Jacques Leonardi

Jacques Leonardi
University of Westminster · School of Architecture and Cities

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Developing and evaluating sustainable solutions in logistics and freight transport

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Introduction
Developing and evaluating sustainable solutions in freight transport and logistics
Additional affiliations
December 2020 - present
La Haute Ecole d'Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Cours: Technologie des Transports; Technologies Industrielles / BSc Ingénierie et Gestion Industrielles
October 2009 - September 2022
EIGSI Ecole d'Ingénieur Généraliste La Rochelle
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Energy and Environment Majors, Transport Applications or Construction Applications https://www.eigsi.fr/formation-ingenieur/dominantes-ingenierie-generaliste/
May 2007 - March 2022
University of Westminster
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • MSc Logistics & Supply Chain Management https://www.westminster.ac.uk/transport-and-logistics-courses
Education
October 1995 - May 1999
University of Hamburg
Field of study
  • Earth Sciences
April 1987 - July 1994
University of Hamburg
Field of study
  • Geography

Publications

Publications (93)
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Road freight transport continues to grow in Germany and generates 6% of the country’s CO2 emissions. In logistics, many decisions influence the energy efficiency of trucks, but causalities are not well understood. Little work has been done on quantifying the potential for further CO2 reduction and the effect of specific activities, such as introduc...
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The paper addresses the potential role that can be played by clean vehicles especially cycles in conjunction with urban consolidation centres (UCCs) in reducing freight traffic and its environmental impacts in towns and cities. A trial is presented in which a major stationery and office supplies company making deliveries to customers in central Lon...
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The Best Practice Handbook (BPH) gives an overview about current concepts, strategies and actions in freight transport all over Europe. It is disseminating information on successful projects and practices to increase awareness and share experiences. It is enabling knowledge transfer and supporting transferability for best practices. The third and l...
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This paper explores the new logistics business model of Delivery as a Service, a concept aiming at a more efficient, fast and customer-oriented practice, linking IT solution development, urban logistics operations, supply chain efficiency and new business models. Delivery as a Service (DaaS) is defined as a service-oriented delivery and business pr...
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Bottom up solutions and top-down approaches to sustainable logistics and supply chains are evaluated, showing benefits and robust data for decision makers
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This report presents the results and analysis of exploratory interviews and a questionnaire survey among transport experts and professionals in Europe dealing with geofencing in urban transport management. As part of the European collaboration project GeoSence-"Geofencing strategies for implementation in urban traffic management and planning", the...
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This report is a result of a literature review and document gathering focused on geofence use cases specific for road traffic management. It presents geofence use cases that are trialled or to be trialled, implemented use cases, as well as conceptual and potential future use cases, showing for which type of transport they are used and how geofence...
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There is a lot of investigations and experimentations with diverse solutions for a more sustainable urban logistics in UK and Europe, but a limited number of initiatives demonstrate a long term success if measured in terms of business profit, applicable regulation, environmental benefits and social acceptance. Looking at evidence from CSR reports,...
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Presenting current status of the development of a Sustainable Urban Logistics Plan (SULP) for the City of Valletta, Malta, with examples of good solutions. Industry partners, municipality, Transport Malta, and academia work together to implement and test different solutions in the frame of the European project CIVITAS DESTINATIONS. Exchange of prac...
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Etudes de cas de bonnes pratiques et de politiques de logistique urbaine durable en Europe. (Case studies of successful sustainable urban logistics policies and practices in Europe) French presentation
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Current good practices in cycle logistics in urban areas are on the rise. Different solutions worldwide contribute to lower traffic and emissions. The use of cycle technologies and management solutions are embedded in public sector policies and private sector business cases. Impacts and benefits for sustainable growth vary according to configuratio...
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Policies and models for sustainable urban logistics (translated into Mandarin)
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Tests were conducted to determine solutions for future efficiency improvements in routing software, when used in the context of multi‐carrier urban delivery rounds with clean vehicles. The findings tend to show that current problems are hindering IT systems to produce optimized routes that would be better than an experienced driver in terms of dist...
