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 Jane Tewson / Updated: 17 May 2022

2nd POLIS-ALICE urban freight webinar: 'Cross-sector cooperation and new business models'

On 23 May 2022 14:00-15:50 CEST POLIS will be joining the European Technology Platform, ALICE for the second of two webinars on the future of urban freight. The series explores governance, technology, planning, incentive schemes etc. and how public-private partnerships are being deployed in novel ways to leverage cutting edge digital technologies and data sharing mechanisms. The series provides an opportunity to hear about new concepts and opportunities between ongoing EU-funded projects and initiatives.

By Jane Tewson / Updated: 14 Jul 2022
By BAXCOamc / Updated: 13 Apr 2022
By BAXCOamc / Updated: 11 Apr 2022

Logistics stakeholder engagement – Civitas FastTrack Capacity Building Week

ULaaDS stakeholder engagement experts took part in the Civitas FastTrack Capacity Building Week. The session focused on Setting up logistics fora, an approach for stakeholder engagement developed and tested in the three ULaaDS lighthouse cities (Bremen, Mechelen and Groningen).
By BAXCOamc / Updated: 30 Mar 2022
By BAXCOamc / Updated: 28 Mar 2022

Towards zero-emission last-mile deliveries: Mechelen in the spotlight

Join the ULaaDS team online on 28 April 2022 at 09:30-11:00 CET for the first in a series of webinars exploring sustainable urban logistics solutions in the ULaaDS lighthouse cities.

During this event you will have the chance to discover the measures that Mechelen is taking to make urban logistics more sustainable in partnership with various stakeholders, namely VIL, UPS, bpost and local partner ECOkoeriers.

By Sofia Pechin / Updated: 21 Mar 2022
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 09 Mar 2022
By BAXCOamc / Updated: 01 Mar 2022

How to kickstart sustainable urban logistics initiatives

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.

By Jane Tewson / Updated: 02 Mar 2022