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SULPiTER Project: Results and recommendations

This May, the SULPiTER project was finalized, with seven regional logistics plans in seven European regions, as well as with a set of recommenda-tions.  The SULPiTER project was 1st place winner of LOW CARBON LOGISTICS AWARD 2018 in the category “NGO Project of the Year”! LOW CARBON LOGISTICS AWARD 2018 aimed to search for “Agents of Change” which are environmentally, socially and economically conscious of future logistics challenges and opportunities and develop long-term, low-carbon, innova-tive and value adding investment strategies and partnerships. The inter-national jury, composed of experts with both… Read More »SULPiTER Project: Results and recommendations

Guide for Sustainable Urban Logistic Plans (SULPs)

The excerpt below is from the SULP draft, prepared specifically for the sixth annual SUMP Conference in Groningen, 17-18 June 2019. The final version will be published at the CIVITAS Forum Conference in Graz, 2 – 4 October 2019. The full text comes with recommendations and checklists.  Principles  The 8 SUMP principles in the context of ‘a Sustainable Urban Logistics Plan’:  Plan for sustainable mobility in the ‘functional city’.  Develop a long-term vision and a clear implementation plan.  Assess current and future performance.  Develop all transport modes in an integrated… Read More »Guide for Sustainable Urban Logistic Plans (SULPs)

6th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs)

The 6th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans took place on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 June 2019 in Groningen, The Neth-erlands. The focus of the conference was on providing support to sus-tainable and active cities within the SUMP context, i.e. how to make cit-ies more walkable and cycle-friendly.  Guidelines for SUMPs updated  The European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans is Europe’s leading annual event for all those involved in putting the SUMP concept into practice. It serves as a forum for policy makers, local authorities, ur-ban transport… Read More »6th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs)

Classic text: Trieste and the Far East – a historical perspective

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

Reading Proceedings of EURO Mini Conference on “Advances in Freight Transportation and Logistics”

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”

Cargo bikes: Beyond parcel delivery

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

Trolley Truck controversy: Additional system creating too much overhead?

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?

European Review of Regional Logistics / 2-2019 (April)

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)

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Topical Collection on accommodating urban freight in city planning

Belgium becomes main gateway for Chinese logistics and crossborder e-commerce companies

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).