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Recent Advances in City Logistics: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on City Logistics

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22 Jun 2006
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
556 pages - 156 x 234 x 30mm


Urban freight transport has become an essential issue in urban planning. There are many challenges and problems relating to increasing levels of traffic congestion, negative environmental impacts and energy consumption. To cope with these complicated problems, new city logistics schemes are required that are aimed at increasing the efficiency of urban freight transport systems as well as reducing traffic congestion and impacts on the environment. Recent developments in ICT (Information and Communication Technology) and ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) help tackle these difficult problems. As well, the corporate social responsibility of shippers and freight carriers promotes public-private partnerships in urban freight transport planning. This book, "Recent Advances in City Logistics", is an outcome of the Fourth International Conference on City Logistics (City Logistics IV held in Langkawi in 2005) organised by the Institute for City Logistics. It includes recent developments in the modelling, evaluation and planning of city logistics schemes. Since city logistics measures have already been implemented in several cities, a review of the performance of these innovative schemes is presented. As well, an overview of the data collection for modelling, evaluating and benchmarking city logistics schemes and intermodal freight transport for city logistics is given. Recent developments and applications of ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) in city logistics are covered. It outlines developments in modelling, evaluation, and planning of city logistics schemes. It reviews performance of existing innovations, and presents an overview of data collection techniques.
Preface. Data collection for modeling, evaluating and benchmarking city logistics schemes. (E. Taniguchi, R. G. Thompson and T. Yamada). Intermodal transport and city logistics policies. (T. Nemoto, M. Browne, J. Visser and J. Castro). Application of a tour-based model to simulate freight distribution in a large urbanized area. (F. Russo and A. Carteni). Mars - A Programming language for solving vehicle routing problems. (A. Galic, T. Caric and H. Gold). An experimental study on the performance of probabilistic vehicle routing and scheduling with ITS. (N. Ando and E. Taniguchi). Modelling the effects of city logistics schemes. (T. Yamada and E .Taniguchi). Demand models for city logistics: a state of the art and a proposed integrated system. (F. Russo and A. Comi). Planning on-street loading-unloading spaces considering the behaviour of pickup-delivery vehicles and parking enforcement. (N. Aiura and E. Taniguchi). The influence of transportation network reliability on city logistics. (R. Raicu, S. Raicu and M. Popa). Keeping of delivery time windows by considering actual and expected traffic situations in transport planning. (D. Wild and C. Glucker). The future of city logistics: estimating the feasibility of home delivery in urban areas. (J. Visser and K. Hassall). Introducing high productivity vehicles into Australia: Two case studies with different regulatory mechanisms. (K. Hassall). Modelling multimodal freight transport: Impacts of network improvement in urban areas on inter-regional freight transport. (B.F. Russ, T. Yamada, J. Castro and T. Ito). Evaluation of logistics performance for freight mode choice at an intermodal terminal. (P. Kunadhamraks and S. Hanaoka). Evaluation of a freight auction in an urban transport network. (P. Jonkman, E. Taniguchi and T. Yamada). Evaluating toll measures on urban expressway considering the behaviour of several stakeholders associated with urban freight transport. (E. Taniguchi and D. Tamagawa). Securing the logistics of the shopping mall. (K. Button, R. Stough and M. Thibault). Night-time delivery restrictions: a review. (M. Browne, J. Allen, S. Anderson and A. Woodburn). Cost structure of highway construction and maintenance: How should we levy taxes on freight vehicles?. (Y. Misui and T. Nemoto). Effectiveness and feasibility of innovative freight strategies for the U.S. urban areas.(K. Kawamura and Y. Lu). A methodology for evaluating urban freight projects. (R.G. Thompson and K. Hassall). Analysis of the effects of a cooperative delivery system in Bangkok. (A. G. Qureshi and S. Hanaoka). A study on the performance of probe vehicle data. (K. Yamane, E. Taniguchi, T. Fushiki and K. Kimita). Benefits from changes in scale in sustainable city logistics. (J. C. Rijsenbrij). Fighting the windmills: Survey results on urban freight policies between Spain and the Netherlands. (J.H.R. van Duin and J. Munuzuri). Efforts to make distribution and transportation more efficient through cooperation among Japanese companies. (K. Hayashi, H. Ono and Y. Yano). New concepts and organisations for the last mile: French experiments and their results. (D. Patier). Bases for a policy for the development of logistics platforms in the Metropolitan Zone of Mexico City. (A. Lozano, J.P. Antun, C. Santos, R. Alarcon, F. Granados and R. Hernandez).Transportation demand management: experiments in Akihabara 2004. (H. Ishida, E. Taniguchi, T. Hyodo, A. Sasaki, H. Ando, K. Ikeda). Pilot demonstration of a web-based load zone reservation system. (J. Munuzuri, J. Larraneta, J.N. Ibanez and G. Montero).City logistics in China: An overview. (W. Qiu, F. Yang and D. Yang). The integration of urban goods transport and delivery in the development of municipal mobility plans in the Walloon region: Towards a comprehensive and cross-sectional approach. (W. Debauche, D. Laffineuse, D. Borsu and A. N'diaye). B2C E-commerce: impact on transport in urban areas. (K. Esser and J. Kurt). A framework to scope logistics initiatives. (J.W. Joubert and H.W. Ittmann). Retailers distribution and local time window policies. (H. Quak and R. de Koster). Using daytime population for dangerous goods vehicle route planning. (K. H. Lau). A conceptual framework for solving the multiple depot probabilistic vehicle routing problem with time window (MDPVRPTW). (S. Samanta and M. K. Jha). A genetic algorithms-based decision support system for transportation infrastructure management in urban areas. (M.K. Jha, K. Kepaptsoglou, M. Karlaftis and J. Abdullah). Off-peak freight deliveries to new york city:challenges and policy measures. (J. Holguin-Veras, J.M. Polimeni and B. Cruz).

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