ULaaDS – Urban Logistics as an on-Demand Service

Three municipalities committed to zero emissions city logistics – Bremen (DE), Mechelen (BE) and Groningen (NL) – have joined forces with logistics stakeholders and leading academic institutions to accelerate the deployment of innovative, feasible and shared zero-emissions solutions, addressing the challenges generated by the rise of the on-demand economy in urban logistics.

Within the project, each of these lighthouse cities is going to implement at least two sustainable urban logistic solutions, the so called ULaaDS Trials. These trials will be fitted to the stakeholder needs and requirements via a multi stakeholder collaboration process and testes under real life conditions. The results of these trials will be implemented in guidelines to improve the conduction of Sustainable Urban Logistics Plannings (SULP) and will furthermore result in the development of a decision support toolbox for urban logistics.


EU Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020



  • Lead Partner: Bremen (DE), Groningen (NL) and Mechelen (BE) as cities where the solutions will be developed and tested; Rome (IT), Bergen (NO), Edinburgh (UK) and Alba Iulia (RO) as cities that will replicate selected solutions.
  • Partner from industry and logistics: UPS, Belgian Post, Rytle, ViaVan, ECOkoriers Mechelen, OV Bureau Groningen & Drenthe, ADFC (DE), Bax & Company and Miebach Consulting.
  • Research Institutions: Fraunhofer IML Dortmund (DE), tblnr and Rupprecht Consult (DE), IFZ (AT), the Norwegian Institute for Transport economy (NO), and the University of Groningen (NL).
  • Networks as multiplicators: the European City Network Eurocities and the Flanders innovation cluster VIL.
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