The Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (CoE-SUFS) is dedicated to investigating new ways of infusing sustainability and efficiency into the way businesses send and receive goods. The new $4 million center, recognized as a Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) Center of Excellence, is funded by the VREF through its Future Urban Transport research program.
The field of city logistics can be characterised by its many local demonstrations and trials, that are quite often not lasting longer than the trial period. The number of demonstrations that continued and were implemented in daily practice is limited. Freight partnerships proved to be a good first step to engage stakeholders.
The issue of urban freight transport in city strategic planning is discussed in a new research paper by Maja Kiba-Janiak from Wroclaw University of Economics. There are two main purposes of this paper: a theoretical one and empirical one.
In this report commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, WIK has reviewed the current situation and outlined expected trends and developments in the Dutch postal market for the next ten years.
The AUAS en UVA started a logistic hub, to realise sustainable and smart supply of 80 college buildings in Amsterdam. The AUAS and UvA have a tremendous amount of goods and services delivered. The two educational institutions, which have combined the purchasing of goods and services in a single purchasing organisation, deal with a total of around …
A trial of a fully autonomous electric-powered vehicle (Cargopod) conducting last-mile deliveries for Ocado in Greenwich (UK) ended this month. The vehicle has delivered groceries to more than 100 customers so far. Read more at Freight in the City.
In some businesses, like supermarkets and restaurants, local restrictions on nighttime deliveries leave distributors no choice but to dispatch trucks during morning rush hours. But lifting these rules could reduce peak traffic volumes and increase transport efficiency, according to a recent study by KTH The Royal Institute of Technology.
For more than four years, the FREVUE partners have been exposing Electric Freight Vehicles (EFV) to the day-to-day rigours of urban logistics in eight of Europe’s largest cities. As the project comes to a close, the FREVUE final conference took place in London on the 21st June 2017 and brought together representatives from industry, research …
Over 110 innovative solutions for decarbonising EU transport were submitted for the European Transport Innovation Challenge 2017. The 12 winners offered solutions in a wide range of transport applications; futuristic systems for moving people and freight in cities, services for people with reduced mobility and emergency services, a robot platform, parking, railway and cycling.
Nowadays, mobility is a major issue in our cities. It is therefore no doubt that Light Electric Vehicles have a crucial role in the development of future cleaner and smarter cities. However, while they are clearly a lot of activities related to light electric vehicles happening all around the world, there are still many questions …