WIT Press


A System Of Models For The Assessment Of An Urban Distribution Center In A City Logistic Plan

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT130641

Volume

130

Pages

12

Page Range

799 - 810

Published

2013

Size

1,361 kb

Author(s)

F. Russo, G. Musolino & M. R. Trecozzi

Abstract

The ex-ante assessment of the impacts generated by city logistics measures cannot be separated by the use of simulation models able to reproduce the process of distribution of final products. The paper reports the use of urban freight demand models and proposes an aggregate simulation approach to support the ex-ante assessment of a specific distribution service connected to a nodal physical infrastructure, in particular an Urban Distribution Center (UDC). Models have been tested in a town of southern Italy (Reggio Calabria), where a UDC has been planned. The UDC could offer a competitive service to retailers and generate positive impacts on traffic and environment, in order to balance the increasing cost of transhipment for each carrier. Keywords: city logistics, urban freight demand models, urban distribution center.

Keywords

Keywords: city logistics, urban freight demand models, urban distribution center.