Authors: S. Saetta, V. Caldarelli
In the paper urban consolidation centres (UCCs) are considered as solution for the urban freight transportation. After a short related research concerning UCCs, a case study about a medium Italian city is considered. Static simulation is used to evaluate the environmental benefits of UCC due to freight consolidations and electric vehicles. Results show that the environmental effectiveness of UCCs depends on the level of cargo consolidation. Considering for instance cargo consolidation of 80%, a saving of 30% of emissions is possible.