The objective of this research is to advice the Municipality of The Hague whether, if and under which conditions, the implementation of an Urban Consolidation Centre (UCC) is possible and desirable. To determine factors that caused the success or failure of UCCs in practice, a survey of 6 cases in Europe is conducted. The cases were selected because of the similarity of the service area of the UCC and the city centre of The Hague or because of the uniqueness of the UCC. To determine the possible success for a UCC in The Hague four scenarios are evaluated. Two major difficulties with implementing the UCC are the allocation of the costs and benefits and the willingness to cooperate of the transportation companies. Both consignees and transportation companies can benefit financially from using the UCC. The UCC operator, however, incurs the costs. The municipality should play a role in bringing the costs and benefits together. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Title of host publication||The Sixth International Conference on City Logistics|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Name||Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences|
- Feasibility study
- Urban consolodation center
Van Duin, J. H. R., Quak, H., & Muñuzuri, J. (2010). New challenges for urban consolidation centres: A case study in The Hague: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. In The Sixth International Conference on City Logistics (3 ed., Vol. 2, pp. 6177-6188). (Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.04.029