Tuesday, December 11, 2018

TURBLOG_WW is a coordination platform fully dedicated to the integration, exchange and transfer of the existent knowledge on urban logistics worldwide.

Specific activities include to:


 Create a Coordination Network

  • To establish the contacts with relevant experts and subcontractors
  • To coordinate the projects group and the activities related to this group


Select case studies

  • To establish a framework for the selection of relevant case studies at an international level

  • To look forward for cases organised in different ways that could contribute to provide different organisation schemes for sustainable city logistics (i.e. cases applying different concepts, cases foreseeing new solutions, etc.)
  • Starting from the overall perspective obtained from the regional reports, as well as the issues and results of the first workshop, selected case studies has been undertaken. From the outset, a total of 9 cases were developed:
    • 2 in the EU focused on two different approaches: 1 French and 1 Dutch;
    • 3 covering Latin America: 1 Brazilian, 1 Peruvian, and 1 Mexican;
    • 1 case in China;
    • 3 cases in other parts of the world: 1 Japanese, 1 from the U.S.A, and 1 from India.


Compare and analyze Business concepts and business models


  • To compare different business concepts (pricing, incentives, contractual settings, cooperative mechanisms, etc.) and models (i.e. distribution) present in the different case studies (taking also into account the different organizational and institutional settings behind it)
  • The comparison of different business concepts (pricing, incentives, contractual settings, cooperative mechanisms, etc.) and models (i.e. distribution) present in the different case studies contributes to the definition and establishment of logistic profiles. From an operational point of view, this definition has to take into account:
    • City area features (Commercial density and homogeneity, Logistic accessibility, Restrictions applied )
    • Product characteristics (Fragility, Perishability, Size, Easiness of handling, Special conditions)
    • Agent needs (Urgency, Frequency, Amounts, Timeliness of deliveries)
  • Contribute to the definition and establishment of logistic profiles (designed from the perspective of the 3 sustainability P’s: people, planet, profit), taking into account the three vertices of the triangle that frame those logistic profiles (agent needs, characteristics of the urban area and characteristics of the products/type of delivery).


Focus on Transferability Process 

  • Undertake a detailed transferability assessment of urban logistic concepts and models. The Transferability process analyzes the chances for undertaking both quantitative and qualitative analysis, by means of a dedicated step-wise methodology. Moreover, as transferability does not simply imply individual technical or operational features of instruments, it should also focus on how a required policy instrument to support an urban logistic initiative may fit within the context of the receptor city.
  • Focus the process on the relation EU-Latin America and in particular on Brazil and Peru.
  • Model and understand the impacts, barriers and stakeholders responses through the use of VENSIM software

The following chart describes the methodology of the project:




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