Committed to decarbonised city delivery for more than two years, GEODIS is adding to its urban logistics services by partnering with the Alsatian company, Urban Logistic Solutions (ULS), to supply merchants and individuals in Strasbourg’s city centre using a pusher-barge system and e-bikes. This partnership is one of the initiatives undertaken by GEODIS to deliver to 37 metropolitan areas of France using decarbonized means by 2024.
GEODIS has selected ULS, winner of the call for proposals by the Eurométropole de Strasbourg and Voies Navigables de France for the creation of an urban logistics river shuttle combined with an e-bike delivery service. Packages and pallets deposited by GEODIS at rue de Dunkerque are sent by barge to quai des pêcheurs [Fishermen’s Wharf] – in the immediate vicinity of Grande Île – where electric bike couriers equipped with trailers take over the last few meters to deliver to shops/merchants and individuals.
In addition to these city centre delivery activities, GEODIS Strasbourg makes nearly 400 daily deliveries throughout the metropolitan area thanks to approximately 15 low-emission vehicles – electric or biogas-powered (CNG) vehicles.
“The solution developed in Strasbourg meets our customers’ high expectations, and is a concrete solution to reduce CO2 emissions associated with transporting goods in the city centre. It is part of our approach to low-carbon urban logistics,” explains Stéphane Cassagne, Executive Vice President of GEODIS Distribution & Express line of business.