An Experiment Cooperative Parcel Pick-Up System Using the Internet in the Central Business District in Tokyo

Inefficiency in urban freight transport is partly resulted from a number of uncontrolled trucks of different carriers entering the business districts, in order to quickly respond the shippers’ pick-up requests. To improve this situation, a cooperative pick-up system by the internet was experimented in Tokyo downtown area, in an effort of public-private partnership involving stakeholders concerned. In the experiment, we tried to standardize the data and messages and proposed an internet system to match transportation demand (cargoes) and supply (trucks) automatically, expecting more convenient ordering for the shippers, less frequent pick-ups for the carriers, and less congestion for the society. It was found that a small number of shippers used the system since the participating shippers were doubtful of its convenience, while the system did not cause any technical problems. The economic analysis, however, suggests that we could introduce favorable conditions to increase the participation of shippers and utilization of the system.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: First
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 309-320
  • Monograph Title: Logistics Systems for Sustainable Cities

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01002712
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0080442609
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2005 9:24PM