The Impact of E-Commerce Development on Urban Logistics Sustainability

Dustin Schöder, Feng Ding, Juliana Kucht Campos
2016 Open Journal of Social Sciences  
The purpose of the present paper is to present some sustainable solutions for urban logistics. The approach is to identify the present challenges for urban logistics caused by the increase of freight volumes due to the development of e-commerce. To meet them, companies' sustainable practices were analyzed and the utilization of new electric power train technologies seem to offer interesting results for reducing carbon emission impacts. Using methods of literature review and experiences from
more » ... ing electric mobile research projects, this paper argues that electric vehicles in urban distribution are a yet underestimated element towards more efficient transport processes-hence economic advantages for companies, towards the reduction of a company's footprint and even towards an increased service level for the customers.
doi:10.4236/jss.2016.43001 fatcat:j5ioyrojozhahh73lve5jis7uy