MAGAZINE  №4 (99) August 2020


CATEGORY  Megapolis logistics Simulation modelling



These days we can see a growing interest in city logistics. Agglomerations struggle with increasing transport flows which inevitably leads to traffic jams and ultimately to the emergence of road closures. Modern information technologies are of great importance in regulating such flows. Smart cities initiative which addresses numerous issues regarding information, technology, and communication in urban planning is related to these technologies. This concept has become increasingly popular among researchers from all over the world. Within the framework of city logistics, various tasks are solved in terms of content, including the problem of traffic regulation. Simulation technologies can serve as an excellent instrument to see how the implementation of intelligent transportation systems resolves this challenge. This article presents the results of applying an algorithm based on simulation of a transport infrastructure object which does not only provide a noticeable road congestion reduction but also a decrease in time spent by passengers in cars during traffic jams. Approximate calculations of socio-economic effects generated by implementation of the developed algorithm confirm the economic feasibility of its application in urban transport systems of megacities.


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 Keywords: city logistics passenger transportation urban transport systems transport infrastructure simulation modeling urban planning transport planning

Published in Megapolis logistics

MAGAZINE  №3 (98) June 2020


CATEGORY  Logistic infrastructure Analytics and reviews Logistic services market Transportation in logistics



Increasing competition in the international market of transport services, due to the accelerated economic growth of the countries of East and South-East Asia and the formation of international transport corridors bypassing Russia make it necessary to create a competitive Maritime transport and logistics infrastructure (MTLI) in the Caspian region, whose favorable geographical location allows realizing the foreign trade and transit potential of cargo transportation through the territory of Southern Russia.
Basing on the systematization of open data, the structural and content characteristics of the components of the following Caspian sea transport and logistics infrastructure is presented: sea ports of Astrakhan, Olya, Makhachkala; water, railway and automobile routes; and sea and water transport.
The study of the marine transport and logistics infrastructure of the Caspian region highlighted the following problems: low capacity utilization of ports, lack of awareness among shippers about the possibilities of a route across the Caspian sea; lack of rolling stock for freight traffic, including grain that can potentially be transported to Iran via Caspian sea ports; high workload of rail access to ports. The conclusion is formulated about the need for accelerated development of the Maritime transport and logistics infrastructure of the Caspian region based on the expansion of the sea ports specialization; construction of new ports in the cities of Kaspiysk and Derbent; development of the multi-modal route India-Iran-Azerbaijan-Russia.


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 Keywords:  transport infrastructure logistics infrastructure maritime infrastructure maritime transport Caspian region comparative analysis international transportation corridors sea port sea transport

MAGAZINE №4 (81) August 2017

AUTHORS  PONOMAREV E.V. - Postgraduate student, Leading FEA manager, Volga State University of Water Transport, Ltd Logistics Bureau (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)

CATEGORY  Modern concepts and technologies in logistics and SCM Analytics and reviews


 The relevance of the subject is due to the problem areas presence in the organization of products international delivery to the national market. In the present article, a number of historical examples of the application of the «just-in-time» concept principles in the processes of customs clearance and management of international transportation were considered. At the end of the article, conclusions were drawn about the existing business needs in additional developments (scientific and technical) in this area:
Algorithmization of customs clearance processes in order to reduce the time of goods release for free circulation and minimize the traders’ costs.
Balancing between the policy of protectionism and free trade.
Infrastructural changes related to customs posts and custom terminals.
The need for qualified personnel in the field of international transport management and customs clearance.
New objects of transport infrastructure that meet the requirements of modern markets for goods and services.

