Brussels to get smarter through more efficient freight deliveries
25 August 2014
LaMilo partner, Brussels Mobility and the Port of Brussels have teamed up to create a more sustainable living in their city by consolidating freight deliveries. As a result, an Urban Consolidation Centre (UCC) pilot will be officially launched in October 2014.
A UCC is a place where freight can be unloaded without vehicles having to go into the city centre. The goods are organised depending on their destination and loaded into electric vehicles.
Brussels Mobility has chosen CityDepot and TRI-VIZOR to plan and implement a strategy to make better use of the existing transport infrastructure and network. The new and improved UCC will help deliver economic, social and environmental benefits to both communities and businesses across the region. Apart from reducing CO2 levels in the city centre, suppliers will also have the benefit of getting their merchandise easier organised and delivered.
The Port of Brussels has strongly supported water transport as well as an efficient way of taking freight off the road.
For more information on the Brussels pilot click here