Brescia FUA


1. Frame Comprehensive Picture of freight transport& distribution related to
commercial activities in FUA Brescia;
2. Enable Private Sector, with direct participation of commercial activities, transport
and logistics operators in interviews to get actively involved in framing Brescia
FUA freight flows;
3. Hand over updated data, figures and information to Brescia FUA’s Public
Administrations to be used in elaboration of SULP and in ideation/implementation
of valid measures based on concrete knowledge of current FUA’s freight flows.

The Territorial Context

  • 293 KM2
  • 341.384 inhabitants;
  • 16 municipalities;
  • 18.750 productive activities, of which 7.191 related to distributive flows
  • 25 zones based on the criteria of ZIP code aggregation with simila
    concentration of the most important categories of commercial activities.

Results generated by the tool application

  • Less than 5% managed by the shop (EXW 4.7%; Off Truck 0.4%)
  • 60% of supplying process managed by third party providers
  • 5% “own account” managed by shop keepers
  • Load unit - Box (36.2%), Carton box (29.1%), Pallet (17.8%)
  • Delivery time: 57% less than 10’; 36% from 10’ to 20’; 7% more than 20’
  • Number of load per delivery: minimum 3.6 – maximum 29.5 – average 8.6
  • Point of delivery: 42% private area; 36% on street regular parking; 12% illegal
    parking or double lane; 10% public loading bay.

    Traffic counts with focus on
  • LTZ’s accesses due to high density of commercial activities and relevant
    freight flows into the city centre
  • Along two primary level roads (west and south orbital roads), due to high
    traffic flows.

    Brescia FUA

Freight Quality Partnership


  • Define together with Public and Private Stakeholders problems related to FUA traffic
    and freight transport
  • Define common objectives and agreement on solution to be applied, such as
  • Regulation of LTZ’s access, loading and unloading areas
  • Operation of the urban distribution platform La Piccola
  • ICT solutions for the regulation of freight traffic and operation (booking of loading and
    unloading areas) in the LTZ
  • Agree on FQP Charta;
  • Collect inputs for SULP;

Participants (Signatories):

Public Administration
  • Municipality of Brescia
  • Municipalities in Brescia FUA
  • Municipalities with relevant commercial and logistic hubs in Brescia Province – e.g. Iseo, Desenzano del Garda,
    Montichiari, Erbusco, Lonato del Garda, Salò;
  • Province of Brescia.
Sectorial agencies
  • Brescia Local Public Transport Agency
Associations and organisation
  • API – Associazione Piccole e Medie Industrie (SME association);
    Confartigianato (Association of Tradesmen and Artisans)
  • AIB (Industry association Brescia);
  • FAI - Federazione Autotrasportatori Italiani (Italian Road Haulage Association )
  • ASCAB – Associazione Spedizionieri Corrieri Autotrasportatori Bresciani (Association of courriers, haulage and freight
    forwarders of Brescia)
  • Confcooperative (Cooperative Business Association)
  • Confcommercio Commercial association)
  • Consorzio Brescia Centro (Brescia city center Consortium )
  • ALSEA (Brescia haulage and freight forwarders Association)
  • Confetra (Transport and logistics operators association)
  • Federazione italiana lavoratori trasporti CGIL (Italian Union of workers in transport sector);
  • Chamber of Commerce of Brescia;
  • Associazione Artigiani di Brescia e Provincia (Association of artisans of Brescia city and Brescia province);
  • AICAI - Associazione Italiana Corrieri Aerei Internazionali (Association of international air freight couriers);
  • Federazione Italiana Trasporti Fit- Cisl (Union of workers in transport sector;
  • Uilt-Uil Unione Italiana del Lavoro Trasporti (Union of workers in transport sector);
  • FITA-CNA (Road Haulage Association).
Infrastructure managers
  • A2A (Electricity distribution company )
  • Mercitalia logistics ( RFI rail infrastructure manager and rail freight terminal)

First FQP’s meeting held on December 20th 2017 with discussion on:

  •  SULPiTER in local context and Brescia FUA’s Freight Quality Partnership
  • Current policies and initiatives on freight logistics and transport inside FUA
  • Current distribution platform for goods in the city centre with ecological vehicles
  • Brescia’s PUMS and future SULP;

Upcoming work and meetings on:

  • Relations/connections between logistics platforms, linked to the large-scale retail trade
    and to the Montichiari airport) present in the FUA;
  • Effective policy tools
  • Impacts on the external road network and the historical centres of each municipality of
    the FUA;
  • Relations with industrial flows of goods.

Logistics Sustainability Index (LSI) – current situation

  • 4 of the 7 "impact areas" show urban freight distribution system having high
    level in following impact areas:
    1. Economy and Energy;
    2. Transport and mobility;
    3. Society;
    4. Social acceptance;
    LSI Brescia
  • Medium level:
    5. User uptake;
  • Very low level in:
    6. Environment;
    7. Policy measure maturity

    The SULPiTER project and the SULP that will be developed in FUA Brescia thanks
    to SULPiTER, will try to impact and influence measures and actions especially on
    these two impact areas.

To read more information on Brescia FUA see the poster here