Tag «city logistics»

Prologis: location, not rent, is the top priority

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The global pandemic has forever altered the logistics real estate landscape: supply chain decisions have become more holistic, more data-driven, and more urgent than ever. Underlying this shift are the same forces (urbanization, digitalization, and demographics) that have changed the way we live, work, and shop.

Research: strategic 3D printing in a city logistics context

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Recently, 3D Printing (3DP) has started disrupting transportation worldwide by providing enormous simplifications to transportation requirements, especially in the context of city logistics. In the near future, the potential exists to replace multi-echelon transportation hubs with integrated city logistics and 3D printing manufacturing hubs. 

LEAD report sheds light on the main challenges in city logistics

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The resilience of the logistics chains is essential and has been increasingly put to test with the dawn of on-demand logistics, attempting to accommodate citizen’s expectations for fast delivery at low or even or zero cost. City logistics have long been an important element of sustainable urban mobility, with its importance being further reinforced with the …

Waste collection with barges in Leiden (NL)

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CityBarge, Renewi, and their logistics partners are starting to transport commercial waste on the canals of Leiden (NL). CityBarge’s mission is to make cities more liveable by restoring existing canals and using them for city logistics. Through a combination of a zero-emission pusher tug and pushed barges, logistics flows in the inner city are transferred …

Picnic: using data-driven driver coach for road safety

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Michiel Muller of Dutch e-groceries company Picnic tackles traffic safety firmly. And, with results. In an interview with MONO-zakelijk he says: ‘In our view, safety starts with exact measurement and knowledge: having the right data. If you want to deliver efficiently, you have to work efficiently. So you need to know exactly how such a …

Review: the adoption of green vehicles in last-mile logistics

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Widespread adoption of green vehicles in urban logistics may contribute to the alleviation of problems such as environmental pollution, global warming, and oil dependency. A recent paper by Patella et. al. presents a comprehensive literature review on studies investigating the adoption of green vehicles in city logistics, paying specific attention to e-commerce.

Vision 2050: ICCT strategy to decarbonize the global transport sector

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Starting 2021 it’s a good moment look forward to decarbonizing the global transport sector by 2050. Global demand for passenger and freight transportation continues to rise, driven by population and economic growth. As transportation demand has grown so too have carbon emissions from the global transportation sector. September 2020 ICCT presented an inspiring white paper on decarbonization. …

City logistics: a blockchain decision framework for collaborative parcel deliveries

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The growth in e‐commerce has led to increased pressure within the courier, express, and parcel (CEP) sector to tackle the ‘last‐mile’ issue and come up with solutions that not only satisfy the customers, but also other stakeholders such as city councils and other regulatory bodies. Scholars have highlighted micro‐hubs and the associated horizontal collaboration as …

EIT Urban Mobility: how can cities tap into the potential of last-mile deliveries?

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Urban deliveries are a crucial cog of most supply chains. Are sustainable options like e-vehicles and cargo bikes making inroads? In this video, the environment and transport journalist Sam Morgan explores the potential of last-mile deliveries with the expertise of Morten Kabell, urbanist and co-CEO of the European Cyclists’ Federation, and Adrian Hiel from Energy …