Goods delivered with zero emissions
Marineterrein Amsterdam is a green oasis in the heart of the city where local residents can meet each other and find peace and relaxation. Delivery vans are not allowed on site, but community members still need to be able to receive deliveries. That’s why Foodlogica has started researching how we can make the last mile more efficient and sustainable on the Marineterrein.
Foodlogica, a community member at Marineterrein Amsterdam, has been reducing unnecessary vehicle movements on site since September. Packages and goods that were previously delivered by vans are now dropped off at the porter’s lodge in building 003, where they will be stored and refrigerated, if necessary. From there, they are quietly whisked to their final destination by emissions-free electric carts. This results in ten fewer delivery van movements every day. Another step closer to a car-free Marineterrein and, in the future, the whole city.
- Three electric carts
- No CO2 or fine particle emissions
- A reduction of ten van movements per day
- Deliveries made between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM
- On track for a car-free Marineterrein
The Foodlogica project has been commissioned by Bureau Marineterrein Amsterdam. The aim of the research is to ultimately go car-free on the Marineterrein, but the research results will also be applied on a larger scale across Amsterdam. This means fewer vans in the city, less traffic, and lower harmful emissions. The biggest questions in the research are about the organizational aspects: How do we arrange the payments to Foodlogica between the supplier and the recipient? How do we arrange all suppliers to deliver around a certain time? And, a rather simple but very important point, how do we ensure that all drivers are aware of the new situation? Testing this alternative to the last mile on a relatively small scale on the Marineterrein may make it easier to scale up in the future.Share this experiment