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Smart Urban Freight SolutIONs

Objective

The SMARTFUSION public-private partnership (PPP) will build upon existing urban freight development strategies of three demonstration regions and to demonstrate smart urban freight solutions on co-operative and sustainable city distribution in urban interurban supply chains. Leading idea is to introduce the concept of the European Green Car Initiative in the last mile operations, introduce innovative technology developments in the field of urban freight planning, vehicle technology and urban inter urban transhipment and to develop comprehensive and transferable impact assessment models for smart urban freight solutions. The main objectives can be summarized as follows:
• to enhance the innovation process at urban-interurban interfaces,
• to demonstrate and evaluate the technical and logistical feasibility of introducing electric vehicles and the second generation of hybrid truck technology into existing business supply chains and to apply these vehicle technologies in conjunction with information technology, operational, managerial and regulatory innovations including urban consolidation centres and telematics systems.
• to determine the critical success factors in stimulating the market uptake of new sustainable vehicle technology and other innovations in the urban logistics environment.
• to develop a Smart Urban Designer tool that allows the other city-regions and company supply chains to analyse the likely success and benefits of applying these innovations in their domain.
The project has a clear view as to the main goals for all the public and private partners, but we also recognise that the exact nature of the innovations and the demonstrations, between the demonstrations and the assessments needs to be localised in each demonstrator. Therefore we begin with 80% of the proposal clearly envisaged, but it is essential to address the crucial 20% through concertation and consensus.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

Address

Kings Gate
Ne1 7ru Newcastle Upon Tyne

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 514 987,90

Administrative Contact

Deborah Grieves (Mrs.)

Participants (15)

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PANTEIA BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 212 063

PTV PLANUNG TRANSPORT VERKEHR AG.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 334 125

THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 180 060

GRUPPO CLAS SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 133 075,33

POLIS - PROMOTION OF OPERATIONAL LINKS WITH INTEGRATED SERVICES, ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 121 101,40

FONDATION IRU DES TRANSPORTS ROUTIERS

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 6 003,12

VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 257 049,35

NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 19 361

CLIPPER LOGISTICS GROUP LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 123 018

OFFICE DEPOT INTERNATIONAL (UK) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 47 520

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 325 102

REGIONE LOMBARDIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 66 942,02

SENATSVERWALTUNG FUR STADTENTWICKLUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 35 660,60

IRU PROJECTS ASBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 59 696,88

BEHALA - BERLINER HAFEN- UND LAGERHAUSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 56 447,40

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285195

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2012

  • End date

    30 September 2015

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 011 019,93

  • EU contribution

    € 2 492 213

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom