Assessing the Impacts of Crowdshipping: A Simulation based Study in the City of Volos, Greece

Crowdsourced deliveries or crowdshipping is identified in recent literature as an emerging urban freight transport solution, aiming at reducing delivery costs, congestion and environmental impacts. By leveraging the pervasive use of the mobile technology, crowdshipping is the next stop of sharing economy in the transport domain, as parcels are delivered by private car drivers or public transport users, rather than corporations. The objective of this research is to evaluate the impacts of crowdshipping through a number of alternative scenarios that consider various level of demand and adoption by public transport users who act as crowdshippers, based on a real case study example in the city of Volos, Greece. This is achieved through the establishment of a tailored evaluation framework and a city scale urban freight traffic microsimulation model. Results show that crowdshipping has the potential to mitigate last mile delivery impacts and effectively contribute in improving system’s performance.


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 19p

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  • Accession Number: 01763668
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRBAM-21-02544
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 23 2020 11:08AM