WIT Press


The Logic Of Future Logistics

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT010001

Volume

52

Pages

9

Published

2001

Size

883 kb

Author(s)

E. Djabarian & G. Mattrisch

Abstract

This paper describes trends and developments in international transportation and logistics. Key driving forces are pointed out, and the research methodology is shown. Selected results with regards to technical, organizational, and commercial aspects are discussed and transferred into a future scenario of the international logistics business. 1. Introduction The situation of urban transport and the environment is increasingly affected by the volume, quality, and performance of freight transport. This statement is valid nearly all over the world, and it will be valid for the next decade, at least. Concerning Western and Central Europe, future volumes are widely known: PROGNOS forecasts 2.476 billion tkm in 17 Western European countries by 2010 (1998: 1.791), and 298 billion tkm in some five Eastern European states (1998:226) (1). This is

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