Guadalajara Mexico – cyclelogistics consultancy GiZ

    • Consultoría logística urbana, Projects, Proyectos, Urban logistics consultancy
    • consultancy, cyclelogistics, decarbonisation, GiZ, Mexico

For 4 years, the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) has served as technical advisor in charge of the #SustainableTransportProgram that the governments of Mexico and Germany launched in September 2019 to execute the COP21 agreements. The program has aimed to support Mexican institutions in various lines of work to reduce emissions generated by freight and passenger vehicles. In this framework, Capillar IT has contributed since September 2019 to implementing innovative measures in Jalisco as a pilot region of the country, and more specifically in the field of the sustainability of urban logistics in the metropolitan area of its capital, Guadalajara. The result shows that collaboration and cyclologistics are essential to transform cities into more sustainable and efficient environments.

In collaboration with GIZMx and local partners as SEDECO – Secretaría Desarrollo Económico, its AEPEC – Alianza Empresarial Por El Clima, AEEJ – Agencia Para La Energía Del Estado De Jalisco,  and the DMTG – Direcciónde Movilidad y Transporte de Guadalajara, Capillar IT has arrived to lead a consortium with CIRCE and Txita to provide an innovative approach to urban logistics in Guadalajara, focusing on cyclologistics and electrologistics, implemented with local companies #FAWTrucksMéxico, Grupo Vanguardia, Voltax, Aprecio, Juanito Zepeda, Grupo Cebada, Craft Distribution, and Casa Belot. This approach has demonstrated the potential to not only improve city logistics, but also lay the foundations for a sustainable transformation of commerce and urban infrastructure.

The project has combined the analysis of supply and demand to identify strategic niches, highlighting the agri-food sector, especially in attention to the HORECA channel. Through a series of pilots combining cyclologistics and electrologistics, we have been able to quickly prototype solutions and generate evidence that feeds a roadmap that can be replicated in other cities. These pilots have shown significant reductions in emissions (up to 70%) and costs (between 15 and 25% for participating companies), and have improved working conditions and operational efficiency, doubling the salary compared to the minimum in the sector. and reducing kilometers traveled by up to 40% and service times by up to 25%. In addition, the study of the energy impact provides essential data for the planning of electric stations, marking a path towards cleaner and more efficient logistics.

The collaboration between the different actors and the focus on cyclologistics have been essential to show how to face the challenge of a decarbonized last mile. The results obtained not only highlight the potential for reducing emissions and improving efficiency, but also provide a set of key recommendations so that other cities can replicate this methodology. This project is a clear example of how innovation and collaboration can make a difference not only to reduce emissions and improve air quality, but also to improve economic competitiveness and align urban development with the resilience of the city.


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