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Indirect stakeholders in city logistics business model development

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The importance of stakeholders in the development of a sustainable urban freight sector has been highlighted in recent research. Not all stakeholders have a direct link to the supply chain, but they may still play a role in creating sustainable urban freight initiatives. These stakeholders include Public Procurement Organisations, Facility Management Companies, Business Improvement Districts, and …

Sustainable deliveries to university campuses: this is how it’s done

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Together with their suppliers and logistics service providers, the Dutch Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have worked five years on sustainable deliveries to their campuses. The result: an approach to sustainable logistics that can be scaled up to other large cities. The impact: fewer kilometers traveled by vehicles, more …

Municipal co-distribution of goods in Sweden

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Municipal co-distribution of goods has been tried in several Swedish municipalities. The co-distribution project Upphandling Södertörn was initiated in 2014 and includes eight municipalities with a total population of about 500.000. The evaluation was presented during the Climate Friendly City Logistics in the Nordics conference.

BuyZET handbook: public procurement for sustainable transport

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For many European cities today, addressing traffic congestion and reducing transport related emissions of CO2, noise and harmful local pollutants, is a key priority. Cities are looking to reduce the number of motorised vehicle trips in the urban area, encourage a modal shift towards cleaner forms of transportation, such as walking, cycling and public transportation …

Amsterdam (NL) hub for deliveries to universities

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The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and the University of Amsterdam have a total of 80 college buildings in Amsterdam, all of these buildings need to be supplied with goods almost daily. The educational institutes joined forces with Deudekom and PostNL and created a logistics hub just outside of Amsterdam.

Buyzet: smarter public procurement for zero emission urban freight.

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The past few months the cities of Copenhagen, Oslo, and Rotterdam were discussing potential zero-emission delivery options with regional suppliers in their selected priority areas within the Buyzet project. All three cities are exploring how they can encourage craftsmen employed to work in city-owned facilities to switch to zero-emission vehicles or find other ways to …

Research: the role of the receiver in public procurement

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Research by Newcastle University was focused on the ‘receiver’ end of the supply chain that has, in recent years, emerged as a novel area of investigation by European urban freight researchers. A new paper explores the importance of procurement policy and mechanisms in a higher education establishment in order to drive a sustainable approach to …