Explore event: Optimizing Flows

Urbanization leads to increasing movements of people, vehicles and goods in an ever demanding urban environment, with increasing pressure on cities as a result. Smart, efficient and innovative solutions are needed to optimize the movements and flows.

Transportation through the waterway networks by using new distribution technologies and infrastructure promises to have vast potential in providing an integrated logistics concept for the city of Amsterdam. This opens up a world of opportunities – and challenges – for future sustainable logistics and e-commerce. In this first Cumulus Park Explore Event together we will dive into the topic of logistic solutions by using the waterways, from two different perspectives.

Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions

In developing the world’s first fleet of autonomous floating vessels for the city of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) set-up a 5 year research project and collaboration. The research is focused on investigating the potential of self-driving technology to change our cities and their waterways. Roboat is the world’s first major research program on autonomous floating vessels in metropolitan areas.

Amsterdam Logistic Cityhub

Amsterdam Logistic Cityhub (ALC) is building a unique, versatile logistics hub with 125,000 m2 of ultra energy-efficient warehousing and office space near the centre of Amsterdam. With the port and ring roads within arm’s reach, the canal network and the city centre of Amsterdam will become accessible with zero emissions from 2021.