Topic Area B: Freight Transport and Logistics

 

Topic Area B includes freight carried by all modes of transport, with a strong focus on the way in which freight modes are integrated, and in particular, the importance of intermodal transport and the relationship between freight transport and logistics management. Themes concerned with spatial aspects at many different levels are also included, from global freight and logistics networks to the challenges of urban freight and city logistics. The contribution of freight modelling to decision-making and policy development, the application of ITS and the growing importance of humanitarian logistics are also part of the topic area. Environmental issues and the theme of sustainability are now of major relevance to many fields of freight transport and logistics. Papers concerned with sustainability and environmental issues will be allocated to session tracks in line with the main focus of the paper.

 

SIG B1 – Logistics and Freight Transport Operations

Upcoming Events

Details of upcoming events will be announced soon.

Group Objective

This Special Interest Group (SIG) focuses on research that connects logistics and freight transport operations, addressing local, regional, national or global issues affecting different transport modes.

Membership

Membership of the Group is open to everyone with a research interest in this area. Membership of the WCTRS is encouraged but not required. To join the Group, or for more information, please contact one of the Co-Chairs listed below.

SIG B1 Co-Chair – Shaoxuan Liu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

SIG B1 Co-Chair – Aseem Kinra (University of Bremen)

SIG B1 Co-Chair- Kun Wang (University of International Business and Economics)

 

SIG B3 – Freight Transport Operations and Intermodality

Upcoming Events

Intermodal Freight Transport Meeting at the 5th ICPLT

The Special Interest Group B3 on Intermodal Freight Transport will be holding a meeting at the virtual Interdisciplinary Conference on Production, Logistics, and Traffic.

Where: Virtual Conference

When: 17 and 18 March 2021

Further info: Further details regarding the date and time of the meeting can be found shortly on the conference website

Group Objective

SIG B3 focuses on connecting logistics and freight transport operations. As such our SIG covers freight transported by all modes of transport with a strong focus on how freight transport modes are integrated – in particular, the importance of intermodal transport and the relationship between freight transport and logistics management and the effects of related ICT solutions.

Our principal objectives are:

  • Providing a platform for researchers, managers, and policymakers to exchange ideas, theories, and methods in the field of freight transport operations and intermodality
  • Organizing and coordinating sessions on freight transport operations and intermodality at the WCTR conferences
  • Contributing to research activities in the field of freight transport operations and intermodality
  • Fostering cooperation with various research organizations

Membership

Membership of the Group is open to open to any researchers, industry managers, executives and policy makers with research interest in the subject area. Membership of the WCTRS is encouraged but not required. To join the Group, or for more information, please contact one of the Chairs listed below.

SIG B3 Chair- Ralf Elbert (University of Darmstadt)

SIG B3 Co-Chair- Jason Monios (Kedge Business School)

SIG B3 Co-Chair – Maja Piecyk (University of Westminster)

SIG B3 Co-Chair – Gunnar Stefansson (University of Iceland and Chalmers University of Technology)

Further Information

For further information please visit also our LinkedIn group.

SIG B4 – Urban Goods Movement

Upcoming Events

Details of upcoming events will be announced soon.

Group Objective

This Special Interest Group’s (SIG) objective is to support a network of urban goods movement researchers and encourage the development of new research techniques in this area.

Membership

Membership of the Group is open any academic or practitioner with an interest in the subject area. Membership of the WCTRS is encouraged but not required. To join the Group, or for more information, please contact either of the Chairs listed below.

SIG B4 Chair- Michael Browne (University of Gothenburg)

SIG B4 Chair- Anne Goodchild (University of Washington)

 

SIG B5 – Freight Transport Modelling

Freight Transport Modeling in Emerging Countries edited by Ioanna Kourounioti, Lorant Tavasszy and Hanno Friedrich available to purchase now through the WCTRS/Elsevier Book series

The latest title in the WCTRS/Elsevier Book Series, Freight Transport Modeling in Emerging Countries edited by Ioanna Kourounioti, Lorant Tavasszy and Hanno Friedrich, a SIG B5 initiative is now available to purchase. Please see the Elsevier webpage for further information.

Upcoming Events

Details of upcoming events will be announced soon.

Group Objective

This Special Interest Group’s (SIG) objective is to support the sharing and discussion of the advances in a range of mathematical models relating to freight transportation.

Membership

Membership of the Group is open anyone with a commitment to the subject area. Membership of the WCTRS is encouraged but not required. To join the Group, or for more information, please contact either of the Chairs listed below.

SIG B5 Chair- Lori Tavasszy (Delft University of Technology)

SIG B5 Chair- Bart Jourquin (UCLouvain)