City Logistics in medium-sized Scandinavian Cities: The Potential of Collaborative Logistics

Authors: Kristian Hegner Reinau*, Aalborg University, Sergey Tsiulin, Aalborg University
Topics: Transportation Geography, Economic Geography
Keywords: Collaborative Logistics, City Logistics, Freight Transport
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM
Room: Roosevelt 0, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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Cities across Europe face significant challenges in relation to urban freight transport. The economic development in recent years have boosted economic activities in city centers demanding increased freight transport. At the same time, cities are experiencing increasing congestion issues. Further, initiatives to minimize traffic in city centers has made these even less accessible for trucks. This article analyzes, using data on freight transport in a larger Danish City, Aalborg, how collaborative logistics solutions and consolidation of freight between competing logistics providers can optimize urban freight transport and minimize the negative impacts on the city. Data for the analysis is provided by large logistics companies and the analysis explores how collaboration and consolidation can minimize the number of trucks entering the city center while securing an efficient delivery of freight to the city center.

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