Tag «city logistics»

EcoLogistics: focusing on city logistics challenges in India

As Indian cities compete on various parameters such as Swacch Survekshan, Ease of Living, Municipal Performance Index, etc., they do not always consider the impact of growth on their ability to move goods effectively. More people and commercial activity increase the demand for goods and services while at the same time increasing competition for scarce …

EU: cities along TEN-T network must support zero-emission city logistics

To support the transition to cleaner, greener, and smarter mobility, in line with the objectives of the European Green Deal, the European Commission adopted four proposals that will modernize the EU’s transport system. By increasing connectivity and shifting more passengers and freight to rail and inland waterways, by supporting the roll-out of charging points, alternative refueling …

POLIS and ALICE launch joint guide for advancing together towards zero-emission city logistics by 2030

On 1 December 2021, at the POLIS Conference 2021, members from both POLIS and ALICE presented the main highlights of the joint guide: advancing together towards zero emissions urban logistics by 2030. The common vision of the POLIS-ALICE Urban Logistics Strategic dialogue is to lead the transformation of urban logistics in cities to respond to the pollution, congestion, safety, and …

Decarbonizing urban logistics: perspectives for low- and middle-income countries

What initiatives abate urban logistics’ carbon emissions more efficiently and effectively? Numerous theoretical and practical studies address the challenge of reducing carbon emissions from the logistics sector while ensuring the flow of goods to highly urbanized areas. In a position paper, Fransoo and Mora-Quiñones present and discuss initiatives seeking to abate urban logistics carbon emissions …

London riverboat deliveries to Guy’s Hospital

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust started a pilot with a daily riverboat delivery. This service would help Guy’s and St Thomas’ work towards reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 and support the Mayor of London’s aim to reduce the number of lorries and vans entering central London in the morning peak by 10% …

CTP acquires Amsterdam Logistic Cityhub for 300 mln euro

CTP, a top-five industrial property developer in Europe, announced the acquisition of the Amsterdam Logistic Cityhub (ALC) with a net transaction value of €307 million for 100% of the shares of this single asset. The XXL city hub in the Western Docklands of Amsterdam is currently being constructed. Upon completion (end of 2022), will comprise …

Research: Opportunities for integration between Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and freight transport

A new paper explores the potential integration of freight transport into a Mobility as a Service (MaaS) environment. MaaS is a user-oriented service concept providing door-to-door mobility solutions for people. It integrates services of multiple providers, enabling searching, booking, and payment through a single digital platform. Although MaaS is often presented as a great opportunity …