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Articles
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  • The Impact of E-Commerce Development on Urban Logistics Sustainability  [EBM 2016]
  • DOI: 10.4236/jss.2016.43001   PP.1 - 6
  • Author(s)
  • Dustin Schöder, Feng Ding, Juliana Kucht Campos
  • ABSTRACT
  • The purpose of the present paper is to present some sustainable solutions for urban logistics. The approach is to identify the present challenges for urban logistics caused by the increase of freight volumes due to the development of e-commerce. To meet them, companies’ sustainable practices were analyzed and the utilization of new electric power train technologies seem to offer interesting results for reducing carbon emission impacts. Using methods of literature review and experiences from ongoing electric mobile research projects, this paper argues that electric vehicles in urban distribution are a yet underestimated element towards more efficient transport processes—hence economic advantages for companies, towards the reduction of a company’s footprint and even towards an increased service level for the customers.

  • KEYWORDS
  • E-Commerce, Urban Logistics, Sustainability, Best Practices, Electric Vehicles
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