Pålsson and Katsela published a paper with the title ‘Viable business models for city logistics: Exploring the cost structure and the economy of scale in a Swedish initiative’ in Research in Transportation Economics journal. This paper addresses the challenge of achieving profitable city logistics initiatives.
City logistics is becoming more finely meshed and more frequent. The transport of freight in cities with heavy freight vehicles and light commercial vehicles leads to congestion, a poor air quality, noise pollution, and incidents. The maximum loading volume of heavy freight vehicles and light commercial vehicles is rarely needed for urban freight.