City logistics enables producers and importers to get their products to shops and consumers in an efficient way.
What is city logistics?
What is referred to as city logistics involves facilities specially designed for frequent, fast and short-distance transports of fast-moving consumer goods to retailers or directly to consumers. There is a focus on creating more efficient, coordinated and sustainable solutions for “the last mile” – the final part of transportation in urban deliveries.
The peri-urban facilities, are specifically designed to handle different types of goods from multiple suppliers. They are equipped for rational picking because shipments, although small, may consist of several different products from several suppliers. In this way, shops, often situated in expensive locations, can minimise storage space, save costs and tie up less capital.