Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Valencia: Low-noise and low-carbon freight delivery for Postal Operators to ensure last mile connections through optimized urban and long distance transport (POSTLowCIT)
Type of solution: Terminal: optimizing
Stakeholders involved: SOCIEDAD ESTATAL CORREOS Y TELEGRAFOS SA (Spain) (coordinator), EVARM, DEUSTO UNIVERSITY
The POSTLowCIT is a CEF financed project, within the Framework of Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).
The Action’s overall objective is the development of an efficient and sustainable postal urban freight delivery service for Correos – the Spanish universal postal operator – through the use of vehicles powered by alternative energies, which will contribute to reducing emissions, mainly of CO2 and nitrogen oxides (NOX), and reduce the noise associated with both urban and long-distance traffic, while maintaining quality standards.
The Action consists of a feasibility study to draw an Action Plan towards 2030, divided in three main points implemented by the POSTLowCIT project: the development of a distribution control system to ensure last mile fluid connections, the deployment of electric vehicles and lower emission traction technologies for long distances.
To the implementation of vehicles powered by alternative energies, a real-time data will be obtained from electric vehicles, which also include their intelligent charging stations, and trucks powered by Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), which will be implemented on long-distance routes as an alternative fuel in order to achieve an improvement of air quality.
It will also include the development of an advanced optimization system, which will harmonize the data obtained from fleet monitoring thanks to a network optimization system that will enable the elimination of critical bottlenecks in the freight transport network.
The Action will be implemented in four main urban nodes used as pilor tests within the Mediterranean corridor in Spain, namely, Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla and Valencia and the road connections that link them.