The Urban Logistic Service Model In The Aspect Of The Domestic Logistic System
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The paper presents the research effects of the development project entitled \“The Model of the Logistic System for Poland as a Way to Transport Comodality in the EU” in relation to the logistic service of a town. Urban agglomeration service models that employ Load Consolidation Centres and Urban Transhipment Hubs are herein presented. The issues of urban logistics in the aspect of the deliveries of goods to customers located within the city borders – with a two-stage service system applied – have been presented as an optimisation task with the service cost minimisation criterion. Proposals for practical applications of the approach are exemplified with a model developed for the Warsaw agglomeration. Keywords: urban logistics, urban logistic system model, load consolidation centre, urban transhipment hubs. 1 Introduction Commercial transport is a factor that intensifies a majority of economic and social activities in urban agglomerations. Supplying shops and places of work and recreation, as well as waste management are also related to this. The transport of goods is, on the other hand, a source of inconvenience for the inhabitants of an urban agglomeration and it impedes their social life. It appears from the research conducted [1, 2, 4, 5] that urban logistics is aimed, on the one hand, at reducing the inconvenience related to the transport of goods in urban agglomeration areas and, on the other hand, at supporting the economic and social development of those agglomerations. The studies in the field urban of logistics are primarily focused on finding solutions enabling the reduction of goods traffic in towns.
urban logistics, urban logistic system model, load consolidation centre, urban transhipment hubs