CityHub: Empowering Sustainable Logistics
CityHubs are the missing piece of the puzzle that is Sustainable Logistics. To compete with conventional logistics approaches we need small scale distribution centers.
In a constantly growing logistics market all big carriers ( DHL, dpd, ups, etc.) are struggling to effectively change their operation to be smarter and more flexible but at the same time more sustainable. What all of them are missing is local distribution centers (cityhubs) suited for smaller and more sustainable delivery vehicles such as cargo bikes or cargo trikes.
The existing infrastructure being mostly located in the city’s outer skirt does not meet the needs of fast, flexible and sustainable logistics.
Platform for Sustainable Deliveries
We, ImagineCargo, offer a platform for sustainable urban logistics services with a focus on sameday and express deliveries for eCommerce businesses. To provide the best service quality possible in as many cities as possible we’ve built a network of cycle messengers and cycle logistics operators. Being new to the parcel business they often lack the ability to receive and commission bigger quantities of parcels. To be able to address eCommerce businesses without a network of local stores or warehouses though, we as a platform operator need to enable our partners to do so.
The neutral ground of Sustainable Logistics
This is where the idea of a neutral CityHub open to all sustainable logistics operators as well as their customers comes into place: ImagineCargo is prototyping such a hub in Berlin. Between Kreuzberg, Neukölln and Friedrichshain it’ll be perfectly located to serve as a CityHub for deliveries within these districts.
We’re therefore reaching out to potential partners and customers as well as sustainable logistics companies interested in participating in a pilot phase.