Purchase Porterage Services in France

In response to citizens' new preference for local small traders, local governments' will of reinvigorating urban commerce, and the growing demands of living and environmental standards, new goods transportation services appear. Purchase porterage services were implemented in various French cities, on small-scale, experimental formats. These take on the burden of carrying goods purchased within a certain territorial frame thanks to a delivery service pooled between several local small traders. The concept of purchase porterage appears to be a unique logistic service with specific characteristics, though an ideal system is still to be found, as an analysis of past and present experience reveals. However purchase porterage experiments can present important benefits for the urban ecosystem. To attain these objectives, certain key characteristics must be determined and some obstacles overcome, bearing in mind that this service is meant to be part of a global urban evolution.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01529906
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 30 2014 2:45PM