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Sustainable solutions for urban freight transport and logistics: An analysis of urban consolidation centres

Paddeu, Daniela

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V Zeimpekis
Editor

E Aktas
Editor

M Bourlakis
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I Minis
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Abstract

Despite its key role for the economic vitality of a city, urban freight transport is responsible for negative externalities that affect our lives. In fact, it is a major contributor to climate change and global warming. Also, it causes increasing gas emissions, congestion, noise and traffic safety issues.
Drawing on the successful experience of the Bristol-Bath Freight Consolidation Centre, which has been serving the city centre of Bristol since 2002 and started covering Bath in 2012, this study analyses benefits provided by an Urban Consolidation Centre (UCC). Based on a case study analysis, it aims to identify the key successes of a UCC scheme by focusing on the stakeholders’ perspective. An analysis of the benefits coming from the sustainability scheme, such as polluting emissions reduction rates, is also provided.

Publication Date Apr 21, 2018
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 63
Pages 121-137
Series Title Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series
Book Title Sustainable Freight Transport - Theory, Models and Case Studies
ISBN 9783319629162
APA6 Citation Paddeu, D. (2018). Sustainable solutions for urban freight transport and logistics: An analysis of urban consolidation centres. In V. Zeimpekis, E. Aktas, M. Bourlakis, & I. Minis (Eds.), Sustainable Freight Transport - Theory, Models and Case Studies, 121-137. Springer
Keywords city logistics, Urban freight Consolidation Centre (UCC)
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62917-9_8
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