Analysis of stakeholder roles in balancing freight transport in the city logistics ecosystem

The current guidelines for urban freight transport are determined by sustainability objectives. Therefore, local authorities face the challenge of making urban freight transport sustainable. To do so, it is necessary to involve the various stakeholder groups of the city logistics ecosystem in ongoing sustainability efforts. This problem formed the basis for the formulated objective of this article, which is to analyse the roles of stakeholders in freight transport sustainability in the city logistics ecosystem. For the purpose of the objective thus formulated, in the article, the authors identified the roles of stakeholders in balancing freight transport. In addition, they have identified the freight transport balancing tasks in the city logistics ecosystem in which the stakeholders assigned to each identified role should be involved. The methodology the authors adopted for identifying stakeholder roles and assigning them to tasks in the city logistics ecosystem is universal. In the stakeholder analysis, the authors used expert research, where they first identified 16 stakeholder roles adopted in balancing freight transport in the city logistics ecosystem. They assigned these roles to the eight identified tasks in the city logistics ecosystem. To verify the adopted methodology, the authors conducted research in Polish cities. As part of them, they identified a group of 20 stakeholders (out of 30 considered) who perform 10 out of 16 roles (six roles were not identified in Polish cities). It is unfortunate that for Polish cities the authors did not identify any stakeholders performing the role of freight transport balancing leader. The recommendation for Polish city authorities is to include the 20 identified stakeholder groups in the individual identified freight balancing tasks in the city logistics ecosystem.

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  • Accession Number: 01889070
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 27 2023 9:22AM