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 Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 06 Jan 2021
By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 06 Jan 2021
By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 23 Dec 2020

VREF Conference on Urban Freight 2021

The 4th VREF Conference on Urban Freight will present current issues influencing urban freight research, and discuss the interactions between planning, design and business to achieve scalable innovations in the management of urban freight flows that lead to liveable cities.

The three-day event will present research papers, presentations, panels and break-out sessions discussing innovative solutions that consider the perspectives from authorities, transport operators, retailers, architects, planners, real estate developers, other industry stakeholders and researchers.  

By s.govender@rupp... / Updated: 26 Nov 2020
By Cláudia Ribeiro / Updated: 18 Nov 2020
By Sofia Pechin / Updated: 16 Nov 2020
By Cláudia Ribeiro / Updated: 05 Nov 2020
By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 30 Oct 2020
By Patrick Troy / Updated: 12 Oct 2020
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Five ways we can systemically transform last-mile logistics

As consumers are ordering more online and expecting faster deliveries, the demand for last-mile delivery is soaring. However, cities are struggling with traffic congestion and air pollution due to the increasing number of delivery vehicles, the noise their engines produce, and second-lane parking. The public sector has launched various local initiatives to combat this problem, however, harmonised regulatory frameworks have yet to arrive.