Micro-Depots - the new Last Mile logistics
Cities should become greener and more sustainable. With micro-hubs, we create logistical locations in the network of cities and private individuals where goods arrive via established parcel and general cargo logistics networks and from there are finely distributed with CO2-neutral small vehicles. This enables emission-free delivery and saves time and costs. Because the hub avoids second-row parking and optimizes handling and storage processes through time-shifted deliveries on the last mile.
Quartiers-Hub in Hamburg's Holstenstraße
Space for logistics, mobility, and social projects.
The Quartiers-Hub on Holstenstraße in Hamburg combines logistics, mobility and social projects at one location. It brings together the users Karin and Walter Blüchert Memorial Foundation, the district street social work Ottensen, Dein Topf, CityLog, GLS and Hermes in a multi-user approach in a previously vacant SAGA building. The joint project celebrated its opening on 17.02.2023 and was developed within the framework of the EU funding project Move21, which includes further projects until April 2025. The aim of the project is to find innovative solutions in the area of passenger and goods transport for the reduction of climate-damaging transport emissions. The Depot is, therefore, home to a food bank run by DeinTopf, a social counselling centre, and a transshipment point for parcel service providers to cover the last mile by cargo bike. In Hamburg, the Altona district office, the Senate Chancellery, the Ministry of Economics and Innovations, Hafencity University and DB Station&Service AG, Smart City | DB form the project consortium.
The new Micro-Depot at Alex
Micro depots second location
As a second location, Smart City | DB is now opening the new Micro Depot directly at the Berlin Alexanderplatz train station, exit Gontardstraße, Dirksenstraße 2, 10179 Berlin. The new multi-user depot is located in the center of the city, is functional and tailored to the needs of the users and offers easy access.
Micro-Hub at the Te-Damm in Berlin
A research project in a strong partnership.
On October 1, 2020, we opened a micro-hub at Tempelhofer Damm in cooperation with the district of Tempelhof-Schöneberg as project initiator, which is partly funded by the BMVI and co-financed by us. A hub that reflects the aspects of functionality, aesthetics and sustainability in almost all construction elements and provides the prerequisites for the use in partnership and opening for further logisticians, retailers and start-ups. The four-year partnership lays the foundation for the development of further stations and other cities.
Are you a consignor, logistician or supplier of vehicles/technology? You would like to expand your customer base and your operating area? Use the Hub as a test area and help shape the future of city logistics.