How to kickstart sustainable urban logistics initiatives

By BAXCOamc / Updated: 01 Mar 2022

Logistics plays a key role in our daily lives. Rising urban populations, economic activities and new trends naturally lead to an increase in logistics activities. Although the word logistics tends to conjure up images of couriers and parcels, it spans many industries. This of course includes retail and food & beverage, but also waste management, construction, and many others.

Now, especially with the rise of the On-Demand Economy, discussions on the potential environmental and socio-economic impacts of this trend have resurfaced.

  • How can conventional delivery methods using fuel driven vans and lorries be replaced by more sustainable alternatives?
  • How can we improve efficiency and increase sustainability?
  • Who should be responsible for taking the initiative for change?

These are the questions explored in the latest ULaaDS insight from IFZ and Bax & Company.

Logistics solutions affect different stakeholders in many ways. As a result, the introduction of new, more sustainable solutions should be developed in a collaborative way to achieve the best outcome for all the parties concerned. Multi-stakeholder approaches can take many different forms, varying in size, stakeholder mix and meeting frequency. The right solution depends on what is planned and the expected outcomes, but be sure to give the process enough time to get the best results.

To read the full insight on this, click here.

Urban freight/city logistics