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On the Impact of Open Parcel Lockers on Traffic

Center for Energy, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Giefinggasse 4, 1210 Vienna, Austria
Executive Board, Storebox Holding GmbH, 1050 Vienna, Austria
Logistics and Transport Management, University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna, 1020 Vienna, Austria
Center of Transportation System Planning, Vienna University of Technology, 1040 Vienna, Austria
Variocube GmbH, 4020 Linz, Austria
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Sustainability 2021, 13(2), 755;
Received: 5 December 2020 / Revised: 29 December 2020 / Accepted: 7 January 2021 / Published: 14 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Transportation)
The last-mile in the courier express parcel (CEP) sector is the most challenging part of the overall transport chain. This is, among other reasons, because many recipients are not at home when deliveries take place. On the other hand, it is for many recipients inconvenient that they have to collect their parcels at different pickup shops varying from logistics service provider (LSP) to LSP. One solution is to employ (open) parcel lockers which are conveniently located for recipients and which allow successful (first) deliveries for LSPs. In this paper, we investigate the impact of parcel lockers with respect to traveled distances as well as CO2 emissions. We show that under certain situations, parcel lockers positively contribute to both aforementioned performance indexes. Based on our observations, we formulate recommendations how to support the implementation of parcel lockers. View Full-Text
Keywords: CEP last-mile; parcel lockers; impact assessment; city logistics CEP last-mile; parcel lockers; impact assessment; city logistics
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Prandtstetter, M.; Seragiotto, C.; Braith, J.; Eitler, S.; Ennser, B.; Hauger, G.; Hohenecker, N.; Schodl, R.; Steinbauer, M. On the Impact of Open Parcel Lockers on Traffic. Sustainability 2021, 13, 755.

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Prandtstetter M, Seragiotto C, Braith J, Eitler S, Ennser B, Hauger G, Hohenecker N, Schodl R, Steinbauer M. On the Impact of Open Parcel Lockers on Traffic. Sustainability. 2021; 13(2):755.

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Prandtstetter, Matthias, Clovis Seragiotto, Johannes Braith, Sandra Eitler, Bernhard Ennser, Georg Hauger, Nina Hohenecker, Reinhold Schodl, and Matthias Steinbauer. 2021. "On the Impact of Open Parcel Lockers on Traffic" Sustainability 13, no. 2: 755.

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