: how to stop the construction industry choking our cities?

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Poor air quality is now thought to be the cause of 40,000 deaths in the UK each year. But while cars and lorries have attracted most attention, less reported is the contribution of other polluters to the problem, particularly construction sites. According to the London Atmospheric Emissions Inventory construction sites are responsible for 7.5% of damaging NOx …

Six European small and medium size cities will develop Sustainable Urban Logistic Plans (SULPs)

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Urban freight is responsible for almost a quarter of European cities’ CO2 emissions from urban transport, as well as 30 to 50 percent of particle pollution, nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide emissions. Small and medium size cities, and especially tourist towns, often have particular freight challenges due to characteristics such as old road infrastructures, narrow streets, …