This week New York City unveiled a $100 million plan to overhaul the city’s aging urban freight systems through strategic investments to modernize their maritime and rail assets and create new distribution facilities, with the ultimate goals of creating nearly 5,000 jobs for New Yorkers and a more sustainable and resilient city logistics network.
The KiM Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis published a new report on electric LCV’s. Approximately 876,000 delivery vans were driving around the Netherlands in 2016, of which the majority were diesel-powered delivery vans.
The KoMoDo roject in Berlin is an effort from the city of Berlin to take a step forward in making city logistics more city friendly. KoMoDo comes from ‘Kooperative Nutzung von Mikrodepots’. And, it’s all about collaboration.
The delivery and supply of goods to city centers for retailers, restaurants and private recipients is a growing business field for logistics service providers. Electrically-automated vehicles offer the potential to make freight transport and delivery more environmentally friendly and dynamic and increase the level of service for customers.
The Green Cities international conference Szczecin (P) September 13-14, 2018 on green logistics for greener cities will provide a platform for exchange of knowledge and experiences on the implementation of urban logistics solutions.
Major European cities have become a testing ground for the next phase of city delivery for UPS. UPS Chief Information and Engineering Officer Juan Perez talked about the future of the UPS network; how they are integrating technology to connect the facilities, fleet, drivers and information systems fueling a more sustainable global network.
A paper by Daniel Kaszubowski of Gdansk University of Technology provides a review of urban freight transport demand modelling approaches confronted with constrains regarding adequate data availability from a perspective of the local authorities.
The University of Lyon (F) developed a city logistics game with the support of students. It is a board game representing a street in a city centre, with various activities and a specific layout (e.g. urban furniture and cycle lanes). The objective is to “build the best city” according to a score taking into account …
For urban planners, retailers and logistics companies, the growing flow of products from manufacturer to consumer presents new challenges. What is the impact of increasing e-commerce in our European cities? And what can be done to facilitate this transformation of our shopping habits?
VDL Steelweld, TNO Automotive and e-groceries prvider Picnic will jointly develop a new electrical last-mile vehicle. The project is called DUELL: Development of an Urban E-truck for Last-mile Logistics. In 2020 the vehicle must go into production.