Freight Transport

Module aims

  • The impact of recent trends in logistics and supply chain management on freight transport. 
  • Presentations on the strategic, tactical and operational levels of freight transport. 
  • Routing and scheduling methods used in tour and load planning. 
  • The developing field of mobile communication in freight transport. 
  • City logistics: the problems and solutions for freight transport in cities. 
  • The specialist fields of port logistics, construction logistics and hazardous material transport. 
  • Freight flow modelling techniques as used in national, regional and urban planning. 

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing this module, students will possess a good understanding of freight transport, know fundamental concepts and principles in logistics, and acquire basic quantitative skills in freight planning. 

Module syllabus

Session

Topic

Staff

Lecture 1

Introduction to freight transport

PA

Lecture 2

Infrastructure and modes, UK trends, and case studies

PA

Lecture 3

Logistics concepts

Tutorial 1: Introduction to Matlab

PA

Lecture 4

Outsourcing, Freight Planning part I

PA

Lecture 5

Freight Planning part II

Tutorial 2: Shortest path algorithm

PA

Lecture 6

Routing and scheduling

Tutorial 3: Tour planning

PA

Lecture 7

Construction logistics

PA

Lecture 8

Mobile communication and positioning, city logistics

PA

Lecture 9

Port logistics

PA

Lecture 10

Hazardous materials, freight flow modelling, course review

PA

Pre-requisites

Co-requisite: CI9-T-24 Ports and Maritime Transport

Teaching methods

This module includes ten two-hour lecture sessions, three tutorial sessions where basic quantitative methods in freight planning will be exercised, and two courseworks.

Assessments

Information will be provided separately.

Module leaders

Dr Panagiotis Angeloudis