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STRAIGHTSOL Newsletter - Issue 6 available (pdf, 688Kb)
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See our animations
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New deliverables available
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Summary results booklet available
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STRAIGHTSOL evaluation framework resources available
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Open ENLoCC event videos available
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STRAIGHTSOL Newsletter - Issue 5 available (pdf, 193Kb)
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Kuehne-Nagel's video: Rail tracking and warehouse management (6:50 mins)
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Demonstration poster presentations available to download
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  OVERVIEW

STRAIGHTSOL animation providing project overview
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Introduction to Straightsol by Jardar Andersen (TOI) and Tom Cherrett (University of Southampton)
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Urban freight and urban-interurban interfaces - Best practices, implications and future needs

A targeted state-of-the-art review on past, existing and emerging freight measures and initiatives relevant for the STRAIGHTSOL demonstrations.


Freight scheme impact assessment framework

The project developed a generic evaluation framework for urban-interurban freight transport.


Demonstrations

Seven demonstrations were carried out (click on links for detailed information):

  1. DHL Supply Chain's Urban Consolidation Centre in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat (Spain)
  2. TNT Express in Brussels - City Logistics Mobile Depot (Belgium)
  3. Oxfam - Remote 'bring-site' monitoring for more reactive and sustainable logistics (UK)
  4. Kuehne-Nagel - Rail tracking and warehouse management (Greece)
  5. GS1 - Retail supply chain management and "last mile" distribution by use of standardized information (Norway)
  6. Colruyt and Delhaize - Night-time distribution in Brussels (Belgium)
  7. EMEL - Loading / unloading operations management and regulations (Portugal)

Impact assessment

Evaluation of the demonstration results using the impact assessment framework, including lessons learned, generalisation of results to other cities and business models for innovative and sustainable urban-interurban transport.

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Synthesis and recommendations

Synthesis of the demonstrator results to develop a set of tailored recommendations to improve the logistics operations in urban-interurban contexts.
Development of implementation strategies and viable roadmaps to inspire shippers and logistics service providers to use the tested solutions.

For detailed results see:

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Events

29/08/2014
Project Final Review meeting, Brussels

12/06/2014
Smart Urban Freight Conference hosted by NewRail, Newcastle University, including contributions from Straightsol project
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13/06/2014
Evaluation Framework Training Sessions, Newcastle University
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02/04/2014
Open ENLoCC event, Brussels, including presentation of Colruyt and Delhaize night-time deliveries demonstration
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24/09/2013
Demonstration Results Workshop/Exhibition in Amsterdam
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02/07/2013
TNT Express demonstration workshop in Brussels
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23/04/2013
Oxfam demonstration workshop in Batley, near Leeds, UK
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07/03/2013
DHL Supply Chain demonstration workshop in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat/Barcelona, Spain
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31/10/2012
Oslo: Demonstration workshop
Smart Urban Transport - Standardising information in retail supply chain management and last-mile distribution

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13/09/2012
Thessaloniki: Demonstration workshop
"Intelligent" systems for the interconnection of urban-interurban freight transport

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03/07/2012
Brussels: STRAIGHTSOL project workshop on Smart Urban Freight Solutions
(in collaboration with the Smartfusion partnership)

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