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Climate Friendly City Logistics in the Nordics conference 29-30 Oct
What opportunities do urban waterways offer? City logistics transport became a specific research topic as the general awareness on the increasing negative effects of these freight delivery activities on local liveability grows. The awareness for external costs (congestion, emissions, noise and road safety) by the public grew. As a result, (local) authorities implemented specific city logistics policies. Often, these limit the free, flow of traffic, put limits on (un)loading activities and limit urban road capacity. An under-investigated opportunity is the use of waterways for city logistics delivery purposes. There are a few Europe projects using waterways for city logistics. E.g. construction materials in London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Gent and Paris. In Amsterdam, there are several companies offering logistics services to construction companies using the Amsterdam canals. They work together in the project ‘Amsterdam Vaart’. Also, the Amsterdam canals are used for parcels by DHL Express and to collect waste by Mokum Mariteam. Walther Ploos van Amstel, professor in Citylogistics at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences will present the lessons learned of these project in Amsterdam and future research challenges.