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MAGAZINE №2 (79) April 2017



ZABOEV A.L. - Cand.of Ec.Sc., Head of International Cooperation Division Scientific Center for Complex Transport Issues of the Ministry of transport of the Russian Federation (Moscow, Russia) 

CATEGORY  Analytics and reviews Global logistics projects Transportation in logistics



The article deals with road transport as one of the fast growing and market oriented transport modes in the context of globalization. It is noted that international road transport is one of the most overregulated types of economic activities that reduces the trucking companies efficiency and hinders the international trade. For many countries, especially landlocked, it creates additional barriers on access to world markets. The analysis covers the access of international road transport operators to the market in countries of Eurasia. The authors explore the transformation of the international road transport market. In particular, it is noted that the integration development is closely related to the mechanism of international road transport regulation. For example, the EEU deals with the process of road transport liberalization, which is multilateral in nature. At the same time, it is noted that typically in Eurasian countries agreements are mostly bilateral in nature, and with a number of countries such agreements do not concluded. This situation is an obstacle to further economic integration in Eurasia. For several logistics projects implementation, transit on the Eurasian territory it is advisable to develop harmonised bilateral agreements which provide different levels of liberalization that would allow moving gradually from one level to another. Also, the gradual transition from a bilateral to multi-party agreements is examined. It is noted that simultaneously with the liberalization of international road transport it is necessary to harmonize the conditions of access to the market for national carriers, as well as to create equal conditions of competition. The Quantitative Analysis of Road Transport Agreements (QuARTA) by the World Bank study was used as a methodology. The article discusses the prospects of economic integration in Eurasia in the field of transport, the processes of formation of new elements of logistics. 

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MAGAZINE №1 (72) February 2016

AUTHOR  TYULENEV K.G.Director of St. Petersburg branch office, DAS GLOBAL LOGISTIK, Lecturer, Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, National Research University Higher School of Economics (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)

CATEGORY   Reviews and Analytics  Transportation  Logistics infrastructure


Research article represents actual development of world container trade as priority factor strengthening overall production volume, investment demand, external economic cooperation and national transit capacity.
Global integration of transport processes, effecting on the decrease of involved operational costs, commonly provides competitiveness and sustainable quality of multimodal transport product.
Thematic significance refers to development of liner shipping organizational mechanism effectively integrating elements of transport complex.
Represented research is including concept of carrier’s assets investment strengthening competitiveness of national transport infrastructure and foreign trade.
In actual development trends, application of multimodal product for strategic cargo flows is efficient in complex integration with strategic priorities of liner container shipping industry.


MAGAZINE №6 (71) December 2015

AUTHOR  DUNAYEV O.N. Doctor of Economics, Professor, Chairman of the Committee on Logistics, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (Moscow, Russia)

CATEGORY Supply Chain Management Global logistics projects 


This article covers the analysis of logistics purposes which are connected with the features of a new stage of economic growth. Service economy is the core of this stage. Logistics purporses are the following: business processes integration, formation of new markets and entering existing ones, value added chain diversification and investment flow stimulation. Author analyses main driving factors for logistics in general and logistic service market in particular as well as competitive advantages formed by effective logistics and supply chain managenent technologies. Basic principles of innovative management approach and their application in logistics at both macro- and micro- economic levels are examined and examples of strategic objectives achievement with means of logistics are provided. The way and origin of economics at different views (such as industry, dimensional and institutional view) define transport infrastructure development level and quality as well as volume and structure of logistic service market. In return, logistics and investments in logistic infrastructure have direct impact on the national economics structure


MAGAZINE  №6 (59) December 2013

AUTHOR  Kokurin D. I., Nazin K. N.

CATEGORY Logistics infrastructure Terminology in Logistics and SCM Reviews and Analytics 


Despite widespread operational use of logistics infrastructure notion, definition of its economic essence and contents is associated with a number of serious theoretical and methodological differences. The authors of this article offer their own understanding based on a critical analysis of the existing viewpoints. 


MAGAZINE №5 (64) October 2014


CATEGORY Simulation Logistics infrastructure


The article describes the main problems of Russia's transport infrastructure, and in particular, in the Moscow region. As part of the decision of tasks demonstrates the use of simulation as the most effective tool for testing the design and investment decisions by the example of the construction of the Dmitrov interregional multimodal logistics center.



Published in Simulation modelling


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