- Volume 22 Issue 4
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Environmental impact assessment for city logistics distribution systems
- Guo, Jidong (Department of Economics and Management, Institute of Disaster Prevention Science and Technology) ;
- Ma, Shugang (Business School, Hebei University of Economics and Business)
- Received : 2016.10.05
- Accepted : 2017.04.22
- Published : 2017.12.31
The external diseconomy is hampering sustainable development of the city logistics sector. Burdens on urban environment imposed by the city logistics industry have been put in the spotlight. Based on the principle of Life Cycle Analysis, the comprehensive environment impact for city logistics systems is measured. Firstly, with the city logistics service chain as a whole, its business processes and their interactions with environment are analyzed. In total four types of major environment impact categories are determined. Secondly, case study is made on three city logistics operators located in Jing-Jin-Ji region of China with different business modes, respectively self-operation mode, joint distribution mode and the
Environmental impact;Joint distribution;Life cycle analysis;Urban logistics distribution;3PL
Supported by : Hebei Province Social Science Foundation
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