Skip to main content

Towards Innovative Freight and Logistics

Towards Innovative Freight and Logistics

Corinne Blanquart, Uwe Clausen, Bernard Jacob

ISBN: 978-1-119-30777-8

Jun 2016, Wiley-ISTE

438 pages


Product not available for purchase


Freight transport faces a dual challenge: it must satisfy the demands of globalized trade and meet environmental requirements. In this context, innovation is a crucial topic to enable the transition from the current transportation and logistics system to a sustainable system.

This book provides an overview of the latest technological innovations in Europe and worldwide, based on ICT and new vehicle concepts, for all modes and all scales (urban, regional, national or international).

The authors consider innovation supply, the process of innovation and innovative business models. Some perspectives and solutions are proposed on the deployment of innovation, specifically concerning the transformation of the organization of the system and the relationships between industry, governmental players, operators and users. 

Acknowledgments xix

Preface xxi

Introduction xxv
Corinne Blanquart, Uwe Clausen and Bernard Jacob

Part 1 Optimization of Freight and Logistics 1

Chapter 1 Smart Logistics Corridors and the Benefits of Intelligent Systems 3
Maarten Oonk

Chapter 2 Evaluation of the Road Transport Management System: A Self-Regulation Initiative in Heavy Vehicle Transport in South Africa 15
Paul Nordengen and Oliver Naidoo

Chapter 3 Freight Really Flexible in the Timetabling Process for a Mixed-Use Rail Network? Some Considerations Based on French Experience 29
Camille Morvant

Chapter 4 The Routing Problem of an Innovative Urban Freight Distribution Scheme 45
Elvezia Maria Cepolina and Alessandro Farina

Chapter 5 Information Sharing in Last Mile Distribution: Lessons Learned from a Pilot in Oslo 61
Olav Eidhammer and Jardar Andersen

Chapter 6 Freight Distribution Based on Delivery Area Booking 75
Bertrand David, Salima Hassas, Véronique Deslandres, René Chalon, Danièle Patier, Jean-Baptiste Thébaud and Pierre Descombes

Part 2 New Vehicle Concepts 89

Chapter 7 Swedish Roadmap for High Capacity Transport (HCT) 91
Jerker Sjögren and Helena Kyster-Hansen

Chapter 8 Targeted Selection of Overweight Vehicles in Norway 105
Erlend Aakre, Thomas Engen and Isabelle Roche Cerasi

Chapter 9 Possible Impacts of Increasing Maximum Truck Weight: Finland Case Study 121
Lasse Nykänen and Heikki Limatainen

Chapter 10 SARTRE Automated Platooning Vehicles 137
Eric Chan

Chapter 11 Maintenance-on-Demand Concepts for Commercial Vehicles: The MoDe Project 151
Thilo Bein, Matthias Raushenbach, Dominik Elberskirch, Thomas Bonnot, François Philip, Pascal Kemps, Bart Peeters, Henrik Huovila, Peitsa Turvanen, Elias Khoury, Bob Thomas and Andreas Schirling

Chapter 12 Facilitating Modal Shift by an Innovative Inland Vessel and Logistics System 169
Sandra Stein, Jan Kaffka, Daniel Diekmann, Uwe Clausen, Nenad Zrnic and Wilfried Sihn

Chapter 13 Navigator 2020 - Innovation in Inland Waterway Transport 185
Michael Fastenbauer, Andreas Bäck and Gudrun Maierbrugger

Part 3 Governance and Organizational Issues 197

Chapter 14 Development of a Holistic Approach Fostering Innovation Uptake in the Logistics Area 199
Jannicke Baalsrud Hauge, Kostas Kalaboukas, Kahina Hamadache, Paola Lupieri, Margherita Forcolin, Hans Westerheim, Nils Meyer-Larsen, Alberto Capella, Gunnar Stefansson and Violeta Roso

Chapter 15 Transformation of the Danube Ports into Logistics Centers and Their Integration in the EU Logistics Network 217
Sanja Bojic, Milosav Georgijevic and Dejan Brcanov

Chapter 16 How to Create a Management Structure for Transport Corridors 231
Maria Öberg, Kristina Nilsson and Charlotta Johansson

Chapter 17 The Role of Human Factors in Rail Freight Innovation 245
Carlo Vaghi, Philip Wheat, Ines Österle, Alberto Milottia and John Nellthorp

Chapter 18 Enhancing the Ramp-Up of a New Contract Logistics Business by Developing a Workers' Requirements Matrix 259
Katharina Winter, Christiane Geiger an Uwe Clausen

Chapter 19 Engaging City Stakeholders to Achieve Efficient and Environmentally Friendly Urban Freight Movements 275
Thomas Zunder, Paulus Aditjandra, Jarl Schoemaker, Konstantina Laparidou, Carlo Vaghi and Ines Österle

Chapter 20 Energy-Efficient Urban Freight Logistics: the Set-up and Operation of Freight Quality Partnerships in European Cities 289
Dimitrios Tsamboulas and Panayota Moraiti

Part 4 Assessment Framework and Future Steps 307

Chapter 21 How Green are the TEN-T Core Network Corridors?
George Panagakos and Harilaos Psaraftis

Chapter 22 The Role of Corridor Development in Boosting the European Industrial Future Based on Northern Scandinavian Mines 325
Jenni Echhardt and Jarkko Rantala

Chapter 23 Effect of a Full Internalization of External Costs of Global Supply Chains on Production, Trade and Transport 337
Lóránt Tavasszy, Jorrit Harmsen, Olga Ivanova and Tatyana Bulavskaya

Chapter 24 A City Distribution Impact Assessment Framework 353
Susanne Balm, Cathy Macharis, Lauriane Milan and Hans Quak

Chapter 25 Evaluation of the Urban Freight Transportation (UFT) Projects 369
Tatiana Graindorge and Dominique Breuil

Chapter 26 The Unknown Part of the Transport System: the Light Duty Vehicle 385
Michel Savy and Sabrina Tenfiche

List of Authors 397

Index 405