The consolidation of deliveries is one of the key topics in the discussion about the future of urban logistics. In Gothenburg, Sweden's second largest city, this approach has been practised for more than ten years.
In our interview, Malin Andersson of the Urban Transport Administration describes the effects of this largest European consolidation project. At the Lindholm research campus, for example, around 80 percent of the heavy goods traffic is saved through the consolidation of deliveries and waste collection. But Gothenburg also uses other instruments - such as congestion charges - to improve traffic and promote smart logistics.
In an outlook Malin Andersson describes a scenario in which Gothenburg switches to quiet, autonomous night-time delivery or the even greater use of cargo bikes.