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Smart and sustainable logistics

with less CO2 output

Fewer kilometres driven

Since 2016, Maastricht Bereikbaar has been committed to discouraging delivery and freight traffic from going on jobs during rush hour. We've also improved urban distribution, with the goal of reducing the number of kilometres driven and thereby also reducing CO2 emissions.

Reduction in rush-hour traffic

Companies can see results by making simple adjustments to their logistics process, such as planning night deliveries so that mechanics don't have to drive to the suppliers. The more efficient supply of delivery vans and digitizing order forms by using tablets are two additional examples. In recent years, Maastricht Bereikbaar has helped countless organizations reduce their number of rush hour deliveries. One such company was Houben Vastgoedservice. 'After Maastricht Bereikbaar made us aware of our transport movements, we changed our processes,' explains Bianca Houben. 'This resulted in us reducing our daily number of journeys by 211, which translates to 1,590 fewer kilometres driven.'

Smart and sustainable urban logistics

Sending and receiving packages, delivering goods, and collecting waste in the centre of Maastricht can often be done smarter, more sustainably, and more efficiently. An e-cargo bike or a compact DeliverEBike are just two examples of smart and sustainable alternatives to delivery vans in the city centre. Entrepreneurs in the city centre can try Maastricht Bereikbaar's e-cargo bike for free for two weeks. Participants were enthusiastic about the e-cargo bike, which saves considerable time in the city centre and has no time gains or losses for long distances. While slower on the road, the bicycle can be parked much more quickly.

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Rubber Resources

Recycling company Rubber Resources chose to import its rubber by sea, thereby avoiding the roads during rush hour. This concerns some 8,000 tonnes or 425 containers per year. On behalf of Maastricht Bereikbaar, Bureau Voorlichting Binnenvaart examined how inland shipping can improve the accessibility of the region. Read or watch how Rubber Resources made the transition from road to water transport.


Paper producer Sappi collaborated with Maastricht Bereikbaar on smart forms of transport. By switching to water and rail transport, Sappi was able to remove roughly 3,500 lorries from the road.

Participation in URBACT network

Together with nine other cities, Maastricht Bereikbaar joined the URBACT network in 2017, with the goal of finding joint solutions to the rapid increase in freight traffic in major cities.

Read more about our participation in the following documents:

For more information, contact one of our logistics project leaders.

Mark Luikens
Projectleider Logistiek
Françoise van den Broek
Projectleider Duurzame Stadslogistiek
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