Sep 26, 2022
Professor Alan McKinnon, Professor of Logistics, Kuehne Logistics University, Hamburg, joins me to discuss five strategies to decarbonise urban logistics:
Rationalisation - Route optimisation
Realistic solutions compared to ambitious longer-term options
Switching to lower carbon transport modes
Filling delivery vehicles better and reducing distance travelled
Micro-hubs and consolidation centres
Can intra-urban collaboration be replicated at an urban scale?
Physical internet - open systems and remodularisation of transport
Improving energy efficiency of vehicles
Impact of regulation
Vehicles are becoming more efficient
Driver training is one of the best ways to improve vehicle energy efficiency
Delivering at different times of the day, improving fuel efficiency of vehicles
Why we need to worry about energy efficiency even as we move to electric delivery vehicles
Switching to alternative low carbon energy
Batteries will be central to a low carbon future - more so than solutions such as hydrogen
Factors constraining conversion of fleets to electric power
Total cost of ownership – and how many miles do these EVs have to drive to make them better than ICE vehicles?
Which vehicles should be prioritised for conversion from ICE to EVs?
Carbon penalty associated with fast delivery and free returns
Using price mechanisms to encourage sustainable practices