Inland waterways offer numerous advantages in transport. For cities located near inland waterways, this offers opportunities for city logistics. A paper by Wojewódzka-Króla and Rolbieckib looks at the possibility of using this mode of transport to handle transport needs in cities.
The port of Amsterdam is in close connection with the city. Large quantities of goods are transported to and from the port by water on a daily basis. The livability and accessibility of the city are decreasing. That is why it is smart to transport goods such as construction materials over the canals.
Researchers at MIT and AMS Institute have developed an alternative strategy for garbage collection in the historic center of Amsterdam: Waste Streams part of the Roboat project. The Amsterdam Canals are still marred by curbside trash. By bringing back the original purpose of the canals (access to the inner city for transport and collection of goods) the …
The city of Amsterdam needs a reliable transport and mobility system to foster economic growth, but at the same time transport is causing congestion, pollution, and accidents. Maarten Jan Roosmale Nepveu from TU Delft looked at implementing urban waterway transport as a sustainable freight transport solution in Amsterdam (NL).
Smart, efficient and innovative solutions are needed to optimize urban transport. What distribution and infrastructure technologies have vast potential in providing integrated logistics solutions for the city of Amsterdam? What role could waterway networks play with regard to the transportation of people and goods?
City logistics transport became a specific research topic as the general awareness of the increasingly negative effects of freight delivery activities on local liveability grows. The awareness for external costs (congestion, emissions, noise and road safety) grew. As a result, (local) authorities implemented specific city logistics policies. Often, these limit the free, flow of traffic, …
Dutch entrepreneurs Beelen and van der Wallen invest € 160 million in a logistics center in the Port of Amsterdam. Via a new distribution location on the North Sea Canal, they want to support environmentally-friendly delivery of packages, building materials, and catering supplies over the waterways.
Studying the local conditions for cities with canal infrastructure can contribute to a serious, potential, sustainable solution to deliver the last mile by electric vessels, which is beneficial to many stakeholders. A paper by van Duin et. al. explores whether a system of hub locations distributing goods across the water to the city of Amsterdam can …
The supply and removal of materials for the construction of new school buildings in the historic heart of Ghent (B) is carried out over water. This project along the Henleykaai is part of Ghent’s aim to limit freight traffic in the city center.
Starting summer 2018 household garbage and company waste from busy inner city will be removed via the Amsterdam canals, directly to the waste incineration. In recent years, experiments have been done with collecting waste through the Amsterdam canals.