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R!sult (Responsive Sustainable Urban Logistics)

Local authorities are trying to maintain the liveability in the city centres. Cities in Flanders are growing and traffic congestion is a continuously growing problem. The increasing number of deliveries can been seen as one of the causes.  In the project ‘R!sult” VIL is researching an integrated solution for city deliveries.

status: Running | theme: Digitalization, Durability, Sustainability | type: Regional

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.

Specific activities

  • Working out a needs analysis of those involved and making an inventory of the current and future means a city can use, like transportation modes, IT, technology, infrastructure, etc.
  • To identify best practices, with emphasis on succesful business models and attention to recent and running European initiatives.
  • To work out a model for a logistic city network.
  • To identify possible business models, applied to a pilot city.
  • To start a pilot project in one city, in which several scenarios are being tested.
  • To adjust and optimize the scenarios.
  • To build a generic logistic model that can be used for multiple cities.
  • To create a roadmap to organize an optimal urban logistics, based on the learning process of the pilot scenarios.

Practical details

Start: september 2018 Total lead time: 28 maanden Participating companies Twentyfour companies and six cities: City of  Antwerp, ACP, ASX-Ibeco, BD Myshopi, Beedrop, BME, City of Bruges, Cargo Velo, Colruyt, Geosquare, DHL International, Etheclo, Futurelab (bpost), City of Ghent, GLS, Goodman, City of Mechelen, Montea, OOVelo (Fietskoerier De Nil), PostNL, Proximus, City of Sint-Niklaas, City of Sint-Truiden, Smartship, Stint Urban Mobility, Tengu, Trimble, WDP, Weerts Supply Chain en Zetes.      

Advisory group

VIL can count on the support of MOW and VVSG (Vereniging van Vlaamse Steden en Gemeenten).
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