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City Logistics: Trends and Challenges

MAGAZINE №4(87) August 2018

AUTHORS ROZHENKO M.K. - Cand. of Phys.-Math.Sc., Associate professor, Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism, National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia)

CATEGORY Megapolis logistics


 Urban logistics seems to be a kind of «black box» for researchers and city authorities in the recent years, and as a result, a lot of research is limited to describing individual effects or setting out a course of planning a logistics system in urban conditions without taking into account some of its specific characteristics, such as influences of urban transport and environmental policy, urban spatial development; city authorities in turn prefer purely formal interaction with logistics companies and retail, introducing various kinds of prohibitive measures and without monitoring the results of their implementation. Thanks to the ongoing industrial revolution, radical changes are taking place, and digital technologies allow introduction of new management methods, which leads to fairly radical changes in city logistics. This article presents an overview of the changes that will affect the structure of the logistics chain. These changes are organized into 5 groups of factors: new technologies development, economic, environmental, social factors, external threats. Timely preparation for future changes will allow both logistics companies to correctly allocate available resources in the modernization of the logistics system, and city authorities to amend urban policy in the field of management and coordination of city logistics.

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MAGAZINE №1 (72) February 2016


CATEGORY Modern concepts and technologies in logistics and supply chain management Transportation 



The technological solutions for the horizontal transshipment of non-liftable semi-trailers allow the decision makers in the transport market to consider an additional transport alternative to road transportation in the mode choice decision: combined transport. This paper describes the status of the development of the combined transport of the non-cranable semi-trailers via horizontal transshipment solutions in Europe compared with Russia, where a lower market penetration ratio is registered. The prospects for the development of the combined transport with the horizontal transshipment technologiesin the Russian market as well as the major obstacles are presented. The significant market potential for the combined transport of the semi-trailers in Russia is observed. The results can be used as a decision support by government officials for the configuration of their specific transport policies as well as by logistics service providers to adjust their technology investment decisions.


MAGAZINE  №6 (59) December 2013

 AUTHOR  Klimenko V. V.


CATEGORY Global logistics projects Logistics infrastructure 


The article presents an overview of the most important existing and future sources of financing tools and transport and logistics infrastructure of the EU countries, in particular for the project of Trans-European Transport Network. In addition, it includes a discussion of these analytical tools on a background of changes in the basic policy framework. Overview for the most important applied and potential financial instruments and sources of financing of transport infrastructure in the EU.



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