Rethinking Urban Logistics

Made by Germany's first last mile consultancy

Alternative vehicles are gaining ground in urban logistics. Photo: ECLF
Alternative vehicles are gaining ground in urban logistics. Photo: ECLF

New: European Last Mile Report

After carrying out inquiries into urban logistics in Barcelona, London and Paris end of 2016 first mile now starts analysing urban logistics in 6 European cities, e.g. Amsterdam, Cambridge, Graz. 

 Under preparation: EU last mile report
Under preparation: EU last mile report

Content of the report: key figures, delivery vehicles, start-ups and their business models, necessary measures to achieve environmental objectives.


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Cargo Bike Event in Berlin

"CARGOBIKE BERLIN 2017 – a tradefair just for cargo bikes" took place in Berlin on 10th of June 2017. 

Cargo bikes are part of the urban logistics by now. This was underlined in a keynote by Jens-Holger Kirchner, State Secretary for Transport in Berlin.


Part of the trade fair also was the 3rd international BERLIN CARGOBIKE RACE with 80 participants. 

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" will be 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. 


Berlin. Based on the Danish "Bullitt" cargo bike DHL launched end of 2014 their Parcycle e.g. in Berlin. In June 2016 an e-version followed to make the couriers happier. Photos: W. Beecken