Technical Report
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The objective of the CITYLAB project is to develop knowledge and solutions that result in roll-out, upscaling and further uptake of cost effective strategies, measures and tools for emission free city logistics. CITYLAB includes a set of Living Laboratories where promising logistic concepts are implemented related to emissions free city logistics....
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This report analyses to what extent the seven CITYLAB implementations may be successfully transferred from their original implementation city to other CITYLAB cities. CITYLAB supports seven Living Labs where innovative urban freight measures are implemented, analysed and rolled out. The focus of this report is to clarify ‘if’ and ‘how’ the seven im...
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CITYLAB focuses on four axes that call for improvement and intervention: • Highly fragmented last-mile deliveries in city centres • Inefficient deliveries to large freight attractors and public administrations • Urban waste, return trips and recycling • Logistics sprawl Within these axes, the project supports seven implementations that are being te...
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Presented are green logistics solutions that have already demonstrated beneficial impacts, and are replicable and profitable. This presentation is for an audience of national and local government experts, and business decision makers.
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Presentation of solutions for Smart Purchasing in Urban Logistics
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CITYLAB London presentation at European Sustainable Energy Week 2017
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Data and samples of IT solutions suited to be used for electric van delivery trips performed by Gnewt Cargo in the period 1st July 2015 to 30 June 2016 during the Agile Cat 2 demonstrator project.
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Data and samples of electric van delivery trips performed by Gnewt Cargo in the period 1st October 2014 to 30th June 2015 during the Agile Cat 1 demonstrator project.
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This document is the Monitoring Data report for the Gnewt Cargo Agile Cat 3 project. It presents in detail the data and the trial performance. It includes the monitoring methodology used, assumptions made and provides data references.
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This Data Report details the results and the demonstration data obtained during the business years before the project started, and during the Mayor of London Parcels deliveries with electric vehicles – Central London trial (“Agile 1”) project duration.
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The trial explored scenarios for consolidating deliveries of multiple retail and non- retail clients using a single carrier (Gnewt Cargo) in a single van. All deliveries were done using electric vans. The aim of the trial was to reduce the number of delivery trips, reduce congestion and improve air quality outputs compared to a diesel equivalent ap...
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This report contains the first part of the results of three Agile Urban Logistics trials that were funded by the Mayor of London and delivered by Gnewt Cargo in partnership with the University of Westminster. The Agile Urban Logistics project was delivered under the Mayor’s Smart London Demonstrator programme. The aim was to trial innovative solut...
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This report sets out in detail the results and performance of the IT trial implementations of the Agile 2 project, run from July 2015 to June 2016. The trial tested IT solutions from Fleetcarma for improved electric fleet management, Emakers for efficient client communication management, PTV Smartour, Optrak and Podfather for routing and planning s...
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This document is the final data report for the IT solutions for parcel deliveries with electric vehicles in Central London trial, funded by the Mayor of London (“Agile 2”).
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Data used in the final report of the Mayor of London’s single - carrier consolidation - Central London trial (Agile 3) that ran from 1st July 2015 to 30 June 2016. Data records freight delivery performance with electric vans in Central London. Most comprehensive dataset of the Agile Logistics project in London.
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Low emission freight logistics demonstrator: 2014 –2016 Results, Lessons Learnt and Recommendations
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Presentation given at the: Joint workshop by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and the International Energy Agency Key question: What are the policies for climate change mitigation in urban logistics?
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Summary of the BESTFACT project dealing with good practices in urban freight, showing case studies and results
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Presentation and Paper at Hanoi Conference on Climate Policies in Transport
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The paper considers how urban consolidation centres (UCCs) can be used in the supply chain to reduce goods vehicle traffic and its associated environmental impacts, while also helping to make supply chains more responsive and efficient and thereby generate commercial benefits. The role of UCCs is presented and the various types discussed. The poten...
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Key objectives of sustainable city-logistics actions are to decarbonise freight transport while maintaining its competitiveness and economic strength, reduce negative externalities such as pollutant emissions, congestion and accidents, and foster innovation. Multiple initiatives have started in European to reach these objectives. Aim of this paper...
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Overview on the BESTFACT urban freight Best Practices with focus on intermodal, multimodal and synchromodal solutions. More details and know-how on the solutions presented are available in the BESTFACT Handbooks.
