Urban Freight Transportation: Challenges, Failures and Successes

  • Goos Kant
  • Hans Quak
  • René Peeters
  • Tom van Woensel
Part of the Lecture Notes in Logistics book series (LNLO)


In this paper, we present the challenges, failures and successes on urban freight transportation. We first identify the various involved stakeholders with their interests. Then we evaluate a large number of urban freight transport initiatives and identify lessons learned, which are distinguished in policy, logistics and technology based views. Further, we present a vision for urban freight transportation, which is not only based on the lessons learned, but also on actual market research reports and recent findings.


Urban freight transportation Lessons learned Success Vision 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Goos Kant
    • 1
  • Hans Quak
    • 2
  • René Peeters
    • 1
  • Tom van Woensel
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Economics and Business AdministrationTilburg UniversityTilburgThe Netherlands
  2. 2.TNO Mobility and LogisticsDelftThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Industrial Engineering and Innovation SciencesEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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