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EU Urban Mobility Observatory
31 January 2022

What's in store for sustainable last-mile logistics? A new report from the ULaaDS project

  • Urban freight/city logistics
  • Netherlands
Resource type
  • Video

First published on 31 January 2022. 

ULaaDS (Urban Logistics as an on-Demand Service) sets out to offer a new approach to system innovation in urban logistics. Its vision is to develop sustainable and liveable cities through re-localisation of logistics activities and reconfiguration of freight flows at different scales.

Three municipalities committed to zero emissions city logistics – Bremen, Mechelen and Groningen – have joined forces with logistics stakeholders and leading academic institutions to accelerate the deployment of innovative, feasible and shared zero-emissions solutions, addressing the challenges generated by the rise of the on-demand economy in urban logistics.

A new report has been published, providing an overview of the most relevant trends and developments that are likely to shape the industry in the 15 years to come. It covers developments in mobility, technology, accessibility, cooperation between stakeholders, data and the role of our local authorities.

In this video, ULaaDS researchers Paul Plazier and Ward Rauws (University of Groningen) discuss how they have interviewed policymakers, residents, businesses, logistical operators, and experts about their views on the future of last-mile city logistics.

To view the whole report, check it out on the ULaaDS website here.