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Energy efficient and CO2-free Urban Freight Logistics

Applicant Ruesch Martin
Number 153671
Funding scheme NRP 71 Managing Energy Consumption
Research institution Rapp Trans AG Verkehrs- und Transportberatung
Institution of higher education Companies/ Private Industry - FP
Main discipline Civil Engineering
Start/End 01.10.2014 - 31.05.2018
Approved amount 379'995.00
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All Disciplines (6)

Discipline
Civil Engineering
Other disciplines of Environmental Sciences
Political science
Science of management
Economics
Climatology. Atmospherical Chemistry, Aeronomy

Keywords (8)

Green House Gas Emissions; Urban Freight Logistics; Urban Freight Transport; City Logistics; Energy Efficiency; Energy Consumption; Vision; Scenarios

Lay Summary (German)

Lead
Die urbane Logistik ist essentiell für die Versorgung der Wirtschaft und Bewohner mit Gütern und Dienstleistungen und hat eine ähnlich grosse Bedeutung wie die Energie- oder Wasserversorgung.Die urbane Logistik, welche heute durch den Strassengüterverkehr dominiert wird, gewinnt an Bedeutung in Bezug auf negative Umweltwirkungen und den Energieverbrauch. Trends wie E-Commerce (inkl. Heimlieferdienste), Reduktion der Lagerhaltung mit kleineren Sendunggrössen und steigenden Lieferhäufigkeiten sowie der "logistics sprawl" (Verdrängung von Logistiknutzungen aus den urbanen Zentren) führen zu einer Erhöhung der Güterverkehrsintensität und in einer Erhöhung des Energieverbrauchs pro Tonnenkilometer und Sendung. Es ist eine grosse Herausforderung den Energieverbrauch, die Treibhausgasemissionen und den Verbrauch von nicht erneuerbaren Energien im in der urbanen Logistik zu reduzieren.
Lay summary

Mit dem Projekt sollen folgende Ziele erreicht werden:

• Identifizierung der Lieferstrukturen und Charakteristiken in urbanen Gebieten mit ihren Auswirkungen auf den Energieverbrauch und CO2-Emissionen

• Identifizierung von Trends und Treibern der Entwicklung des städtischen Güterverkehrs  sowie des Energieverbrauchs und der CO2-Emissionen

 • Entwicklung von drei Szenarien und ihrer Auswirkungen auf den Energieverbrauch; Herleitung der Probleme und Herausforderungen sowie der Anforderungen an eine energieeffiziente und CO2-freie Stadtlogistik

• Identifizierung und Evaluation von Lösungen mit grossem Potential zur Erhöhung der Transporteffizienz, zur Reduktion des Energieverbrauchs und CO2-Freiheit
 
• Entwicklung einer Vision 2050 für eine energieeffiziente und CO2-freie urban Logistik
 
• Entwicklung eines Aktionsplan für eine CO2-freie und energieeffiziente urbane Logistik welche bis 2050 erreicht werden soll
 
• Erarbeitung eines Handbuchs wie man eine CO2-freie Stadtlogistik bis zum Jahr 2050 erreichen kann.

Innovative Lösungsansätze der urbanen Logistik können  wesentlich dazu beitragen, den Energieverbrauch des Güterverkehrs ins urbanen Gebieten substantiell zu senken. Solche Ansätze werden im Rahmen von drei Fallstudien für die Räume Basel. Luzern und Züric vertieft.

