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