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Inner cities breathe a sigh of relief

RMS MOOVE enables sustainable last mile logistics through containerisation. To achieve this, we combine technologies from the aviation industry for easy handling of interchangeable containers with emission-free e-mobility. The results are time-saving processes for the last mile at existing inner-city sites.

Initial situation

Germany’s climate goals are based on the Paris Climate Agreement. This means
climate neutrality by 2045.

Current emission levels are to be more than halved by 2030.

But when it comes to concrete implementation, cities and communities often fail due to lack of funding.

Cities also have a traffic problem:

between 2009 and 2019, road freight traffic has increased by 20 percent.

The increased traffic volume leads to congestion, dangerous parking situations and poor air quality.

Logistics is also coming under increasing pressure to operate more sustainably despite strong growth.

E-commerce is an important driver; in 2020, the CEP industry recorded a growth of 10 per cent to over 4 billion shipments.

Due to the increase in the B2C sector, inner-city logistics space is now particularly scarce – and still in hot demand. And there are also bottlenecks in terms of personnel.

Cities need a ssustainable, but standardized solution that relieves inner-city space and the traffic situation.

CEP service providers feel the pressure towards sustainability, but can only use an economical, scalable system.

Voll beladenes Lastenfahrrad im Einsatz

David and Goliath – bike and van

Cargo bikes have what it takes to revolutionise inner-city transport. They offer significant advantages over vans when it comes to delivery in big cities:

  • They are up to 60% faster.

  • They emit up to 99% less CO2.
  • They are often more cost-efficient!

  • They ease the staffing problem and the search for drivers.

  • They take up less space on the road and are quieter.

The disadvantage: the range and loading capacity of cargo bikes are comparatively low.

The solution: RMS MOOVE

Car parks become micro-hubs

The short range can be compensated by strategically placed micro-hubs. Car parks offer a lot of potential as logistics areas, which we use specifically in the RMS MOOVE system:

Space availability: less individual traffic leads to less capacity utilization and more space for alternative use.

Proximity to the city centre: car parks are strategically well located but are not in public spaces.

Lease Costs: Prices for logistics real estate have already risen sharply. Economic synergies result from the use of existing buildings.

Innovative containerisation

The RMS MOOVE system is inspired by the containers and roller tables used in aviation. Through containerisation, we are reinventing the swap body for the cargo bike and unlocking numerous advantages:
The load is homogenised, making goods handling not only safer but also easier.
This increases productivity and reduces vehicle downtimes.
In combined transports, standardised containers ensure maximum ease of handling.
The handling of individual consignments is significantly more cost and time intensive.

Efficient parcel handling

The RMS MOOVE components are designed for efficient, but above all safe handling. Everything interlocks in the overall system:
The container system corresponds to the basic Euro-pallet (EPAL) size. It is compatible with most modes of transport and can be easily integrated into existing processes.
MOOVE decks and the container holder have rollers for easy loading and unloading. The height of vehicles and decks is perfectly matched. This makes the loading process very ergonomic.

Would you like to learn more about
RMS MOOVE and meet the makers?

Then write to us!

The RMS MOOVE-TEAM

Jörg Reithmeier

Managing Director / CEO

Mario Traunspurger

Project Engineer

Silke Flamm

Management Assistant

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