Camden shares consolidation solutions to successful last mile logistics
LaMiLo partners had the unique chance to see the Camden consolidation centre trial in action finding out more about the daily operations of the depot and its role in the last mile of the supply chain (12 September).
Operated by the international logistics provider DHL, the Camden consolidation centre is part of a multi-borough pilot based in Edmonton and it is run in partnership with Enfield and Waltham Forest together with some of their suppliers. The trial aims to decrease the number of vehicles delivering supplies to the boroughs, reducing congestion and carbon emissions and improving air quality.
The site visit was part of a project partnership meeting hosted by the London Borough of Camden, where fourteen partners from seven North West European countries exchanged knowledge and discussed project delivery.
Representatives from other European projects, Straightsol, Smartfusion, and Smartset were invited to present their lessons learned, exploring synergies with LaMiLo. Amongst the guests were also representatives from the Business Improvement Districts and city councils who were interested in the Camden pilot and looking for potential collaboration opportunities with LaMiLo.
As part of the partnership meeting, Tudor gave an overview of the evaluation methodology
chosen for the Camden pilot, together with sustainability indicators used, explaining how the data has been mapped using a GIS tool. Project updates were also provided by other LaMiLo partners, Eco2City
, Brussels Mobility
, The Green Link
and Cross River Partnership (CRP)
The rest of the meeting focused on project management and on the transnational last mile logistics challenges faced by both partners and industry operators. Solutions to help overcome such obstacles were discussed during a workshop ran by the LaMiLo partner, PTV who will incorporate the findings into a wider report on the industry perspective in North West Europe.
The next partnership meeting will take place in Luxembourg in December 2014.