Our concept

Our city hubs for efficient and emission-free last-mile logistics consist of recycled freight containers assembled into a modular construction that enables a flexible and cost-effective solution.

The terminals consist of goods reception, area for reloading and intermediate storage, offices, meeting rooms, dining rooms and cloakrooms. Furthermore, the terminals have a number of gates / parking spaces for most efficient cross docking from semi-trailers and large electric trucks to smaller electric trucks, electric vans and electric cargo bikes. The terminals also have integrated charging capacity for both fast charging and night charging of electric vehicles.

Drawing, front, DB Schenker
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A collaboration between public and private actors

The Cityhub concept has been developed in collaboration with MMW Arkitekter AS, Spesialcontainer AS and our customers. Furthermore, we have a close and good collaboration with landowner Oslo Havn KF, which has arranged good plot areas for the terminals, and Oslo Municipality through the Urban Environment Agency, which has arranged for increased power supply to the area and the terminals. The current establishments at Filipstad would not be possible to implement without extensive cooperation between public and private actors.

Several cities and towns demand multihub solutions

Cityhubs works on several city hub projects across the country where there is a need for centrally located consolidation centres, so-called multihubs. Due to scarcity of space and a desire to reduce traffic in central areas, increasingly more cities and towns are demanding multihub solutions. Successful city terminals require good locations, i.e. locations at traffic junctions where semi-trailers / large trucks have access directly from the main road network and can reload to smaller, emission-free vehicles for direct distribution to end users in the city.

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Drawing, front, perspective, DB Schenker
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Efficient goods distribution is combined with reduced traffic and greenhouse gas emissions

A Cityhub is in practice a significant environmental measure where efficient goods distribution is combined with reduced greenhouse gas emissions and reduced traffic. With the establishment of DB Schenker Oslo City Hub as the world’s first of its kind, and a 100% conversion from diesel to electric transport, Oslo has received an environmental benefit corresponding to a reduction of approx. 400 tonnes of CO2 per year. With the two new terminals that have now been established for Posten Norge and DHL Express, respectively, this environmental benefit increases to almost 1,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.