The goal of this project is to work out and validate a versatile generic logistic concept of ideal city deliveries. Important aspects are smart usage and combination of logistic modes and to provide and utilize storage and cross-dock capacity (micro warehouses) in the city.
VIL wants to work out a model for sustainable as well as economic city logistics, that is beneficial to all stakeholders (producers, cities, logistic service providers, traders and citizens). To accomplish this it is important to keep in mind the use of the right transportation modes and their most favourable combinations, the capacity per mode, ideal routes, storage, cross-dock capacity and the impact on costs and environment.
The accumulated knowledge, the model and teh roadmap provide opportunities for all inductrial companies involved (shippers, logistic service providers) and the possibility to optimize the supply chains and to build innovative services concerning city logistics.
This project is to become a cradle for those involved to organize the distribution of goods in a city environment in an efficient, sustainable and socially responsable way. The model will support the SULP’s (Sustainable Urban Logistics Plans) in which cities, logistic service providers and producers set the scene of urban logistics. VIL aims to apply the model in multiple cities or municipalities.
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