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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 Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 13 Nov 2019
By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 04 Nov 2019

National Air Quality Conference

As health-damaging levels of air pollutants in towns and cities continue, there is a need to identify and share information on delivering policies that offer quantifiable benefits for health, energy, urban design and transport.

The National Air Quality Conference in the UK, organised by Air Quality News, will explore some of the issues and the possible solutions to the continuing high levels of air pollution in communities. The Conference will serve as a platform for business, local authorities and others to learn and network. 

By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 17 Oct 2019

Gothenburg opens Sweden's first logistics center for electric cargo bikes

The final part of the logistics chain when the package is transported to the final recipient is known as 'the last mile delivery' and it is in this step that cycle couriers and electric bicycles can play a key role in delivery and logistics within modern urban areas. However, there are currently very few dedicated logistics centres built specifically to cater to last-mile delivery by bike.

By s.govender@rupp... / Updated: 11 Oct 2019

AlpInnoCT Final Conference

The AlpInnoCT consortium is pleased to invite you to participate in the project’s Final Conference.

After intense debates, demonstration of innovations, countless workshops and dialogue events to collect input from all relevant stakeholders, it is now time for a reality-check and to present our project results and discuss recommendations for efficient and low-carbon Combined Transport across the Alpine Space with EU policy makers and experts in Brussels.

When: 19 November 2019, 09:30– 15:30
Where: Rue Wiertz 77, 1000 Brussels

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 02 Sep 2019
By Hannah Figg / Updated: 03 Sep 2019
By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 03 Sep 2019

Urban Policy Harmonisation in the Italian Emilia-Romagna Region

The NOVELOG project — New Cooperative Business Models and Guidance for Sustainable City Logistics —aimed to bring together and analyse knowledge and understanding of urban freight distribution and service trips. NOVELOG — which started in mid-2015 and ended in mid-2018 — has gone beyond the state of the art by developing an evaluation framework, collecting data, and developing software tools to support cities. In addition, it has undertaken demonstrations and case studies and developed guidelines to support cities in the take-up of improved urban freight distribution measures.

By Joe Gomersall / Updated: 22 Jul 2019


With more than 500 participants from over 20 countries, TRANSLOG Connect Congress is the leading event associated with transportation, logistics and supply chain management.

The aim of the conference is to help businesses boost their ability to respond to challenges in the market.

There are two main panel discussions, accompanied by various other speakers and presentations. The two topics covered by the panel are:

By Joe Gomersall / Updated: 22 Jul 2019
By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 01 Jul 2019

Genoa presents plan for clean deliveries in the city centre

The Italian city of Genoa has announced that it will introduce a scheme to ensure that deliveries in its old town are undertaken using environmentally-friendly vehicles.

The initiative, called “INVIA”, aims to respond to the need to reduce the polluting emissions associated with the deliveries of goods in the city and contributes to the creation of CO2-free city logistics, as envisaged by the European Commission.