WIT Press


Future Trends And Driving Forces In Transport And Logistics

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040491

Volume

75

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

266 kb

Author(s)

D. Langer & G. Mattrisch

Abstract

In this paper trends and developments in the international transportation and logistics economy are depicted. Key driving forces are discussed, and their mid and long-term impacts on urban environments are sketched. The conclusion is drawn, that the challenges caused by strongly increasing transport volumes can only be met by comprehensive, integrative approaches. Keywords: transport, logistics, transport policy, future trends. 1 Introduction What are the most crucial issues in urban transport and the environment, currently and in the future? One obvious answer would be that increasing volumes, quality, and performance of freight transport, for they cause essential impacts. This development is a worldwide one, and there is no indication of decreasing problem pressure. The dimension of this future challenge can be illustrated b

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