Are City Logistics Solutions Sustainable? The Case of Cityporto

  • Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu Laboratoire d'Economie des Transports
  • Joelle Morana Laboratoire d'Econoòie des Transports


Urban logistics is a field that studies the best solutions for urban freight distribution with high environmental objectives. However, most actions are started by public authorities without taking into account the impacts of the new organizational schemas in the existing distribution enterprises’ organization. This paper proposes a case study from Padova, Italy: the city logistics system Cityporto, from which the sustainability of such systems is discussed in a Sustainable Development point of view, for both enterprise and collective dimensions, in order to relate the particularities of city logistics to the corresponding supply chains, i.e. to global logistics.


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Author Biographies

Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu, Laboratoire d'Economie des Transports
Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the French National Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS), and member of the Laboratoire d'Economie des Transports (LET). He obtained his Civil Engineering Master’s degree in 2003 at INSA Lyon (France) and passed his Ph.D. in operations research in 2008 at Politecnico di Torino (Italy). His PhD thesis deals with urban freight distribution solutions and two-echelon vehicle routing problems. His research interests include city logistics planning and policy, decision support systems, transportation systems optimisation and performance, sustainable supply chain management, and collaborative transportation.
Joelle Morana, Laboratoire d'Econoòie des Transports
Joëlle Morana is an Assistant Professor of Financial Control, Logistics and Strategy at the University Lyon 2 (France), and member of the Laboratoire d’Economie des Transports (LET). Her research interests include performance management in a logistical context, Supply Chain Management strategy and information systems. She has published several papers on these topics. More details about her career are available at


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How to Cite
Gonzalez-FeliuJ., & MoranaJ. (2010). Are City Logistics Solutions Sustainable? The Case of Cityporto. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 3(2).