Urban freight/city logistics

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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 Cláudia Ribeiro / Updated: 26 Jun 2020
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By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 23 Jun 2020
By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 15 Jun 2020
By s.govender@rupp... / Updated: 10 Jun 2020

LOW-CARB Online Exploitation Workshop

This workshop follows LOW-CARB's final conference where project goals, outputs, impacts, & lessons will be presented.

The exploitation workshop will build on this by mobilising, networking, & matchmaking stakeholders. In the first part of the workshop participants are given the opportunity to engage with select project pilots, products, & longer-term implementations, as well as their organisers, to help further their take-up & larger-scale adoption and deployment across Central Europe, thus facilitating a cohesive transition to low-carbon mobility. They include:

By iCube Programme / Updated: 20 Mar 2020
By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 02 Mar 2020
By cnebusi / Updated: 08 Jun 2020
By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 10 Feb 2020

Île-de-France Region launches call for expressions of interest in freight and logistics

The region including the French capital Paris, Ile-de-France, is launching a call for expressions of interest for new projects in the freight and logistics sectors. The region will fund initiatives aimed at the supply, circulation, storage, distribution, delivery and removal of goods throughout different business areas.

As in many other regions, in Ile-de-France consumption habits are changing. The growth and demands of e-commerce are leading to a need to bring storage centres and end consumers closer together.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 07 Feb 2020

Hamburg to equip all its trucks with ‘turning assistance systems’

After a series of fatal accidents involving trucks making a turn and cyclists, Hamburg plans to equip the entire urban fleet with turning assistant systems in an effort to improve the safety of vulnerable road users. The measure was announced on 22 January 2020 by Hamburg’s Senators for the Interior, Andy Grote, and Transport, Michael Westhagemann, who invited private transport companies in Hamburg to join the initiative.