Cooperation between suppliers, customers and the public administration is essential to implement new business models, effective both for cities and industry players. More sustainable urban logistics can be achieved with reduced costs through smart consolidation of logistics operations.
The main concept of Collaborative Urban Logistics is to share resources, infrastructure, and transportation to perform last-mile delivery in the urban area. However, there are many challenges in Collaborative Urban Logistics, e.g. service level, service contract design, contract performance etc.
Urban consolidation centres (UCC’s) are usually introduced by local governments to reduce the number of motorised freight vehicles entering their cities. Freight flows from outside the city are consolidated with the objective to bundle inner-city transportation activities to reduce the volume of distribution activities in the city. They reduce traffic and congestion around sites in urban and peri-urban areas, thus noise and overall emissions from the transport sector.
The second appointment of the POLIS ALICE 2022 webinar series gives the floor to the CULT initiative and the EU-funded project LEAD, to better understand the experience and applications implemented in the cities of Antwerp and Madrid.
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13:05- ALICE members and their partners have launched the 1st Collaborative Urban Logistics and Transport (CULT) in Antwerp.
13:30- LEAD EU-funded project explores an Urban Consolidation Centre (UCC) within the Low Emissions Zone in Madrid, using electric delivery vans
14:00- EIT Urban Mobility Call for Proposals for Factory: #ChallengeMyCity – Madrid, Challenge A: Logistics hub for green last-mile delivery