Urban freight transportation: Challenges, failures and successes

G. Kant, H. Quak, R. Peeters, T. Van Woensel

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In this paper, we present the challenges, failures and successes on urban freight transportation. We first identify the various involved stakeholders with their interests. Then we evaluate a large number of urban freight transport initiatives and identify lessons learned, which are distinguished in policy, logistics and technology based views. Further, we present a vision for urban freight transportation, which is not only based on the lessons learned, but also on actual market research reports and recent findings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLogistics and Supply Chain Innovation: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319222882
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Lessons learned
  • Success
  • Urban freight transportation
  • Vision
  • Urban planning
  • Urban transportation
  • Market researches
  • Technology-based
  • Urban freight transport
  • Freight transportation


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