New Freight Quality Partnership

A new Freight Quality Partnership has established in Rotterdam (NL).

The Freight Quality Partnership (FQP) has been established between the municipality of Rotterdam, the Verkeersonderneming (a co-operative organization of the municipality, Rijkswaterstaat and the Port Authority Rotterdam) and several companies with a strong record in the area of sustainable transport.

Roadmap
Under chairmanship of Prof. Lorant Tavasszy, Delft University, the parties committed to a roadmap with 4 chapters: technology, logistics, behavior and regulation, with the mission to achieve a state of “zero-emissions” in the inner city by 2020. Rotterdam is partner with Delft University of Technology and TNO, core research partners of the VREF Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems.

The FQP has been established as part of their commitment to the CoE to develop Rotterdam as a living lab.

For further information, please contact Lorant Tavasszy: lori.tavasszy@tno.nl


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