This year, we will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Suez Canal, which opened in November 1869. Construction took about 10 years, and even before it opened it became pparent that the Mediterranean Sea would get a huge locational advantage. The government of the then Austro-Hungarian Empire subsequently sent out one expedition before the opening of the canal. It was one of the last expeditions around the world by a sailing ship and became famous (at least in the German speaking parts of Europe) as the “Novara expedition”. With approximately… Read More »Classic text: Trieste and the Far East – a historical perspective
The EURO Mini Conference on “Advances in Freight Transportation and Logistics” was held in Padova, Italy, in March 2018, organised by the Transportation Engineering Laboratory of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering – University of Padova, under the patronage of the EURO Working Group on Transportation (EWGT) and the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO). The event was hosted within the “Green Logistics Expo”, an international event hosted by Padova Fiere S.p.a. and conceived by Interporto Padova S.p.a. The proceedings are available as an Elsevier Open Access… Read More »Reading Proceedings of EURO Mini Conference on “Advances in Freight Transportation and Logistics”
Usability of cargo bikes was demonstrated in Stuttgart on an event held by the Baden-Württemberg State Ministry of Transport. In the ongoing debate, we usually find cargo bikes mentioned when it comes to inner city parcel deliveries. But there also is a program in place in Baden-Württemberg to support families that replace their cars by electric cargo bikes. Furthermore, for most of the past 100 years special bicycles have seen commercial use across the world, be it as rickshaws, transport tricicles, baker’s bikes or mobile ice cream vendors. With e-mobility,… Read More »Cargo bikes: Beyond parcel delivery
The quest for electrification of goods traffic among other things has caused establishing of several test routes with overhead wire for heavy trucks. However, not the whole industry views this as the best way to make truck transport more ecologically friendly. In Germany alone, three test routes on public roads are equipped with overhead wire: A section of the Autobahn Lübeck-Hamburg close to Lübeck, a section of Autobahn south of Frankfurt, and a section of federal highway („Bundesstraße“) in the Black Forest. All three sections are in lo-cations that serve… Read More »Trolley Truck controversy: Additional system creating too much overhead?
Dear members and friends of the Open ENLoCC network In this spring edition of the Review, the handling of goods in urban areas is once again a major topic. Not only “Inner City Logistics”, but also freight transport in greater urban regions, will be addressed. We will also guide you into the state of the art in local and regional planning dealing with these logistics issues! On urban freight transport we present a major overview on soft sustainable transport policies and measures implemented in European cities in a study made… Read More »European Review of Regional Logistics / 2-2019 (April)
Left to right: Delegation member, Delegation member, Kris Peeters (Deputy Prime Minister), Charles Michel (Prime Minister of Belgium), Pierre-Yves Jeholet (Walloon Minis-ter of Economy), José Happart (Chair-man of Liege Airport), Luc Partoune (CEO of Liege Airport), Michel Kempeneers (COO of AWEX, the Walloon Export Agency).
Dear members and friends of the Open ENLoCC network In this issue we have two big topics. One is the handling of goods in urban environments, also known as city logistics. This is much more than just downtown parcel delivery, but always a big regional logistics issue. Several congresses deal with the topic, many projects, and we also publish a manifesto by Ian Wainwright from London, who among other things played an important role in handling goods logistics issues during the London Olympic Games. Also, utilizing the third dimension may… Read More »European Review of Regional Logistics / 1-2019 (January)
On October 23 and 24, the members of the Open ENLoCC network met at an extraordinary General Assembly in Stuttgart at member Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart GmbH (WRS). The deliberations resulted in a unanimous decision to go for a registration as a non-profit association under Belgian law. The assembly welcomed two new network members: TØI from Oslo (Norway) and LCA-Süd from Fürnitz (Austria).