Tag «hubs»

Assessing the opportunity of electric vehicles in service trips

A recent paper evaluates the impact of using electric vehicles for urban service trips, explicitly focusing on delivery and installation services and reverse logistics. These aspects of commercial traffic in urban areas have been under-explored. Most recent research on commercial traffic addresses shop restocking, service visits to establishments, and e-commerce deliveries but has paid little …

London CRP has launched the Urban Logistics Hub Map

CRP has launched the Urban Logistics Hub Map, an online tool showcasing sites that could be potentially used for urban logistics. This tool has been developed from the 2020 study commissioned by the Central London Sub Regional Transport Partnership, which investigated the requirements that a logistics operator would need for a micro hub and the availability of underutilized space …

City logistics innovations: how do we value space?

Genuine innovations in city logistics are about sharing. Sharing capacities, vehicles, data, energy, and people. That should start happening in zero-emission city hubs, local neighborhood hubs, and with waterborne transport. Simple, right? But, those innovations often stumble over the distribution of joys and burdens. The public-private revenue models behind them are not obvious (and profitable). …

NYC to test local delivery hubs

New York City will begin testing local delivery hubs this summer to reduce truck traffic and emissions in favor of more sustainable transportation options. Microhubs in the city will provide designated curbside or off-street locations for trucks to unload items onto low-emissions transportation modes, like electric vehicles or cargo bikes, for last-mile delivery. More than …

Handbook about urban and periurban logistics real estate

The Logistics City Chair team published the digital version of the handbook n°3 of the “Welcome to Logistics City” series dedicated to urban and periurban logistics real estate.  The development of logistics real estate adapted to professionals and respectful of the requirements of cities has gradually emerged as an adequate response. It allows for mobility optimization and the accelerated decarbonization …

‘Proximity logistics’: the development of logistics facilities in dense, mixed-use urban areas

The maturation of online consumption and the amplification of cities’ initiatives in response to local and global environmental challenges has placed goods transport, an essential but impactful activity, at the forefront of urban stakeholders’ scrutiny. High-performance and low-impact supply chains benefit from the presence of logistics facilities in proximity to goods’ destinations. This development of …

Using procurement power to accelerate sustainable city logistics: lessons from change agents

Large procurers (receivers) in city logistics are gaining increased attention among scientists and professionals. Knowledge, guidance, and agreements in this field have led to receivers’ willingness, ability, and opportunities to contribute to efficient and zero-emission city logistics when buying goods and services. Change agents play a vital role in initiating, managing, and implementing the change …