Downscaling the consolidation of goods – state of the art and transferability of micro-consolidation initiatives
Ballé Ndiaye, Alassane
Consolidation schemes are a popular measure in city logistics. The most common of these consolidation schemes are Urban Consolidation Centres (UCCs). However, many innovative experiences have been performed in the cities across the globe, offering a large panel of alternative schemes. In particular, many experiences have focused on down scaling the consolidation effort by bundling the goods much closer to the reception point. This paper aims in offering a closer view into different alternatives that exist regarding the physical micro - consolidation of goods and to provide guidelines on se lecting the most appropriate solutions for a specific city area. In order to do this, we will develop a transferability methodology, based on the study of case studies across the Europe. We will build on the current transferability methodologies developed under several EU projects and adjust them for the specific case of the micro - consolidation measures. This will lead us to the definition of the most important features for the transferability of the micro - consolidation measures. Based on this, we will est ablish for each feature a list of attributes for the transferability of the micro - consolidation devices, which will be prioritized according to their importance for the transferability success.
European Transport \ Trasporti Europei
EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Janjevic, M., Kaminsky, P., Ballé Ndiaye, A. (2013) Downscaling the consolidation of goods – state of the art and transferability of micro-consolidation initiatives, European Transport \ Trasporti Europei, 54, Paper n° 4