Urban Logistics Projects shined at TRA2024 in Dublin

Monday, April 22nd, 2024

Several research and innovation projects on urban logistics funded by Horizon Europe and Horizon 2020 gathered together at TRA2024 in Dublin, Ireland. A special session, titled ‘Innovation in Urban Logistics: Public and Private Sectors Thriving Together’, was held on 16th April at 9:45 – 11:00. The session invited representatives from the URBANE, DISCO, SENATOR, UNCHAIN, DECARBOMILE, GREEN-LOG, and LEAD project.

Key takeaways from the session are:

  • Innovation has brought significant changes in urban logistics, and urban mobility as well city life overall;
  • Implementing innovative urban logistics solutions can play a key role in achieving climate action goals of European cities;
  • collaboration between public and private sectors is key to deliver expected impacts from those innovative solutions;
  • Increased use of light logistics vehicles and cargo bikes require micro-hubs in city centre areas;
  • Where to locate micro-hubs and lockers will require re-thinking of use of urban space.

The session was moderated by Octavia Stepan, CINEA, with a short overview of revolutions of urban logistics innovation projects (Urban Logistics_Project_Oerview from FP5 to H2020) and with Speakers:

  • Paola Cossu, CEO of FIT Consulting & co-chair of ALICE Urban Logistics Group, Coordinator of DISCO (DISCO presentation)
  • Ioanna Fergadiotou, Head of Athen Lab at Inlecom Systems, Coordinator of URBANE  (URBANE presentaiton)
  • Manon Levrey, Interface Transport, Coordinator of the Decarbomile project (Decarbomile presentation)
  • Angela Nuñez, International Affairs & ESG Deputy-Directorate, Correos (Spanish Postal Company), Coordinator of SENATOR (Senator presentation)
  • Sergio Fernández Balaguer, Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid S.A, Coordinator of LEAD and living lab of UNCHAIN project (LEAD_UNCHAIN presentation)
  • Raffaele Vergnani, Urban Freight Cluster Lead at POLIS, Innovation in European cities and regions (Green_Log_POLIS presentation)

More information, please check ALICE Urban Logistics

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