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This report presents the final results of the testing and the impact assessment of all SMARTFUSION electric freight solutions.
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The Smart Urban Freight Designer is an IT-­based tool that simulates logistics scenarios, in order to promote discussion between actors, and to present the potential for electro-­mobility. The Smart Urban Freight Designer is a professional planning tool, used to calculate and optimize urban and inter-­urban shipments, and to make comparisons betwee...
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The objective of this study is to build up a common approach for the assessment of logistics innovations. Innovations are referred to here as best practices and are considered as existing approaches or solutions providing an answer to a relevant problem or challenge in freight transport. The impact evaluation of logistics innovations takes into acc...
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The concept of a multi-actor network of Urban Consolidation Centres (UCCs) was tested in Luxembourg. The authors of this paper developed a feasibility study together with the Luxembourg's Ministry of Transport. The methods used are encompassing data collection and data analysis, ex-ante scenario development and impact assessment of different option...
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This handbook results from the SUGAR project and presents Best Practices as a tool for the involvement of the community of experts in the emerging field of city logistics. The handbook includes a detailed collection of best practices, transferability issues and the methodology for applying solutions to different cities and fields. This report was e...
Technical Report
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Main objective is to provide more visibility to 150 trials and sustainable innovations in freight & logistics, after having investigated in-depth those that seem most sustainable and beneficial. BESTFACT contributes to more economic growth and transfer of 'best practices' so that these cases stop being stuck at the prototype stage, and can develop...
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Overview of current examples of Urban Consolidation Centres in Europe, to be used for decision making in planning the future Centre in Luxembourg.
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Cases of electric freight transport and use of depots as consolidation centre for parcels deliveries, receiving no subventions, and showing high benefits for traffic avoidance, air pollutant and CO2 reduction, and low noise.
Data
This report provides recommendations for decision makers in policy and business, aiming at stimulating and facilitating the transferability and broader implementation of logistics Best Practices. These recommendations are derived from the impact analysis of 50 best practice cases, collected by the BESTFACT project. The results show the main impacts...
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The objective of this study is to better understand why selected urban freight solutions represent innovations that are technically feasible, economically profitable in different contexts, sustainable, transferable, and with tangible beneficial impacts. A total of 15 solutions are evaluated in the fields of Urban Consolidation Centre, clean and ele...
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This paper presents work carried out in the projects STRAIGHTSOL and SMARTFUSION, both funded within the seventh framework programme of the European Commission. Both projects develop and apply an evaluation framework to assess innovative urban and interurban freight transport solutions. The frameworks will be generic and applicable to any measure w...
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The chapter considers the role that urban consolidation centres (UCCs) can play in helping to reduce goods vehicle traffic and its environmental impacts in urban areas. A UCC is a logistics facility that is situated in relatively close proximity to the area that it serves. Goods destined for this area are dropped off at the UCC, and are sorted and...
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Main publication of case studies, guidance and recommendations for replication of successful logistics practices in Urban Freight, Green Logistics, Co-Modality and IT in logistics in Europe. This is the first handbook of BESTFACT (Best Practice Factory for Freight Transport) published in 2013. This handbook was edited by Simon Bohne and Martin Rues...
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Review and general presentation of the use of clean fuels in freight transport and logistics.
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The paper reviews the study and use of urban consolidation centres (UCCs) which are a freight transport initiative intended to reduce goods vehicle traffic, vehicle-related greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollution. An international literature review has identified 114 UCC schemes in 17 countries (12 in the European Union (EU) and 5 outside...
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The chapter considers the role that urban consolidation centres (UCCs) can play in helping to reduce goods vehicle traffic and its environmental impacts in urban areas. A UCC is a logistics facility that is situated in relatively close proximity to the area that it serves. Goods destined for this area are dropped off at the UCC, and are sorted and...
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The paper focuses on the role that can be played by urban consolidation centres (UCCs) in reducing freight traffic and its environmental impacts in towns and cities. It is based on the before and after evaluation of a trial led by a major stationery and office supplies company in which urban freight deliveries in central London made from a depot in...
