From Chicago to ParisTakanori Sakai, a PhD student from the University of Illinois at Chicago (supervising Professor Kazuya Kawamura), spent three weeks at IFSTTAR on the Metrofreight Paris team during September-October 2015. Takanori worked with Adeline Heitz and Adrien Beziat on a comparison between Paris and Tokyo regarding the location of warehouses. Takanori benefited from receiving a VREF grant. From Colombia to ParisRead more >
MetroFreight News & Announcements
The Urban Freight Platform (UFP) organized an international research seminar on urban freight. The focus of the seminar was presenting international and local urban freight research on a wide range of urban freight issues, including presentations by the international speakers Laetitia Dablanc (IFSTTAR, University of Paris-Est) and Paola Andrea Cruz Daraviña (University de los Andes, Bogota), complemented with presentations by researchers from the UFP.Read more >
More than 20 MetroFreight researchers gave presentations at the 2015 International Urban Freight Conference on October 21-23, 2015, in Long Beach, California. The conference was established in 2006 and is held every two years. Organized by the METRANS Transportation Center, the purpose of I-NUF is to provide a forum for multidisciplinary research on all aspects of urban freight. The presentations are as follows:
Mehrdad Aliasgari: A Cost-Effective Smartphone Solution for Traffic Management in Marine Ports
Omer Benli: Supply Chain Planning Models under Possible Job ActionsRead more >
METRANS now has a blog and the first entry features Geraldine Knatz. Her topic is "Public Investment in Seaports: Have We Reached the Tipping Point?
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Laetitia Dablanc, a Research Director at IFSTTAR (Paris, France), one of the core partners in CoE MetroFreight, was invited to present VREF Theme Urban Freight at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Expert Meeting on Sustainable Freight Transport, which was held in Geneva on Oct 14-16, 2015. The discussions addressed challenges and opportunities for urban freight systems, and how these can best be addressed in order to seize opportunities, particularly in developing countries' megacities.Read more >