This is why the Cycling Logistics Association supports the Logistics Day
Three questions for Dr.-Ing. Tom Assmann, Chairman oft he German Cycle Logistics Association.
Why does the German Cycle Logistics Association support Supply Chain Day?
Dr..Ing. Tom Assmann: From our point of view, the action day offers an ideal oppurtunity to show what logistics can do and how future-oreinted and sustainable it is. Modern cargo bikes and cargo trailers can play an important role in this and at the same time offer a great showcase for interested parties on this special day.
To what extent can cargo bikes change urban logistics?
Dr..Ing. Tom Assmann: Studies have shown that 30 percent oft the parcel volume in inner cities could be delivered with cargo bikes. This makes them a real game changer in urban logistics. Our industry report from January 2022 shows that this potential is increasingly being recognised and exploited: sales of predominantly commercially used cargo bikes have increased by 33 percent compared to the previous year, and the turnover has even grown by 58 percent to 120 million euros. Companies in our sector are currently advertising numerous jobs because they are growing strongly.
What actions do you have planned for Supply Chain Day?
Dr..Ing. Tom Assmann: Our association members have organised a number of events for 21 April. Among other things, the Institute for Logistics at Otto von Guericke University in Magdeburg is launching a series of guest lectures on logistics. The series will be launched with the Supply Chain Day. The series is under the patronage of the Ministry for Regional Development and Transport of Saxony-Anhalt and will run until 23 June 2022.