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Boeing Horizon X and Terreno Join the Urban Freight Lab

Boeing Horizon X and Terreno Join the Urban Freight Lab
Boeing Horizon X and Terreno Join the Urban Freight Lab
January 23, 2019   //   

JANUARY 23, 2019  The Urban Freight Lab (UFL) announces two new members: The Boeing Company’s venture capital arm Boeing Horizon X and real estate investment trust Terreno Realty Corporation.

Boeing Horizon X was established in 2017 to invest in technologies that are relevant to the aerospace giant’s industrial frontiers, ranging from 3-D printing and autonomous drones to satellite communications and hypersonic flight.

Terreno specializes in infill industrial assets in coastal markets, with a presence in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Northern New Jersey/New York City, Washington, D.C., and Miami.

“Terreno and Boeing Horizon X are exciting firms and we look forward to working with them,” said Barb Ivanov, UFL director.

Boeing Horizon X and Terreno brings UFL’s industry membership to 12, representing retail, freight carriers, transportation and logistics professionals, manufacturing, real estate developers and operators. Membership is limited to 15.

UFL is a strategic research partnership between its industry members, researchers, and the City of Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). The chief benefit of UFL membership is the opportunity to collaborate with both private- and public-sector decision-makers targeting shared goals. UFL researchers investigate problems, collect and analyze data, and pilot test promising low-cost, high-value strategies on city streets.

The UFL’s current focus is on improving operations of the Final 50 Feet of the urban goods delivery system, which begins when trucks pull into a parking space—in load/unload spaces at a curb, alley, loading bay, or loading dock—and tracks the delivery process inside buildings until the customer takes receipt of their goods.

About the Urban Freight Lab (UFL): An innovative public-private partnership housed at the Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center at the University of Washington, the Urban Freight Lab is a structured workgroup that brings together private industry with City transportation officials to design and test solutions around urban freight management.

About the Final 50 Feet Research Program: The Urban Freight Lab’s Final 50 Feet research program designs and tests solutions to improve delivery at the end of the supply chain—beginning at a load/unload parking space at the curb, in an alley, or in a private loading bay, and maneuvering through sidewalks, intersections, and building security, and ending when the customer takes possession.