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Last-mile logistics - five years ahead. Where is sustainability?

Last-mile delivery and sustainability - an iconic Tom & Jerry duet in modern logistics. 快递量的增长速度就像杰瑞从汤姆身边跑开一样快, held back by environmental awareness.

On the road from an item’s manufacturer to a buyer, 最后一英里配送是整个物流过程的最后一个阶段. 最后一英里服务的目的-尽快到达最终用户.

The World Economic Forum study on the “Future of Last Mile Services“ (January 2020) estimated that worldwide demand for last-mile delivery would grow by 78% until 2030

Wondering what drivers stand behind the explosion? Some of the key ones:

  • increase in urban density,
  • more users going into online shopping,
  • e-grocery growth,
  • same-day delivery growth,
  • electric vehicles’ share increase.


但COVID-19大流行的连锁效应如何呢?

IBM’s U.S. Retail Index provides that the 大流行使全球向电子商务过渡的速度加快了大约5年. It means that in the last-mile logistics, 澳门赌搏网站大全甚至没有足够的时间来想出澳门赌场网址大全,在城市内有效地运输货物,并满足澳门赌场网址大全挑战.

36% more delivery vehicles. Actions wanted!

Of course, there are two sides of the same coin. On the positive side, 澳门赌搏网站大全看到电子商务的显著增长和对快速城市配送的指数级需求. 另一方面,相当实际的一方面,澳门赌搏网站大全面临一个潜在的线索 traffic congestion and heavy air and noise pollution. According to a smart mobility booster generation.e在美国,货物运输占所有城市出行类型的五分之一!

The logic is simple. The more deliveries are in demand; the more delivery vehicles are in need. 上路的汽车和货车越多,澳门赌搏网站大全面临的问题就越严重. 即使车辆是环保的,交通也很难快速移动.

世界经济论坛的研究表明,如果不立即采取干预措施,到2030年,澳门赌搏网站大全将面临危机 36% more delivery vehicles and 6 million tonnes of additionally emitted CO2 in the cities. 

通常,一吨二氧化碳听起来像一个抽象的概念. 想象一下,一吨二氧化碳是一辆柴油汽车行驶6000公里的平均排放量. Now calculate it for 6 million tonnes… 

Finally, 如果你是一个讨厌早起并被困在交通堵塞中的人, no good news for you, too. With more traffic participants, the average commute time would increase by 21%, meaning that we will experience 11 minutes longer travel to/from work

最重要的是,所有这些增长可能会导致城市的结构性问题. Cities also have limited areas of expansion.

澳门赌场网址大全 challenges traditional delivery providers 

澳门赌场网址大全 is an urban logistics pioneer in the Baltics, France and Poland; thus, 澳门赌场网址大全和有效的城市配送是其商业思维的核心. 

“In terms of last-mile deliveries, 我坚信,澳门赌搏网站大全有责任减轻对环境和城市可能产生的负面影响. 澳门赌搏网站大全开发了一种完全不同的商业模式,给传统的包裹递送公司带来了改变和挑战. And sustainability is an integral part of it,” comments Laimonas Noreika, CEO and co-founder of 澳门赌场网址大全.

Unlike the standard legacy carriers, 在外地的物流中心,由谁处理包裹, 澳门赌场网址大全 stays within it, at the urban hubs located in the densely populated areas of a city.


“澳门赌搏网站大全不需要3-5天的时间就能从卖家那里取货, 在城市的郊区处理,然后交给买家. 澳门赌搏网站大全的城市中心是对整个最后一英里链的组织创新,”L. Noreika.

城市中心便利的地理位置使zi城市能够离客户很近, reduce delivery time and distance, and utilise eco-friendly means of transport, for example, scooters or bicycles. 

Offering shoppers appealing delivery services

2021年1月,zi城市为其车队引进了一种新的运输工具——电动货运自行车. According to L. Noreika,这个选择比汽车和货车在城市环境中更高效. 主要是因为更好的停车能力和在繁忙的街道上导航的替代模式. 

“地球保护、商业效率和客户满意度是相互关联的领域. In many cases, 顾客的满意度和送货选择取决于他们的货物将如何送达. If you can offer delivery on an electric cargo bike, there is a high probability that the buyer will go for you,” says Noreika.


“These are just first months, 但澳门赌搏网站大全已经可以确认,电动自行车送货对商业客户和买家都非常有吸引力. 而一个大货舱允许澳门赌搏网站大全增加体积而不破坏周围的区域有效, we have also begun 与最终用户建立更强的情感联系. 澳门赌搏网站大全很想很快看到更明确的结果,”Noreika没有掩饰自己的兴奋.

Railways for last-mile deliveries. YES to multimodal connectivity

In Lithuania, zi城市目前为其客户提供横跨电子商务的最广泛的服务. 其中一个按需功能是在三个最大的城市之间的同一天或第二天送货上门.

To avoid environmentally damaging journeys with vans, 降低运营成本,更好地分配城市内部快递资源, 澳门赌场网址大全 partnered with LTG Link, a Lithuanian passenger train operator.

On the global scale, 公路运输占全球运输二氧化碳排放的最重要部分(74.5%) while rail is among the minor contributors (only 1%). 在欧洲,城市货运占碳排放的25%. 因此,两极运输部门之间的合作可以使 positive impact on the environment.


世界经济论坛的报告指出,在最后一英里的物流范围内,货车的排放量急剧增加. In terms of cargo transported by railways, we have a good network for heavy logistics, 然而,最后一英里物流仍将显著的经济和环境价值摆在桌面上. Keeping this in mind, we came up with an idea to build multimodal connectivity infrastructure for last-mile deliveries between major cities in Lithuania. 这不仅是立陶宛的第一次这类主动行动, but all Baltic states,” recalls Noreika.

The railway supports 澳门赌场网址大全 logistics four times a week, carrying parcels from/to Vilnius to/from Kaunas. For example, 考纳斯的一名快递员把包裹带到火车站,并把它们装上了火车, 而维尔纽斯的一名快递员会把它们取走并开始送货.


值得强调的是,这样的澳门赌场网址大全也是一个伟大的绿色倡议. 虽然两个城市之间的距离大约是100公里, 这辆货车每周往返四次,行程超过800公里. 从每天的尺度来看,对环境的影响似乎很小. However, 从更大的年度水平来看,这一点与合作伙伴一起体现出来, zi城市减少了大量的气体排放,使最后一英里的运输更友好的自然. 维尔纽斯和考纳斯之间的旅客旅程和包裹运输在 electric train leaves no carbon footprint. 所有LTG Link电动列车都由可再生能源产生的电力驱动.

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