Print Email Facebook Twitter Design of a mobile depot for TNT Express Title Design of a mobile depot for TNT Express Author Knippenberg, N.J. Contributor Silvester, S. (mentor) Kuipers, H. (mentor) Faculty Industrial Design Engineering Department Industrial Design Programme Master of Science Integrated Product Design Date 2011-09-01 Abstract In cities throughout the world, and Europe in particular, the centers are being freed form motorized transport. The main reasons are reducing noize, emissions and congestion on the roads, creating a much more pleasant urban environmment. For TNT Express these developments pose problems for their deliveries and pickups, but as a very environmentally concerned company these problems provide a driving force to innovate in their processes in a sustainable way. Project City Logistics consists of multiple concepts regarding innercity deliveries. The focus is not exclusively on sustainability, but finding ways to retain access to the innercity and being flexible in deliveries and pickups. This project is about innercity deliveries using electrically assisted tricycles. The subject of this thesis is the development of a mobile depot, to be situated between TNT’s hub at Brucargo and the centre of Brussels. It will provide a storage and sorting centre for TNT parcels and the loading place for the tricycles. The tricycles will then be used to transport the parcels the ‘last mile’ to the delivery addresses in the inner-city. This way the tricycles’ supply is very effective, and reduces distances greatly. The mobile depot will also offer ‘value added services’ for the customer, such as the possibility for drop-off and pick-up at the mobile depot. The project consisted of defining the requirements for the design. These were set by multiple departments regarding safety, work environment, security of consignments etc. The advancing insight eventually led to a concept proposal. The concept is presented in 3D CAD renders and an animation. The drawings will be used to build the first fully functional Mobile Depot for a pilot in Brussels. Subject expresslogistics To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:10920d6d-30e4-42eb-bc76-dd976d9304e8 Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2011 Knippenberg, N.J.