When it comes to Urban Freight Transport (UFT), many different stakeholder demands need to be fulfilled:

  • Logistics service providers want to operate smoothly and efficiently without external restrictions;
  • Local businesses require on-time deliveries to ensure a complete assortment or functioning production processes;
  • Citizens expect to benefit from on-demand goods access while not being disturbed by UFT processes;
  • Local authorities have to harmonise these requirements while handling negative externalities like congestion, air pollution and noise pollution, or even safety.

The key problem here is the limited space and time to satisfy the different needs of these stakeholders.

However, there is a way we can better understand, optimise and plan Urban Freight Transport processes, by using one of the key resources of our time: data.

Read more about data-driven decision support tools for UFT planning in the latest ULaaDS(link is external) insight from Philipp-Sebastian Müller, Daniela Kirsch, & Sandra Jankowski (Fraunhofer IML), and Nacho Sarrió Mercadé & Lorena Axinte (Bax & Company) here

Source: Eltis