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Lay Summary (French)

Lead
La logistique urbaine est essentielle pour l'approvisionnement en biens et services des habitants et de l’économie. Son importance est comparable à celle de l’approvisionnement en eau et énergie.La logistique urbaine est aujourd’hui dominée par le transport de marchandises sur route et l’importance de son impact négatif sur l’environnement et sur la consommation d’énergie est croissante. Avec le commerce électronique (y inclus les systèmes de livraison à domicile) qui tend à s'accroître, des envois toujours plus petits et plus fréquents (réduction du stockage) et le phénomène du «logistics sprawl» (l’exclusion des activités logistiques des centres urbaines), l’intensité du transport des marchandises augmente et avec elle augmente la consommation d’énergie par ton-kilomètre et par envoi. La diminution de la consommation énergétique, des émissions de gaz à effet de serre et de l’utilisation des formes d’énergie non renouvelables représente un défi remarquable.
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Dans le cadre de ce projet les objectifs suivants sont envisagés :

  • Identifier les structures et les caractéristiques de l'approvisionnement en biens et services des centres urbaines et en déterminer l’impact sur la consommation d’énergie et l’émission de CO2
  • Reconnaître les tendances et les facteurs qui sont à la base du développement du transport de marchandises dans les centres urbaines et des émissions de CO2
  • Développer trois scénarios et en analyser les possibles conséquences ; dériver les problématiques et les exigences relatives à une logistique urbaine à zéro émission de CO2
  • Identifier et évaluer des solutions à gros potentiel pour l’amélioration de l’efficience des transports, la réduction des émissions ainsi que de la consommation énergétique
  • Développer une vision pour l’année 2015 concernant une logistique urbaine à zéro émissions de CO2 et énergétiquement efficient
  • Mettre à point un plan d’action réalisable d’ici 2050 pour une logistique urbaine à zéro émissions de CO2 et énergétiquement efficient
  • Élaborer un manuel d’explication sur la réalisation d’une logistique urbaine à zéro émissions de CO2 d’ici 2050

Des approches innovatrices dans le domaine de la logistique urbaine peuvent contribuer de façon déterminante à la réduction de la consommation énergétique du transport des marchandises dans les centres urbaines. Les approches seront approfondies grâce à des exemples concernant les régions de Bâle, Lucerne et Zurich.

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Lay Summary (Italian)

Lead
La logistica urbana è essenziale per rifornire economia e abitanti di beni e servizi. La sua importanza è paragonabile a quella dell’approvvigionamento idrico ed energetico.La logistica urbana è oggi dominata dal trasporto merci su strada. La sua importanza per quel che riguarda impatto negativo sull’ambiente e consumo di energia è crescente. L’affermarsi di tendenze quali l’e-commerce (inclusi i servizi di consegna a domicilio), le spedizioni sempre più piccole e sempre più frequenti (diminuzione dello stoccaggio) così come il fenomeno del logistics sprawl (ossia il dislocamento delle attività logistiche fuori dai centri urbani) portano all’aumento dell’intensità del trasporto merci e alla crescita del consumo energetico per tonnellate-chilometro e spedizione. La diminuzione del consumo energetico, delle emissioni di gas serra e dell’uso di energie non rinnovabili nella logistica urbana rappresenta una grande sfida.
Lay summary

Con questo progetto si vogliono raggiungere i seguenti obiettivi:

  • Identificare le strutture e le caratteristiche di approvvigionamento nelle aree urbane e determinarne l’impatto sul consumo di energia e le emissioni di CO2
  • Riconoscere tendenze e fattori che stanno alla base dello sviluppo del trasporto merci in aree urbane, così come del consumo di energia e delle emissioni di CO2
  • Sviluppare tre scenari e analizzarne le possibili ripercussioni; derivare le problematiche e le esigenze di una logistica urbana priva di emissioni di CO2
  • Individuare e valutare soluzioni dal grosso potenziale per il miglioramento dell’efficienza dei trasporti, la riduzione delle emissioni e del consumo energetico
  • Sviluppare una visione 2015 per una logistica urbana a zero emissioni di CO2 ed efficiente dal punto di vista energetico
  • Mettere a punto un piano d’azione realizzabile entro il 2050 per una logistica urbana a zero emissioni di CO2 ed efficiente dal punto di vista energetico
  • Elaborare un manuale che delucidi come ottenere una logistica urbana a zero emissioni di CO2 entro l’anno 2050

Approcci innovativi nel campo della logistica possono contribuire in maniera determinante a ridurre il consumo energetico del trasporto merci nelle aree urbane. Gli approcci saranno approfonditi grazie allo studio di casi specifici riferiti alle regioni di Basilea, Lucerna e Zurigo.

