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Pedalling Towards Change: The Case for Cargo Bikes in City Logistics

Cargo bikes and trikes are fast, flexible, they offer large storage capacity, and on top of all that, they produce zero tailpipe emissions. In other words, cargo bikes are the perfect fit for deliveries...

Jacqueline O’Donovan – London’s Only Female MD in the Waste Sector

Female Skills That Make a Good Leader Interview with Jacqueline O’Donovan, Managing Director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal. Under her steer, the waste management business has gone from strength to strength and has 185 employees and a turnover of over...

“Truck or Trike?” – How a Vancouver Co-Op Challenges the Status Quo of Last Mile Delivery

In the highly competitive logistics business environment, Shift Delivery is taking delivery trucks off, and cargo trikes onto Vancouver’s streets. All by putting community over profit. Here’s what it means to deliver goods the...

City Logistics: Hub or No Hub?

Walther Ploos van Amstel is lecturer for city logistics at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA). The article was originally published on his website www.waltherploosvanamstel.nl Countless books and articles have been written about urban distribution...

How to Make Last Mile Deliveries More Efficient (and Green): The Challenge

It’s a simple equation: A growing number of people living in cities plus a growing e-commerce sector plus a growing parcel volume equals traffic collapse, right? Well, maybe. But maybe not! We show how...

How to Deliver Goods via a Micro Hub: Insights from a Package Delivery Company

“We don’t need another empirical study on micro hubs. We have run enough trials – now is the time to act.” Rainer Kiehl, Project Manager for City Logistics at UPS Hamburg, is convinced that...

How to Consolidate for Last Mile – Learnings from a Small Dutch City

„Everybody was complaining, but nobody was working on a solution”, as former Inner-City Manager of the City of Nijmegen, Birgit Hendriks was never planning to get into logistics. And yet, that is what she...

Think Outside the Box – How to Co-Use Public Transport Facilities for City Logistics

Setting up micro hubs is a promising approach to last-mile delivery. Yet, what is often missing is a suitable space in city centres. Using public transport facilities such as a bus garage or tram...

Ömer Arslan – CityChanger With a Forklift

Ömer Arslan is Director of Operations at Bouwhub Amsterdam, Amsterdam’s first for profit construction consolidation centre. Find out how he turned a forklift on a piece of land into a fully fledged construction logistics...

How Two Bold Decisions Helped Stockholm Save Emissions and Money

Construction consolidation centres are tools for city administrations to reach emission targets through cutting back on the most polluting traffic: heavy goods vehicles. Stockholm’s Fredrik Bergman implemented Sweden’s largest CCC, the Bygglogistikcenter, which serves...

How to Cut Back on Construction Traffic: The Challenge

European construction activities are predicted to grow by 3% per year. Housing, office and retail space need to be built and refurbished, roads must be repaired, resealed or dug up to renew pipes, or...