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Module Transport logstics

Internationalisation of the economy influences global transport flows
The service and information society places increasingly higher demands on mobility and logistics. In addition to increased communication flows, internationalisation tendencies are leading above all to the increasing networking of goods flows. The share of globally procured goods is currently around 40 % - increases to half of the value of the procurement volume are expected by 2010 The strong growth in world trade is accompanied by a significant increase in the pressure on the global transport networks due to rapidly growing container transports in air and sea freight. The existing main routes between North America and Asia as well as Europe and America will take up further traffic on the one hand - on the other hand, further routes will gain in importance. Freight traffic within China is forecast to grow by more than 10 % per year.

New challenges in global transport networks
The progressive containerisation of international trade presents today's transport networks with new economic and ecological challenges. The future challenge is to estimate the changes in the mobility of both goods and people more reliably in order to be able to react with the right corporate and logistics strategies.

Integrated transport networks are a prerequisite for efficient transport logistics
In future, the management of intercontinental and intracontinental goods flows can only be guaranteed on the basis of integrated transport networks. Against this background, it is particularly important to ensure the efficiency of process handling and the environmental compatibility of the mode of transport selection. The networking of infrastructures and the creation of intermodality between modes of transport are prerequisites for the efficient and ecologically sustainable design of networks.

Learning Objectives

The module Transport Logistics covers the consideration of the global transport networks and their actors from a holistic and cross-carrier perspective and focuses on research approaches for cross-actor and cross-interface networking of logistics systems with the goal of an integrated improvement in performance and reliability throughout the entire network. The primary objective of the transport logistics courses is above all the intermodal perspective.

The Transport Logistics module covers the core areas of transport logistics infrastructures, technologies, services, information and communication technologies in transport as well as port and airport logistics. The basis for teaching is the imparting of basic knowledge and the development of solution competence through case studies of cooperating practical partners within the framework of the Transport Logistics event.


To complete the module, the courses "Intermodal and urban transport logistics" and "Digital networks in transport logistics" must be attended.


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