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 Isobel Duxfield / Updated: 02 Aug 2021
By dana.agrotti / Updated: 07 Sep 2021
By xuzhang2021 / Updated: 09 Jul 2021

Sustainable City Logistics Survey Invitation


Will you be interested to see a sustainability index build for City Logistics?

My name is Sabrina Zhang, I am a doctoral researcher in Logistics at TU Dublin in Ireland.

I am conducting a short survey with key stakeholders and experts in logistics, urban development and sustainability, in order to improve the clarity of sustainability measurement for city logistics.

If you are interested to know more about this study and take part in this survey, please follow this link:https://forms.office.com/r/uGAib7RVLM

By rswa178 / Updated: 05 Jul 2021
By kristiina.paju / Updated: 02 Jun 2021
By Isobel Duxfield / Updated: 24 May 2021
By BAXCOamc / Updated: 01 Jun 2021

ULaaDS (Urban Logistics as an on-Demand Service) - Meet Uly!

Follow Uly on his mission to deliver Jane's birthday present! - an example from the ULaaDS project.

This animated video from the ULaaDS project gives viewers a digestible visual introduction to some of the project's solutions and schemes: City-wide platform for integrated management of urban logistics; Containerised urban last-mile delivery; Dual MobiHub; and Cargohitching.
ULaaDS has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 861833.

By BAXCOamc / Updated: 20 May 2021

Resilient planning for Sustainable Urban Logistics | ULaaDS workshop

Increasing resilience in our cities means making sure that our cities can deal with unforeseen circumstances. In the case of transport systems, we need to find ways to equip them with tools to face future crises that might arise from climate change, geopolitical tensions or other disruptions.

Planning the unplannable and dealing with uncertainties must become a key focus of decision-making processes, together with new adaptive planning methods that allow cities to promptly respond and re-adapt to mutating circumstances.

By BAXCOamc / Updated: 17 May 2021
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 21 Apr 2021