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City logistics comprise the delivery and collection of goods in urban areas. Improving city logistics may address transportation methods, handling and storage of goods, management of inventory, waste and returns, as well as home delivery services.

Making this process sustainable requires efficient interfaces between long-haul transport and short-distance distribution to the final destination. It also requires efficient planning of the routes to avoid empty runs or unnecessary driving and parking. Furthermore, sustainable urban freight requires smaller, more efficient and cleaner vehicles.

By giacomo.lozzi / Updated: 15 Sep 2017

CIVITAS CITYLAB Symposium in Rome

The CityLab project invites you to participate in its upcoming symposium. The event will provide attendees with the opportunity to meet practitioners, local authority freight planners, and technology providers interested in developing solutions to urban logistics challenges.

You will learn about various innovative urban logistics solutions currently being trialled, including crowd-shipping; automated parcel lockers; off-hour delivery systems; cargo bikes; and reverse logistics applications.

By giacomo.lozzi / Updated: 15 Sep 2017

CIVITAS NOVELOG Mechelen Workshop: What role for micro-consolidation?

City freight distribution is in full evolution. With the establishment of limited traffic areas, delivery time windows, low emission zones, development of pedestrian shopping areas and the evolution of e-commerce, the logistics sector faces new challenges. There is a need to test and implement new methods of pick-up and delivery of goods.

(Micro)-consolidation represents a solution to deliver goods in a more efficient and effective way. Lockers systems are examples of smart consolidation.

By giacomo.lozzi / Updated: 15 Sep 2017

CIVITAS NOVELOG cities stories & tools business models

Over the past two years, the NOVELOG project has developed four tools to support city logistics policy formulation and decision-making, which have been tested in 12 cities. The preliminary outcomes from selected city cases will be presented at this workshop.

Then, we need your inputs! We will organise an interactive session to discuss the most suitable business models for our NOVELOG tools.

By DuivenbodeL / Updated: 22 Sep 2017

Smart Urban Mobility solutions: bridging the gap

Join our discussion on how to bridge the gap between supply and demand for smart urban mobility solutions in Amsterdam on 27 September.

Speakers from BMW Startup Garage, Rotterdam Mobility Lab, and Mastercard will share what they look at when investing in or trialling new services.

By Mobility Academy / Updated: 14 Sep 2017

wocomoco 2017

On 18, 19 and 20 October 2017, the Swiss Mobility Academy will be hosting it’s 5th World Collaborative Mobility Congress – "wocomoco" – in Berlin, Germany. Key players from all over the globe gather here to exchange their views and present their latest innovations in the thriving markets of car-, ride- and bike-sharing.

By DuivenbodeL / Updated: 12 Sep 2017

New European Commission service offers support to sustainable urban mobility projects

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Are you a European public organisation (city, region) or a company who is planning to invest in sustainable urban mobility? Then a new service from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport could provide you with the support you need.

On behalf of the the European Commission, the Joint Institute for Innovation Policy and The Extremely Useful Company will help you to:

By Thomas Mourey / Updated: 31 Aug 2017

Making the case for Freight Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe (FREVUE)

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At the moment, the vast majority of freight deliveries in urban environments are made by conventional petrol and diesel vehicles. Yet as the EU seeks to transition towards low and ultimately emission free transport, alternatives are needed. That is where FREVUE comes in.

By Thomas Mourey / Updated: 29 Aug 2017

FREVUE webinar #3

FREVUE partner, TNO, will present the current economic framework for developing solutions related to the delivery of goods using electronic vehicles in cities. It will also examine the opportunities and barriers that exist relating to this theme.

Participation in the webinar is open to all.

By Thomas Mourey / Updated: 29 Aug 2017

FREVUE webinar #2

FREVUE partner, London Imperial College, will present the findings from its research as part of the FREVUE project regarding the environmental impact of electric freight vehicles in urban areas, in particular the impact on the reduction of emissions.

Participation in the webinar is open to all.

By News Editor / Updated: 28 Aug 2017

New DHL electric delivery van unveiled (Germany)

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Following the announcement earlier in the year that it would build 2,500 all-electric delivery vans together with Ford, DHL has now unveiled the vehicle.

Over 1,350 kg - or over 200 parcels - will be able to be transported inside each van. They will be able to run for 80-200km on a single charge, depending on the wattage of the batteries that have been installed. For repowering, they will be equipped with an onboard charger.  

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