Integrated Transport Logistics Workshop



Southampton University
Boldrewood Campus Burgess Road Southampton S016 7QF  


27/02/2015 - 10:00 am


27/02/2015 - 3:00 pm

The growth in global trade continues to increase the complexity of multimodal transport logistics. Inefficiencies in the transport system cause lost revenue, spoiled goods and also has a negative impact on the environment.

Many organisations have recognised that even minor improvements in the integration of transport logistics will have multiple benefits to stakeholders operating in the freight and transport sectors. A wide variety of projects have been funded by organisations such as the European Commission and the European Space Agency (ESA).

This workshop will outline some of these projects and identify lessons learnt and investigate how projects can be evolved to provide sustainable benefits to international industry.

The discussion and findings of the workshop will also inform ESA in developing future transport programmes and help shape funding opportunities that reflect the needs of the integrated transport logistics community.


  • Identify current state of the art for Integrated Transport Logistics
  • Review historic projects that have addressed multimodal  Integrated Transport Logistics  and understand role of ESA and EU Programmes (e.g. Artes 20, Horizon 2020, INTERREG)
  • Outcomes of the various ESA Integrated Transport Logistics projects
  • Examples of Integrated Transport projects from other organisations (e.g. TRL)
  • Quantified examples of how efficient multimodal systems improve profitability (especially reduce energy – key theme of industry)
  • Determine what impact has been made in the “real world” through various projects and how adoption could be improved


  • Who benefits from and integrated logistics systems – who pays?
  • How can savings and benefits be quantified?
  • Is the logistics ‘efficiency gap’ a technical or commercial challenge?
  • What will be the main drivers to logistic improvements?  (e.g. reliable mobile connectivity, increased sales over internet, growing economies – western and less developed countries)
  • What Space services will be required? How will they differ from what is already available?
  • How can energy efficiency be improved by integrated logistics?

Who should attend? 

  • Academic – Multimodal and logistics specialist
  • Vendors
  • Software (Logistics)
  • Tracking services
  • In vehicle/vessel equipment manufacturers
  • Infrastructure vendors
  • Service Companies

Market sectors: 

  • Ports
  • Distribution Hub operators
  • Highways Agency
  • Local development authorities
  • End users – car importers, FMCG
  • Trade Associations
  • Rail hub, rolling stock and network operators

To register for the workshop, please click here.

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