Miebach Consulting participates in urban logistics project with European Union
The ULaaDS (Urban Logistics as an on-Demand Service) project, financed by the European Commission and launched in early September, proposes a new approach for more innovative solutions in urban logistics. It aims to develop sustainable and livable cities by relocating logistics activities and reconfiguring the flow of goods at different scales, allowing local people and businesses to easily use alternative methods of purchase and delivery.
The consortium responsible for this project is composed of 24 partners of different nature: municipal entities, research centers, start-ups, logistics operators, and professional associations. Miebach Consulting is participating as a consulting company.
The objective of ULaaDS is to demonstrate and evaluate a comprehensive combination of innovative logistics solutions (vehicles, equipment, and infrastructure), new frameworks for horizontal collaboration (driven by the collaborative economy) and tactical urban planning interventions as catalysts for systemic change in the infrastructure of urban and peri-urban services.
Five new urban logistics business models and schemes will be developed, with the following preliminary ideas having been defined for the time being: last mile in cargo bicycles carrying pallet-sized containers, use of the infrastructure and public transport network for the distribution of goods, and the use of urban goods distribution platforms. The pilots will be carried out in three cities: Bremen (Germany), Mechelen (Belgium), Groningen (Netherlands) but the project will be replicated in four other satellite cities: Alba Iulia (Romania), Bergen (Norway), Edinburgh (Scotland) and Rome (Italy).
The role of Miebach Consulting is to analyze the results of the pilots and to elaborate the business case in order to make these sustainable and flexible distribution solutions an attractive alternative in terms of cost, service, and time requirements for companies and logistics operators.
This project financed by the European Commission will provide a new basis to support the re-planning of urban logistics, aligning industrial, commercial, and governmental needs. This will create favorable conditions for the private sector to adopt sustainable principles dedicated to urban logistics, while increasing the adaptive capacity of cities to respond to changing needs. The results of the project will lead to open decision support tools and systems.
More information about the project: Pank Bedaux (firstname.lastname@example.org)
About ULaaDS: https://civitas.eu/news/new-ulaads-project-deliver-solutions-urban-logistics-demand-economy
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