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Controlling costs of urban distribution


Objective of the project

The objective of the City-Line project is to connect urban logistics operators through an intelligent IT solution in order to offer shippers a one-stop shop that optimizes their operational transport costs while minimizing the environmental impact.

Achieving an urban distribution combining economy and ecology is therefore complex. The City-Line project provides answers to the following needs:

  1. To make synchromodality for urban distribution competitive;
  2. To facilitate the development of an economically viable urban distribution which minimises CO2, NOx and noise emissions in city centres;
  3. To answer to the challenges (congestion, relationship with the end customer, etc.) related to the atomization of the flows of goods to be delivered in the city.

The project City-Line has been approved by the Logistics in Wallonia Cluster in the framework of Plan Marshall of the Walloon Region.

Contribution of Multitel

Multitel, with its IoT & Embedded systemsdepartment in particular, has acquired extensive experience in the field of logistics traceability. Multitel is mainly involved in the WP 4 «Intelligent containerization», requiring its specific skills. Interactions with the WP 1 “IT platform” will also be necessary to ensure the integration of these different communication tools. Finally, Multitel will participate in the testing of these integrated tools as part of WP 3 “use case”.


The City-Line project proposes to develop a platform that brings together several types of urban transport operators and which relies on 4 deliverables:

  1. a collaborative business model and a sustainable governance;
  2. a bi-objective algorithm that optimizes economic impact while minimizing environmental impact;
  3. a connected urban container, communicating to facilitate transhipment operations and temperature monitoring;
  4. a software solution that integrates and synchronizes the operation of different elements.


  • Le Coursier wallon


  • Multitel
  • ULiège
  • Urbike
  • TNPS
  • IT-Optics
  • e-farmz
  • TFCo
  • Brasserie Artisanale de Namur

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