Since the dawn of the new millennium, the internet-coupled growth of trade has amplified the global demand over freight transport. E-commerce, high-tech warehousing, just-in-timeproduction system etc. have augmented the vitality of urban freight transport. While the relevance of freight transport is evident from the fact that it accounts to 40% of Indian logistics costs, there is increasing societal pressure to abate the adverse impacts of freight activity.Planning is hence inevitable on short-term operations, medium-term tactics, and long-term strategies.Here, the different stakeholders in freight transport need to shake hands; the Transportation Systems Engineering group of IIT Bombay and the VREF’s Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems, RPI initiate this workshop with that vision.
Mumbai is one of the best Indian spots to house such an initiative.Mumbai port has experienced a significant growth in freight volume movement—from 26.71 million tons to 56.17 million tons—in the last decade, with obvious impacts on the Mumbai urban freight transport. At the same time, the municipal octroiposts at roads across Greater Bombay limits have seen a revenue increase from Rs. 1,420 crores to Rs. 2,920 crores.It is important now more than ever before, for decision makers of various sectors, truckers, port freight operators, urban freight companies etc. to indulge in a discussion with academia, and acquire the state-of-the-art in a global perspective.
Program OverviewProgram session titles include:
- Urban Freight Systems – Needs and Issues
- Public Sector Policies and Strategies
- International Experience and Case Studies on City Logistics and Urban Freight
- Freight Systems Modelling and Technological Solutions
- Panel Discussion on Way Forward for Freight System Research in India
The speakers are world renowned experts in the above areas. The talks would include practical applications, government policies, decision making, methodologies and technology for freight modelling and optimization, innovative solutions and experiential results.
For registration to workshop, download the form, fill it, and send it along with a DD of an appropriate amount to one of the coordinators. Registration fee covers a registration kit, lunch, and tea during the workshop. The registration details are:
|Employees of Government/academic organizations||Rs. 2000|
|Employees of private organizations, companies etc.||Rs. 4000|
Send the filled form along with DD in favor of 'IITB UFT2014' to Prof. Gopal R. Patil, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400076.
April 9th, Wednesday
|8:30 AM onwards||Participant Registration|
|9:20 AM to 10:10 AM||Inaugural Function|
|10:10 AM to 10:30 AM||Tea Break|
|10:30 AM to 1:00 PM||
Session 1 : Urban Freight Systems: Needs, Issues, and Way forward
|1:00 PM to 2:00 PM||Lunch|
|2:00 PM to 3:15 PM||
Session 2 : Public Sector Policies and Initiatives
|3:15 PM to 3:30 PM||Tea Break|
|3:30 PM to 5:00 PM||
Session 3 : International Experience and Case Studies: Part 1
April 10th, Thursday
|09:20AM to 11:00 AM||
Session 4 : Freight Systems Modelling and Technological Solutions: Part 1
|11:00 AM to 11:15AM||Tea Break|
|11:15AM to 01:00 PM||
Session 5 : Freight Systems Modelling and Technological Solutions: Part 2
|01:00 PM to 02:00 PM||Lunch Break|
|02:00 PM to 03:30 PM||
Session 6 : International Experience and Case Studies: Part 2
|03:30 PM to 04:00 PM||Tea Break|
|04:00 PM to 05:00 PM||Valedictory Function|
Who Should AttendThe workshop will be ideal for decision makers in both government and private sectors, transportation and logistics researchers, truckers, freight operators at ports and airport, urban freight companies, and businesses that have significant urban goods movement/ delivery.
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Powai, Mumbai 400076, India
The Transportation Systems Engineering Group (TSE) of the Department of Civil Engineering is actively involved in innovative research and expert teaching. The group has a rich history and strives to be the highest-ranked in the country and among the best-rated departments in the world. Since its inception, it has provided technical expertise at the national and local level transport planning activities in India. TSE now takes the initiative of strengthening industry-academia interactions in freight activities of our country, by organizing this workshop on ‘Urban Freight Transport: A Global Perspective’