Possible methods of application of electronic freight and warehouse exchanges in solving the city logistics problems
In general terms, electronic freight and warehouse exchanges are virtual market places established for the harmonization of freight demand and supply. Due to their characteristics, however, these may be also suitable for the division of capacities (capacity load and storage capacity) of certain freighters and forwarders. Upon these trade directed to cities may be optimized, as groupage transport may be organized to cities, or within these to districts, considering, at the same time, the possibility of acquiring back haul, as well. In addition to this, by the division, optimal exploitation of freight capacities trade directed to the cities may be significantly reduced with the application of a transfer location in the outskirts of the city and a related warehouse exchange.