Tag «city logistics»

ReLUT eCARe project looks at charging infrastructure

The eCARe project is a process-based charging management concept for e-car logistics that began in 2021. Until now, research for electromobility has focused on component development or the creation of charging infrastructure for end customers. However, with increasing sales of e-vehicles and global production, there is a need for optimized logistics that take into account …

SURF Final Report gives insights on sustainable urban freight

After months of exploring the topics of Sustainable URban Freight and Zero-Emission Zones for freight – also known as ZEZ-F, the SURF project – a joint effort of Environmental Defense Fund Europe and POLIS Network officially ended. The SURF Final Report is a testament to this exciting and rich adventure. Building upon the How-to Guide on Zero-Emission Zones for Freight, the project has provided cities with …

Look back: webinar on Collaborative Urban Logistic

POLIS-ALICE jointly hosted the webinar on Collaborative Urban Logistics on May 24, 2022. If you could not join the event, the presentations and the recording of the session are now published on the ALICE website (link). This webinar invites current practitioners working on collaborative urban logistics, including platform operators, business representatives, and urban logistics hub …

Integration of urban freight transport in city planning: lessons learned

A paper by Astrid Bjørgen and Marianne Ryghaug explores how governing bodies and planning authorities in Norway take urban freight transport into consideration in three different cities. Based on empirical studies of actors and processes relevant to city planning, the paper highlights challenges in integrating urban freight transport considerations in city planning. The paper demonstrates how different planning …

Identifying the challenges to sustainable urban last-mile deliveries

Urban Freight Lab researchers have published a new paper, “Identifying the Challenges to Sustainable Urban Last-Mile Deliveries: Perspectives from Public and Private Stakeholders,” in Sustainability. This paper is part of the project on Roadblocks to Sustainable Urban Freight, funded by Amazon. Researchers interviewed stakeholders from both the public sector and private industry to identify and understand the barriers …

Die Zukunft liegt in kollaborativen Cityhubs

Die Stadtlogistik steht unter Beschuss durch immer mehr autofreie Wohngebiete, verstopfte Innenstädte und fußgängerfreundliche Campusse. Logistikdienstleister müssen mehr Volumen mit weniger Fahrzeugen, sicherer und sauberer liefern. Logistikdienstleister sollten ihre Fahrten sorgfältig planen und dabei die örtlichen Vorschriften berücksichtigen: Null-Emissionszonen, Straßensperrungen, Zeitfenster, Be- und Entladestellen, Verkehrssicherheit und Gewichtsbeschränkungen. Wann geht es mit einem großen Lkw, wann …

ALICE-POLIS Webinar on May 23: Collaborative Urban Logistics

You are invited to join the 2nd Webinar of ALICE-POLIS webinar series on urban freight on May 23: 14:00-15:00. This webinar is dedicated to Collaborative Urban Logistics including collaborative transport and logistics hubs for last-mile delivery. You can join the webinar via: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86827851672. However, you are encouraged to register for the event: please register. Draft agenda: Story from Antwerp, …

BOOSTLOG has mapped and assessed more than 160 EU-funded R&D projects in city logistics

Freight transport and logistics face critical challenges to address climate change, ensure supply chains are well functioning, and people are served with the required type of goods and services. In particular, coping with the expected growth of freight transportation and transition to zero-emission logistics up to 2030 requires collaboration speeding up innovation.  BOOSTLOG Vision is …

Where city logistics meets walkability

Like in many cities, the inner center of Amsterdam is transforming into a more attractive place for pedestrians and cyclists by creating more space for these slow modalities. Entrepreneurs see their profits growing since an attractive city center attracts more customers and business. However, shops and HoReCa need to be supplied as well. With more …