Black Friday & Cyber Monday: A challenge for logistics?

Not only on Black Friday and Cyber Monday  – the increasing demand for e-commerce challenges logistics and cities (photo: iStock).

They count among the most profitable shopping event days of the world: On Black Friday (this year on 24.11.) and Cyber Monday (27.11.) numerous online businesses strive to attract customers by offering special deals and incredible discounts.Read more

In dialogue: Logistics in the city (part 2)

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People living in cities have to be supplied with food, goods and buidling materials  (Foto: Nabek)

Urban Logistics fulfils an important role in cities all over the world. Read part 2 of the interview with Urban Logistics expert Matthias Hormuth to find out more about current research developments and future trends.Read more

In dialogue: Logistics in the city (part 1)

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Logistics in urban areas – a trend topic of global significance (Foto: iStock Alija 87363503)

Delivery of parcels and goods for retail trade, logistics services and waste disposal – Urban Logistics is vital for the functioning of a city and the well-being of its citizens. In an interview with the magazine “Zoom!”, Matthias Hormuth, Solution Director Logistics Concepts at PTV Group, gives an insight into the newest trends and challenges.Read more

BESTFACT: Forging ahead with innovation

The EU project BESTFACT coordinated by PTV has been successfully completed. As part of the project, a new handbook was created providing numerous best practice examples. It is now available for download.

The EU project BESTFACT coordinated by PTV has been successfully completed. As part of the project, a new handbook was created providing numerous best practice examples. It is now available for download.

A four-year project which is based on more than 15 years of project expertise: The EU-Projekt BESTFACT has been successfully closed and has led to a pool of excellent ideas for City Logistics, Green Logistics, Co-Modality and eFreight.Read more

The future of urban logistics

What is the future of urban logistics? Interview with Marcel Huschebeck, Manager Logistics Research at PTV Group

What is the future of urban logistics? Interview with Marcel Huschebeck, Manager Logistics Research at PTV Group

E-mobility, cooperation, efficiency – what type of strategy will make urban logistics fit to meet the demands of the future? Marcel Huschebeck, Manager Logistics Research at PTV, has been doing research in the field of future logistics for more than 16 years.Read more

Sharing is the new winning

At the final conference for the research project LaMiLo  (Last Mile Logistics) at the end of June in Brussels, the project partners presented the results of their research on the future of the last mile.

At the final conference for the research project LaMiLo (Last Mile Logistics) at the end of June in Brussels, the project partners presented the results of their research on the future of the last mile.

At the final conference for the research project LaMiLo (Last Mile Logistics) at the end of June in Brussels, the project partners presented the results of their research on the future of the last mile.Read more

eFreight: Secure information-based collaboration

"eFreight: Secure information based collaboration", Workshop in Barcelona am 11. und 12. Juni 2015

“eFreight: Secure information based collaboration”, Workshop in Barcelona am 11. und 12. Juni 2015

The EU project Best Practice Factory for Freight Transport (BESTFACT) intends to develop, disseminate and enhance the utilisation of best practices and innovations in City Logistics, Green Logistics and Co-Modality. The third international cluster workshop that takes place in Barcelona on 11 and 12 June will also focus on eFreight, in particular on secure information-based collaboration.Read more

The future of the Last Mile

LaMiLo: Project partner Bruxelles Mobilité tested more flexible City Logistics solutions using Citydepot vans for their deliveries.

LaMiLo: Project partner Bruxelles Mobilité tested more flexible City Logistics solutions using Citydepot vans for their deliveries.

The final conference of the research project LaMiLo (Last Mile Logistics) will take place in Brussels on 24 June 2015. All project partners will present their research results on the future of Last Mile logistics at this event: from the logistics service providers’ and public authorities’ point of view to the perspective of the test areas where these results were implemented and evaluated.… Read more

A factory for good ideas

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The four-year BESTFACT project (January 2012 to December 2015) is financed under the terms of the Seventh Framework Programme of the EU. 18 partners are involved in this project, which is coordinated by PTV Group.

The EU project BESTFACT – the name stands for Best Practice Factory for Freight Transport – collects, develops, evaluates and circulates good ideas for city logistics, green logistics and co-modality as well as e-freight.Read more