Reservation system LDP
Reservation system logistical decoupling points in development
Logistical decoupling points (LDP’s) are getting important to provide urban areas more efficiently. Large-scale logistics sites on the outskirts of cities are not the only solution for this. Companies can probably start working faster and more effectively with a flexible network of small-scale LDP’s. Such decoupling points can also be offered by logistic companies themselves. TLN and evofenedex will therefore start a pilot in April, whereas experiments with LDP’s can be carried out at available spaces of transporters and shippers.
To organize their logistical process as efficiently as possible, carriers and shippers drive with the largest vehicles to urban areas. Because they often cannot enter the city with the complete vehicle (combinations of LHVs), there is a growing need to unlink vehicle parts. But unfortunately, there are still insufficient suitable possibilities for this.
Quiet places on the route
Companies need quiet places, which are conveniently located on the route, which are often available and where there is little risk of damage or blockage by other vehicles. Research shows that there is a need for a network of small decoupling locations where carriers and shippers can safely and efficiently disconnect. To inform and guarantee the availability of these LDP’s when a carrier arrives, a reservation system is required.
Small disconnection locations are sufficient
It has also become clear that the optimum LDP locations for companies vary considerably and that large parking and decoupling locations at central locations in a region have little added value. Small facilities along the optimal route offer more possibilities. The need for these small-scale LDP’s can be met by carriers and shippers who have space available during the day because their own cars are on their way. The ideal is a network of small-scale LDP’s that carriers and shippers can use in a flexible way (comparable to Airbnb). Clarity about the exact location and availability of safe decoupling locations is then a precondition for success.
To a network
In consultation with companies and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, evofenedex and TLN have therefore taken the initiative to set up a network of small-scale LDP’s and to support this with a digital reservation system. This system will be ready for testing around April 2018. In the future, this system can be scaled up internationally and also include future large-scale LDPs. With their pilot project, TLN and evofenedex want to work towards a situation in which carriers and shippers can continue and expand the network of LDP’s and the reservation system itself.
To make local decoupling locations really successful, more actions are needed. For example, it is important to start using the LDPs in practice, so that not only the users benefit, but also the providers. In the start-up and deployment phase, the use of the LOPs will still be limited and the business case for providers still uncertain. Companies that have to invest in order to guarantee the safety of parked semi-trailers and trailers will not want to take this step without compensation. We also have to learn in the start-up phase how we can further develop the reservation system effectively and in an easy to use way. And how we can stimulate and train planners to use LDP’s for a more efficient logistical process.
Paul Swaak i.s.m. TLN en evofenedex
vraagt om toegang tot een Wiki die Je hebt vergrendeld: https://dutchmobilityinnovations.com/spaces/72/talking-logistics/wiki/view/24560/truckbreak-nl-logistic-decoupling-points-and-parking