Urban freight transportation: Challenges, failure, and successes

Goos Kant, H. Quak, Rene Peeters, T. Woensel van

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In this paper, we present the challenges, failures and successes on urban freight transportation. We first identify the various involved stakeholders with their interests. Then we evaluate a large number of urban freight transport initiatives and identify lessons learned, which are distinguished in policy, logistics and technology based views. Further, we present a vision for urban freight transportation, which is not only based on the lessons learned, but also on actual market research reports and recent findings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLogistics and Supply Chain Innovation
Subtitle of host publicationBridging the Gap between Theory and Practice
EditorsH. Zijm, M. Klumpp, U. Clausen, M. Ten Hompel
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
PublisherSpringer International
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783319222875
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Logistics
ISSN (Print)2194-8917


  • Urban freight transportation
  • Lessons learned
  • Success
  • Vision


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