Design of a sustainable, cooperative, two-tier distribution system for small consignments in the city of Vienna

The aim of this R&D project is to develop a city-wide, two-tier logistics concept with City Distribution Centres as well as micro and Grätzl hubs for the distribution of urban small consignments through cross-sectoral business cooperation. The new logistical structures (as instruments of sustainable urban development) are founded by enriching the micro-hubs with additional social functions. This counteracts, among other things, the problems in urban land use and land utilisation. In the inner-city area, the use of cargo bicycles for the last mile is to be increased, with low-emission In addition, optimised cooperation and operator models for the two types of hubs will be determined, as well as proof of function at system level with real data using the example of the city of Vienna.



Name: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kummer
Email: sekretariat.itl@wu.ac.at
Tel: +43 (0)1 31336-4610 or +43 (0)1 31336-4702

WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
Institute of Transport Economics and Logistics
Building D1, 4th floor
Welthandelsplatz, 1020 Vienna

Institut für Transportwirtschaft und Logistik


Involved institutions

(1) WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business, Institute of Transport Economics and Logistics

(2) AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH

(3) WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business, Research Institute for Supply Chain Management

(4) Austrian Post AG

(5) gredata IT-Solutions e.U.

(6) Forschungsgesellschaft Mobilität – Austrian Mobility Research,
FGM-AMOR, non-profit limited liability company

(7) TPA European & Technology Consultants GmbH

(8) Goodville Mobility OG


Funding body

Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK).



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