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Cleaner city logistics starts with procurement

Local government is one of the largest employers in the Netherlands, with departments and services across hundreds of sites in a municipality. Every day, these sites are supplied with printer paper, catering, maintenance products, cleaning items, paving and much, much more.

Can we improve citylogistics to HoReCa? No!

One out of every three trucks and vans in city centers is going to hotels, bars and restaurants (HoReCa). Premium hotels are six or seven times more likely than shops to have a delivery truck parked outside. Two of Amsterdam’s premium hotels wondered if something couldn’t be done to change that. As it turns out, [...]

Smarter and cleaner urban freight, now!

My street is in the top 10, but that’s no cause for celebration. We rank eighth among the most polluted streets in the Netherlands. Exhaust fumes from diesel engines are carcinogenic. The poor air quality in Amsterdam takes a year off the lives of its citizens. I’m concerned.

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.

Will Uber be the new DHL?

With urbanization, cities worldwide grow fast. Changing consumer behavior is leading to new requirement in final delivery. Local distribution will be more frequent, faster, just-in-time and much more complicated. Smarter cities sharing open data, and better software capabilities, create possibilities for innovation in parcel delivery services.

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.