Hello Zuidas Mei/Juni editie #55

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Mobility

MOBILITY

AMSTERDAM UMC PILOTS

Jesse Warnaar, Jurgen van den Hazel, Ron de Lang

As a leading international location, ongoing innovation is crucial for Zuidas. Take the food supply chain to the district’s many food outlets and catering venues. Research shows that distribution for food services is creating major complications in the district. Fortunately, there’s also a lot of interest in bringing about changes. Now, a partnership between Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Local2Local and Hello Zuidas is tackling catering logistics. The primary goal of this project is a more sustainable logistics chain of locally-sourced products for caterers and restaurateurs in Zuidas. Currently leading the pilot is Amsterdam UMC’s VUmc location. Ron de Lang, hospitality and patient nutrition manager at VUmc, and AUAS students Jesse Warnaar and Jurgen van den Hazel will be working with Local2Local to assess if food boxes, fruit baskets and/or shared catering logistics can be replaced by local products and fewer transport movements. The pilot will take place until December 2021. 60