The transport of goods impacts negatively on the environmental sustainability of cities. Next to greenhouse gas emissions also aspects such as congestion, noise, vibration and safety lead to this negative impact, which can be also observed within the South Baltic region.
Unsustainable City Logistics
To be fossil fuel independent is one of the major challenges of our times. The transport sector plays an essential role in this regard and needs to be addressed in order to increase the efficiency and environmental sustainability of freight transportation. One concept to achieve this comprises the consolidation of goods at a distribution central (DC) with a focus on last mile/short distance transports from the DC to locations such as public units (schools, preschools, nursing homes etc.), business entities and other city users.