- 8 March 2021
- Transport / Logistics Services
UK Zero-emissions last mile delivery company Zedify has received a £50,000 grant to open a new e-cargo-bike delivery hub in Edinburgh. The aim is to help tackle air pollution in the city.
Zedify has 10 urban delivery hubs around the UK, including Glasgow, London Cambridge. Packages sent to Edinburgh customers will be delivered by e-cargo-bikes.
Zedify Edinburgh’s Charlie Mulholland said, “We’re delighted to have received this boost to our operation in Edinburgh, which will support us to grow our green logistics service and help the city tackle congestion and air pollution.”
This project is supported by the South East of Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran), by funding from the Smarter Choices Smarter Places fund and the European Union Interreg North Sea project SURFLOGH.
Working alongside Edinburgh Napier University & SEStran, SURFLOGH aims to research and catalogue sustainable commercial business models for urban last mile logistics, developing blueprints which can be replicated using the Zedify pilot case study from Edinburgh alongside pilots in Sweden, the Netherlands and Belgium.
SEStran Chair Councillor Gordon Edgar said, “Increasingly we see a strong appetite for moving more goods by sustainable means as well as evidence that consolidation is currently being undertaken successfully by operators like Zedify. This willingness can be exploited by exploring opportunities to enhance and introduce infrastructure that will facilitate modal shift as well as building on consolidation efforts by providing facilities that enable multiple loads to be transported on the ‘last mile’ by a single vehicle or cycle logistics. Innovative initiatives like our partnership with Zedify have the potential to not only make a significant positive contribution to the health and wellbeing of those who live in the region but also economic growth.”