Rotterdam Smart Logistics
The city of Rotterdam, like other cities, will have to deal with a zero emission zone in 2025. What is the role of the government in this?
What we do
In order to keep such a pilot manageable, we proposed to initially focus on a pilot with delivery robots. The central question is whether delivery robots contribute to zero emission urban distribution. The idea is to look primarily at the delivery from a logistics hub to a group of retailers in a well-organised area. It is important that the existing logistics parties are also involved and inspired. With this in mind, a number of steps have been proposed. Organising a stakeholder meeting with the above parties was one of them. In addition, the development of several use cases and choosing one of these as a basis for further development is part of the project. A project plan and subsidy application will be drawn up and submitted for the chosen use case.
Why we do it
Rotterdam will have to deal with a zero-emission zone in 2025. This means that all transport in and out of the city must not run on diesel. This will have a major impact on inner-city logistics, as there is now a lot of use (especially by SMEs) of vans and trucks. By then, these vehicles will be considered too polluting, which means that a smart solution will have to be found for inner-city logistics.
By designing the Rotterdam Smart Logistics project, in cooperation with the municipality of Rotterdam and local entrepreneurs, we hope to contribute to this smart solution. On the one hand we want to keep the city of Rotterdam accessible and on the other hand we want to meet the entrepreneurs of this world in their forced need for further development.
Municipality of Rotterdam