Recent developments in urban logistics research – a review of the proceedings of the International Conference on City Logistics 2009 – 2013
Paper in proceedings, 2016

This paper reviews research published in the proceedings of the International Conferences on City Logistics in 2009, 2011 and 2013. The purpose is to analyse its relevance to urban logistics problems and to identify gaps. The results indicate that the research addresses mainly urban distribution problems from the authority and carrier perspective in a European and Asian context. Three conclusions can be drawn from the review. First, the research has to address a wider range of market segments; second, there is a need for more research from the shipper and receiver perspective; and third, more research addressing Asian and especially African cities is necessary.

urban freight

Literarure review

urban logistics


city logistics


Sönke Behrends

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics

Transportation Research Procedia

23521457 (ISSN) 23521465 (eISSN)

Vol. 12 278 - 287

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance


Building Futures (2010-2018)



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