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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.

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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.

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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.

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By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 13 Jan 2020
By Go Mobility 2018 / Updated: 08 Jan 2020

Go Mobility 2020

Go Mobility is the new mobility exhibition of southern Europe, fostered by the Regional Council of Gipuzkoa and the Basque Government.

The event is integrated with the strategy for the development of electromobility that the institutions are fostering, spearheaded by MUBIL – Gipuzkoa Electromobility Center.

Who are the exhibitors? 

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 16 Jan 2020

International Conference on Transport and Smart Cities (ICoTSC 2020)

ICoTSC 2020 is an open forum where advances in the field of transport and smart Cities can be shared and examined. Researchers, engineers, scientists and industry professionals are welcomed to join this conference. which acts as a platform for keeping up with advances in this ever-changing field.

Over this three day event, a wide range of research topics will be discussed including both theoretical and systems research. Topics include, and more:

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 16 Jan 2020

Autonomy & The Urban Mobility Summit

On the 4-5 November 2020, Autonomy Paris will be hosting an event that acts as an intersection between city authorities, corporates, startups and funders. This two-day event will include an expo that will feature over 200 exhibitors and a business meetings platform for public and private decision-makers, a conference programme covering the biggest issues relating to sustainable and urban mobility issues, and an opportunity for startups to pitch in front of international investors. 

The event is organised around six key themes:

By rswa178 / Updated: 17 Dec 2019

New SUMPs-Up fact sheets reveal SUMP good practices

A series of fact sheets chronicling good practice examples of measures, instruments and planning procedures related to Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) are now available to read.

The fact sheets give details of projects that have taken place in the seven partner cities of the CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project. Partner cities are Birmingham (UK), Budapest (Hungary), Donostia-San Sebastian (Spain), Malmö (Sweden), Sofia (Bulgaria), Thessaloniki (Greece) and Turin (Italy).

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By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 12 Dec 2019

Urban Transport 2020

The continuing requirement for better urban transport systems and the need for a healthier environment has added to the increasing success of this annual meeting which attracts international delegates from many different countries. Innovative systems, new approaches and original ideas need to be thoroughly tested and critically evaluated before they can be implemented in practice, which highlights the importance of the meeting. Moreover, there is a growing need for integration with telecommunications systems and IT applications in order to improve safety, security and efficiency.

By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 25 Nov 2019

‘Beer train’ to replace 5,000 trucks per year on Antwerp ring road

Belgium-based brewing conglomerate AB InBev has announced that it will use a train to transfer most of its beer shipments to the port of Antwerp by 2020.

The company, which has its headquarters in the Belgian city of Leuven, is the world’s largest brewer exporting beer from Belgium to 100 countries. Every day, several trucks currently transport the beer from its production site to the port of Antwerp.

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By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 20 Nov 2019

URBIS Smart City Fair

URBIS Smart City Fair brings a smart combination of a trade fair and an exclusive conference programme, where leaders in the field of Smart Cities will be introduced. Over the course of two days, dozens of representatives of Central European cities and municipalities and leaders in innovations will meet with one goal – to share experience, ideas and examples of specific solutions on how to correctly develop a Smart City concept in cities, so that all citizens could live better in them.

The URBIS Smart City Fair is ideal for: