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City logistics: Hub or no hub?

Countless books and articles have been written about urban distribution centers, logistics decoupling points, city hubs and urban consolidation centers. Every self-respecting European city has been the scene of such initiatives – the one more successful than the other, but all highly subsidized in any case. What can we learn from those initiatives? The best [...]

Walther Ploos van Amstel appointed lector City Logistics in Amsterdam

The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Amsterdam) appoints Walther Ploos van Amstel by September 1, 2014 as lector City Logistics. The task of the lector City Logistics is to contribute to solutions in urban freight and city logistics and to disseminate this knowledge.

Smart urban distribution starts with smarter purchasing

Amsterdam’s largest employers include its universities (VU University Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences), healthcare provider Cordaan, the city of Amsterdam and the police department. Their degree courses, departments and services are spread across hundreds of locations throughout the city.

Facilitating goods logistics in the urban environment

The congestion in our city centers and residential neighborhoods is only getting worse. More deliveries from web stores, especially in the hours when we consumers are at home, means more trucks and delivery vans driving around.

We should never have closed our post offices

The congestion in our city centers and residential neighborhoods is only getting worse. More deliveries from web stores, especially in the hours when we consumers are at home, means more trucks and delivery vans driving around.

Urban distribution and transport on own account: need for level playing field

Inner cities and residential areas are becoming increasingly congested. Urban logistics must be made cleaner, quieter, safer and preferably unseen. A lot of gains could still be made in respect of traffic to building sites, food service and consumers, and waste flows from cities.