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Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Employees

Publications

Publication
A 2050 Vision for Energy efficient and CO2-free Urban Logistics
Ruesch Martin, Bohne Simon, Schmid Thomas, Hegi Philipp, Haefeli Ueli, Arnold Tobias, Fumasoli Tobias (2018), A 2050 Vision for Energy efficient and CO2-free Urban Logistics, in City Logistics X, ISTE, Grossbritannien.
A 2050 Vision for Energy efficient and CO2-free Urban Logistics
Ruesch Martin, Bohne Simon, Schmid Thomas, Hegi Philipp, Haefeli Ueli, Arnold Tobias, Fumasoli Tobias (2018), A 2050 Vision for Energy efficient and CO2-free Urban Logistics, in Proceedings of 7th Transport Research Arena TRA 2018, April 16-19, 2018, Vienna, Austria, ViennaTRA, Brüssel.
Trends und Massnahmen in der urbanen Logistik – Ergenisse einer Online-Befragung
Haefeli Ueli, Arnold Tobias, Matti Daniel, Ruesch Martin, Bohne Simon, Schmid Thomas, Bruckmann Dirk (2017), Trends und Massnahmen in der urbanen Logistik – Ergenisse einer Online-Befragung, in Bieger Thomas, Lässer Christian, Maggi Rico (ed.), Universität St. Gallen, St. Gallen, 23-44.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Shipper, logistics and transport associations Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration
Cantons and Cities / SSV Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Institute for City Logistics, Prof. Dr. Eiichi Taniguchi Japan (Asia)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
National Government Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration
ETH Zürich SCCER Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
Transport Research Arena 2018 Poster A 2050 vision for energy efficient and CO2-free urban logistics 16.04.2018 Wien, Austria Ruesch Martin;
SVI Forschungstagung 2017 Talk given at a conference Energieeffiziente und CO2-freie urbane Logistik 21.09.2017 Olten, Switzerland Arnold Tobias;
City Logistics Conference 2017 Talk given at a conference A 2050 Vision for energy efficient and CO2-free urban logistics 14.06.2017 Phuket Island, Thailand Ruesch Martin;
Transport Research Arena 2016 Poster Challenges and Good Practices in urban freight transport 18.04.2016 Warschau, Poland Ruesch Martin;
World Road Congress 2015 Poster Challenges and Good Practices in Urban Freight in Europe 02.11.2015 Seoul, Korean Republic (South Korea) Ruesch Martin;
World Road Congress 2015 Individual talk Challenges and Good Practices in Urban Freight in Europe 02.11.2015 Seoul, Korean Republic (South Korea) Ruesch Martin;
City Logistics Conference 2015 Individual talk Freight Transport with Vans: Developments and Measures 17.06.2015 Teneriffa, Spain Ruesch Martin;


