Back to Top

Webinar: urban consolidation centers: UK Experience - 6 May - 17.00 CET

Author: Ivo Cré
Posted on: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:02

The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (CoE-SUFS) is pleased to announce the fifth of its Peer-to-Peer Exchange Program Webinar Series.
The Peer-to-Peer Exchange Program is designed to share global best practice cases and real world examples of sustainable urban freight systems. This program is open to anyone with a professional or a personal interest in freight transportation issues.

Over the past 10 years a number of urban consolidations centers have been introduced in the UK. They cover a range of industries sectors including: construction, retail, airports and the public sector. While not all have been successful there are a number that have thrived and continue to operate. Currently, there is a high level of interest in further opportunities to consolidate deliveries for cities in the UK. The scope to increase the use of clean vehicles (particularly electric vehicles) as part of any UCC implementation is also receiving considerable attention.
Professor Michael Browne (University of Westminster) will review past experience, discuss the impacts and performance of UCCs and identify the underlying factors influencing success and consider the wider influences in terms of vehicle type and use.
At the end, Professor Holguín-Veras will provide a summary of the chief lessons provided by the Japanese, Dutch, and UK experience with UCCs. In doing so, he will highlight success and failure factors and discuss the potential role of UCCs as part of a holistic strategy towards sustainable urban freight systems.
Speakers: Michael Browne (University of Westminster) and Jose Holguin-Veras (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) 

To register now, please visit the following link:
https://sufs.adobeconnect.com/ucc_uk_exp/event/registration.html
To know more about the event, please visit our website: www.coe-sufs.org

Add comment

Log in or register to post comments

News Search

Latest Events

11/02/2019 to 13/02/2019
Do you want to know more on (e-)public transport, explore how to better connect with neighbourhoods,...
08/05/2019 to 10/05/2019
Antwerp's main transport aims are to integrate its port into the city's transport network, improve i...
22/05/2019 to 24/05/2019
Cities are key to the sustainable future of our planet and great changes are necessary to address cl...
22/05/2019 to 24/05/2019
The 2019 Summit on "Transport Connectivity for Regional Integration" will be held from 22 to 24 May...
29/05/2019 to 31/05/2019
The 23rd edition of the European Conference on Mobility Management (ECOMM) will be held in Edinburgh...