Placing a distribution micro-hub in the heart of the city brings products closer to the end consumer, making last mile deliveries as fast and efficient as possible. This concept also provides the opportunity to organise the available space for the orders closer to the customer.
In order to make more deliveries and to be closer to the city centre, Interparking and Ziegler have set up a first micro-hub in the Albertine car park near Sablon in the centre of Brussels. This innovative “last mile” delivery solution makes it possible to deliver large parcels to the heart of Brussels while generating very low, (often practically zero) CO2 emissions. Goods are transported by electric van from the main Ziegler distribution hub to the micro-hub located in the Albertine car park. From there, a Ziegler Cargo Bike is loaded for the morning delivery route. And then in the afternoon, the Cargo Bike returns to the micro-hub to pick up packages for a second round.
This approach is not only greener than traditional delivery, but it is also more efficient and optimizes sustainable mobility even further. It contributes to the decarbonization of city center delivery, all the while improving delivery performance.
We are continuing to experiment and innovate in order to offer new and even more efficient urban delivery methods and modes in order to serve our customers in more eco-responsible ways.