Comparative Study on Urban Logistics and Last Mile Delivery Processes in Germany and China

This study by the Bergische Universität Wuppertal (BUW) focusses on the comparison of the last mile delivery organisation and urban logistics in Berlin, Germany and Suzhou, China. It builds on two previous studies about the courier, express and parcels (CEP) markets in Germany and China. Furthermore, the study takes a look at Berlin’s and Suzhou’s city profiles in terms of economy, transport, and parcel delivery network. By comparing the cities’ structures and their approach to last mile deliveries, greenhouse gas emissions saving potentials for Berlin will be analysed and discussed.

LIGHT ELECTRIC VEHICLES FOR A GREEN TRANSPORT TRANSITION: REGULATORY APPROACHES, MANAGERIAL CHALLENGES AND MARKET POTENTIALS IN GERMANY AND CHINA

How can electric micro and light vehicles become drivers of an urban transport transition and unleash their potential, rather than congesting sidewalks and sparking municipal dissent? Individual transit below the category of cars relies on relatively low-cost, agile and oftentimes environmentally friendly vehicles with the potential to reduce inner-city car congestion and improve urban quality of life. 

BARRIER-FREE TRANSPORT: OVERVIEW OF DEVELOPMENTS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND GERMANY

Barrier-free transport is a key element of sustainable, climate-friendly and inclusive cities. This report gives an overview of the main policies, standards and best practices regarding barrier-free transport in Germany and the EU. It’s part of the work on Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) and the bilateral exchanges between Germany and China on sustainable transport, which is implemented by the sustainable mobility team of GIZ in China.

CASE STUDY RESEARCH ON URBAN LOGISTICS AND LAST MILE DELIVERY PROCESSES IN GERMANY

The growth of e-commerce has changed distribution in cities worldwide. E-commerce is heavily dependent on a reliable and short delivery time to fulfil the main interest of the end consumer: Immediate availability and rapid delivery of goods. To meet such consumer demands, while reducing the environmental impacts and increase cost efficiency of courier, express and […]

Sustainable Strategies for Ports

As part of the study, research was conducted on best practices in green logistics in the international ports of Rotterdam (Netherlands), Los Angeles (USA), Singapore (Singapore), Hamburg (Germany) and Risavika (Norway). Simultaneously to this analysis, a survey was conducted in the Chinese ports of Ningbo-Zhoushan, Tangshan and Tianjin. The aim of the comparison was to identify potential for improvement and optimisation in Chinese ports.

Online Workshop: “Integration of Renewable Energies in the Transport Sector – What Strategies and Measures Can Germany and China Learn from Each Other?”

This event was organized as part of the bilateral cooperation project on mobility and fuel strategy between the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and the Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China (MoT) by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH with support from the MoT.