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Freight Transport Modeling in Emerging Countries - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128212684

Freight Transport Modeling in Emerging Countries

1st Edition

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Editors: Ioanna Kourounioti Lorant Tavasszy Hanno Friedrich
Paperback ISBN: 9780128212684
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st October 2020
Page Count: 284
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Freight Transport Modeling in Emerging Countries examines freight transport models developed in emerging countries including Turkey, South Africa, India, Chile, and more. It provides a toolbox of successful freight transport model applications, alternative data collection methods, and evaluation techniques for the development of future policies. The book offers solutions for issues related to the urban, national, and international transportation of goods and examines new advances in freight transport models and data collection techniques and their applications in emerging countries.

Emerging countries have unique transport-related policies, regulatory structures, logistics systems, and long-term uncertainties that hinder their economic development. This book tackles these issues by examining decision-making models for locating logistics sites such as ports and distribution centers, modeling urban freight movements in megacities and port cities, using existing datasets to get information when data is not available, implementing policies related to the national and international movements of goods, and more.

Key Features

  • Includes a wide variety of opinions and approaches from subject matter experts around the world
  • Utilizes a case-based approach
  • Includes a range of learning tools that feature chapter openers, end of chapter questions, a glossary, and more
  • Examines new advances in freight transport models and data collection techniques


Freight transportation researchers and graduate students. Freight transportation policy makers, practitioners

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    2. Issues in Freight Transport Modelling for Developing Countries
    3. Regional Freight Transport Modelling
    4. A methodology for disaggregated national freight demand modelling in emerging economies
    5. Disaggregated national freight demand modelling in emerging economies:
    6. Stakeholder consultation in freight transportation decision making in port cities
    7. Freight Modelling and Policy Analysis for Megacities
    8. Belt and road: more competition between sea and rail? A generalized cost approach
    9. Re-Designing the Maritime Transport Network
    10. Large-scale facility development to support logistics activity in urban areas
    11. Application of aggregate data to predict container terminal daily workload
    12. Tax revenue data processing for modelling
    13. Conclusions


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About the Editors

Ioanna Kourounioti

Ioanna Kourounioti, Technical Expert, Smart Freight Centre in Amsterdam. She researches the behavior between the different actors of the supply chain and has co-authored more than 20 scientific publications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Technical Expert, Smart Freight Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Lorant Tavasszy

Lóránt Tavasszy, Professor of Freight and Logistics at the Delft University of Technology, Chair of Freight Transport and Logistics at Delft’s Transport Institute, and Fellow of their Research School for Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics. His research lies in the linkages between logistics, freight transportation and spatial systems. He has authored or co-authored more than 170 scientific publications, is the co-editor of Modelling Freight Transport, and has served as principal investigator for EU projects in transport, multimodal transport modelling, cost-benefit analysis, and strategic environmental assessment

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Freight and Logistic, Delft University of Technology and TNO, Delft, The Netherlands

Hanno Friedrich

Hanno Friedrich, Assistant Professor of Freight Transportation - Modelling and Policy at Kühne Logistics University. He researches freight transport demand modelling, transport economics, risk management in transport and logistics, and food logistics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Freight Transportation - Modelling and Policy, Kuhne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany

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