Knowledge transfer events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Date Place Persons involved
City Logistik / Logistik Leiter Club des GS1 Talk 27.10.2017 Zürich, Switzerland Ruesch Martin;
4. Begleitgruppensitzung des Projekts "Energieeffiziente und CO2-freie urbane Logistik" Workshop 24.10.2017 Zürich, Switzerland Arnold Tobias; Bruckmann Dirk; Haefeli Ueli; Fumasoli Tobias Massimo; Schmid Thomas; Ruesch Martin;
SNF NFP71/Volteface Workshop Poster 30.05.2017 Bern, Switzerland Ruesch Martin;
International seminar on logistics and roads Talk 27.03.2017 Mexico City, Mexico Ruesch Martin;
3. Begleitruppensitzung des Projekts "Energieeffiziente und CO2-freie urbane Logistik" Workshop 16.03.2017 Zürich, Switzerland Fumasoli Tobias Massimo; Haefeli Ueli; Ruesch Martin; Schmid Thomas;
PIARC Workshop on Multimodal policies and sustainable, safe and energy efficient road freight transport Talk 07.11.2016 Foz de Iguacu, Brazil Ruesch Martin;
SNF NFP70/71 Workshop der Modulprojekte zur Mobilität Workshop 27.10.2016 Neuenburg, Switzerland Ruesch Martin; Haefeli Ueli;
2. Begleitgruppensitzung des Projekts "Energieeffiziente und CO2-freie urbane Logistik" Workshop 24.05.2016 Zürich, Switzerland Matti Daniel; Haefeli Ueli; Ruesch Martin; Schmid Thomas;
1. Begleitgruppensitzung des Projektes "Energieefiziente und CO2-freie urbane Logistik" Workshop 26.08.2015 Zürich, Switzerland Ruesch Martin; Schmid Thomas; Fumasoli Tobias Massimo; Haefeli Ueli;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
Informationsaustausch urbane Logistik mit der ZHAW/INE 11.04.2016 Zürich, Switzerland

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Media relations: print media, online media Intelligente urbane Logistik Zeitschrift der Schweiz. Energiestiftung German-speaking Switzerland 2018
Media relations: print media, online media Keine Utopie: Energieeffiziente und CO2-freie urbane Logistik VSS Zeitschrift Strasse und Vekehr Italian-speaking Switzerland Western Switzerland German-speaking Switzerland 2018
Media relations: print media, online media Stadtlogistik: mehr Güter, weniger Energie German-speaking Switzerland 2018

Abstract

Urban freight logistics which is dominated by road freight transport is gaining importance regarding environmental impact and use of energy ressources. Trends as E-Commerce (including home delivery), reduction of storage with smaller consignments and increasing number of deliveries and „logistics sprawl“ (displacement of logistics facilities out of urban areas) lead to an increase in freight intensity and in an increase in energy consumption per tonnekilometre and consignment. The main objectives of the project are:• To identify the state of the art and key characteristcs in urban freight logistics and energy consumption• To identify trends and drivers of change in urban freight logisticsand energy consumption• To develop Scenarios 2050 and their impact on the energy consumption, assessment of problems and challenges, requirements for energy efficient urban freight logistics• To identify and evaluate energy efficient and CO2-free urban freight logistics solutions• To develop a Vision 2050 for energy efficient and CO2-free urban freight logistics• To develop an action Plan for CO2-free and energy efficient urban freight logistics solutions• To summarise the main results in a guidebook with key findings and recommendationsBesides literature review the methodologies used include data analysis (freight transport and logistics data), on line surveys eith public and private sector, in-depth interviews, case studies for metropolitan areas, forecasting and scenario building, impact analysis (energy use and emissions calculations, WTW approach), backcasting (to develop the vision) and expert workshops for the verification of the results.Approaches to make urban freight logistics more efficient and to reduce the energy consumption will contribute to the realisation of the energy strategy. Such approaches include logistical approaches (bundling, transport optimisation, etc.), cooperational approaches (cooperation between logistics service providers, cooperation between private actors/authorities, certification, reduction of delivery intervals etc.), technological approaches (use of ICT and ITS, alternative engines, alternative fuels, cargo bikes, cargo trams, traffic management) and regulatory approaches (Access conditions, schemes for loading and unloading zones, better land use planning for logistics activities, efficiency dependent access.The project is dealing with the market segment transport and mobility of goods covering the modules society, economy and policy. Within the project the potential of a more efficient use of energy, of the substitution of not renewable energy resources and of the reduction of requirements (Suffizienz) will be estimated and evaluated. It is expected that the optimisation of urban freight logistics can lead to a substantial reduction of energy consumtpion and the use of not renewable energy sources.
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