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Le présent chapitre décrit les tendances récentes du commerce mondial, identifie les différentes façons dont la croissance des échanges affecte le transport routier et ferroviaire international de marchandises et s’interroge, enfin, sur l’évolution future du transport terrestre international. Dans le secteur du fret international, les volumes trans...
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Présentation au Séminaire SELEST du DEST de l'IFSTTAR, en 2011. Les différents éléments de deux études sur les véhicules électriques et les plateformes de fret à Londres sont expliqués.
Book
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This publication is one of the main results of the SUGAR project and it is focused on the Best Practices analysis, a tool for the involvement of the community of experts in the emerging field of city logistics. The handbook proposes a quick overview on the project, a detailed collection of best practice synthesis, a synthesis of transferrability is...
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An approach has been developed to collect data and measure energy use and GHG emissions from logistics activities for product supply chains. This approach has been used to assess the GHG efficiency of several supply chains of the same product marketed through different types of retail systems in Europe. The retail types considered are hyper and sup...
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Pour produire et amener sur le marché une certaine quantité de biens, différentes formes d'organisations logistiques sont possibles, qui peuvent entraîner des demandes de transport, des consommations d'énergie et des émissions de gaz à effet de serre (GES) différentes. Cette communication met en évidence l'impact des choix logistiques sur les émiss...
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This paper proposes a method for the calculation of the carbon footprint of international supply chains, focusing on the maritime sector. Using data from a survey of major companies comparing more than 25 import supply chains involving UK, France and Belgium, the main shipping characteristics were identified. This approach enabled a comparison to b...
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Just after the worldwide Copenhagen Conference and the "Grenelle de l'Environnement" in France, global warming caused by CO2 emissions seems to be the most visible -even if not the most costly- problem of a non-sustainable transport system. This paper is a partial synthesis of COST Action 355 "Changing Behaviour for a more Sustainable Transport Sys...
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Dans le cadre d'un projet financé par l'Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Énergie (ADEME) pour le Programme Interministériel sur les Transports (PREDIT), nous avons étudié les « performances » énergétiques et environnementales de différentes chaînes logistiques et ce pour différents produits: la pomme et la tomate pour les fruits et...
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This chapter establishes the recent trends in international trade volumes. It then aims to identify the main ways in which this trade growth has affected road and rail freight transport activity at the international level, and finally considers the likely future direction of international land-based transport movement. Road and rail are currently c...
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This chapter establishes the recent trends in international trade volumes. It then aims to identify the main ways in which this trade growth has affected road and rail freight transport activity at the international level, and finally considers the likely future direction of international land-based transport movement. Road and rail are currently c...
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The acquisition of long-distance freight data workshop discussions focused on the strengths, limitations and uses of existing data sets, both long established and more recent, innovative endeavors. Twelve participants engaged in an active dialogue, quickly filling the workshop's eight hours. Starting from the review of available data collection met...
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La consommation d'énergie des chaînes logistiques est mesurée en gramme équivalent pétrole par kg (gep/kg) et les émissions de GES en gramme équivalent CO2 par kg (geCO2/kg) pour des chaînes logistiques d’organisations différentes. La comparaison entre différentes chaînes aboutissant aux mêmes consommateurs permet alors de mieux cerner l’efficacité...
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Presentation given at the OECD Conference on Transport and Environment in a Globalising World, Guadalajara, Mexico, 10-12 November 2008. The objective is to relate growth in international road and rail activity to challenges and issues. The border crossing problems and lack of harmonisation require innovative solutions and policies, and the present...
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This paper establishes recent trends in international trade and transport volumes. It aims to identify the main ways in which trade growth has impacted on road and rail freight transport activity at the international level, and considers the likely future direction of international land-based transport movement.
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Talk presenting our OECD report, given to an audience of international experts in Guadalajara, Mexico, on 12 Nov 2008.
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L’enquête ECHO (Envois Chargeurs Opérateurs de transport) permet de quantifier la demande de transport de marchandises des établissements français, en liaison avec les caractéristiques économiques de ces chargeurs. Le présent rapport présente les traitements réalisés sur le volet ‘trajets’ de la base ECHO pour la mettre en forme et quantifier l’