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An Ex-ante Evaluation Of Last-mile Freight Distribution Services For City Logistics

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT150231

Volume

146

Pages

12

Page Range

291 - 302

Published

2015

Size

446 kb

Author(s)

L. Amodeo, D. Lamari, G. Musolino, V. Placido, A. Polimeni, M. Praticò, A. Vitetta

Abstract

The paper deals with methodologies to support an ex-ante assessment of the impacts generated by the introduction of city logistics measures on last-mile freight distribution services. Some models and algorithms are applied and compared to solve the vehicle routing problem for freight deliveries in the town of Reggio Calabria with the introduction of an urban distribution centre and of green freight vehicles. Heuristic routing algorithms are compared in terms of sequence of clients (retailers) visited subject to some constraints given by the presence of UDC and the limited autonomy and capacity of freight vehicles.

Keywords

city logistics, urban distribution centre, freight vehicle routing, Fuelled-Electric Vehicles