Rethinking Urban Logistics

Made by Germany's first last mile consultancy

Booming Cycle Logistics Sector

3 days capital of cargo bikes

Cycle Logistics has long been an integral part of urban city logistics. Representatives of the booming European cargo bike and cycle logistics scene met in mid-April 2018 in Berlin for the EUROPEAN CYCLE LOGISTICS FEDERATION (ECLF) Symposium (first mile was official supporter), the International Cargo Bike Festival and VELOBerlin. 

At the ECLF event, the representative of the city of Berlin, Jens-Holger Kirchner (State Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection) announced a promotion programme for freight bicycles.

Subsidy per new purchase: 1/3 of the purchase price, max. 1,000 EUR (for Cargo eBikes). Applications for funding can be submitted from May onwards.

NL: Urban Freight Consolidation

On 16 April, 150 international participants met in Nijmegen, the "European Green Capital 2018", for the Urban Freight Consolidation Conference "Growing Green City Routes".

Richard Armitage, Director of European Cycle Logistics Federation (ECLF), W. Beecken (left to right)
Richard Armitage, Director of European Cycle Logistics Federation (ECLF), W. Beecken (left to right)

Various workshop sessions dealt with topics such as "Zero emission fleets for green city routes", "Bundled last-mile deliveries for citizens / residents" and "The ideal physical city freight hub".

Participants came from  Norway, Sweden, Canada, UK and other countries.

Hamburg: City Logistics Report

Together with the Ministry of Economics, Transport and Innovation, the project results of the study "Last-Mile-Logistics Hamburg - inner-city delivery logistics" was published on 26 January 2018 at the Chamber of Commerce Innovation Campus in Hamburg. 

Presentation: 26th January
Presentation: 26th January

first mile was involved in the implementation of the study in 2016/2017 with HTC and HSBA.


In a subsequent panel discussion on the topic of "Last Mile - What solutions do we need?" representatives from UPS, DHL and the authorities will be speaking. 

Gathering Place LogiMAT 2018

From 13 to 15 March 2018, the LogiMAT 2018 took place at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre. The trade fair was once again the centre for intralogistics trends. In line with the trade fair motto, the focus was on digitisation, networking and innovation - from the fields of artificial intelligence and big data, among others.

BdKEP, Germany's CEP industry association with the largest number of members, organised a guided  tour for the first day of the fair, visiting companies like LetMeShip and GreyOrange. Photos: first mile