Rethinking Urban Logistics

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Focus on the growth market of CEP | City Logistics

3 days capital of cargo bikes

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). At the event, Jens-Holger Kirchner (State Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection) announced a broad-based support programme for freight bicycles.

Subsidy per new purchase: 1/3 of the purchase price, max. 1,000 EUR (for Cargo eBikes).

 

However, on the website of the Senate Administration since the beginning of July it says: "We ask you to refrain from further applications, as the funding amount will in all likelihood be exhausted".

Sustainable fleet structure

On 25/26 June, the 5th SMART CITY LOGISTICS Congress took place at Schloss Ettersburg near Weimar - a practical forum on the opportunities and challenges of electromobile logistics.

Lively one-hour panel discussion under the direction of Tobias Schweikl (left), Huss Verlag. Participants (from left): Steen M. Laursen | EWII Mobility, W. Beecken | first mile, Leif Beuth | Deutsche Post AG.
Lively one-hour panel discussion under the direction of Tobias Schweikl (left), Huss Verlag. Participants (from left): Steen M. Laursen | EWII Mobility, W. Beecken | first mile, Leif Beuth | Deutsche Post AG.

 

The event once again brought together researchers, developers, practitioners and pioneers in electromobile urban logistics. The focus was on practical vehicle use, new vehicle concepts, supporting technologies and software as well as charging technology. Main focus 2018: How can a sustainable structure be built up in the fleet?

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