Our research focuses on method-based and instrumentally-applicable support of planning and analysis of transport and logistics systems.
With the emphasis on intermodal transportation, we see the opportunity to adequately combine the specific technological strengths of different modes of transport, corresponding loading units, and transshipment technologies. What is adequate in this context can be determined by employing modeling, simulation, and optimization. Specifically, we investigate how the productivity and efficiency of intermodal transport can be increased. Furthermore, we consider society's view of achieving climate goals and reducing other external effects (realized via traffic avoidance, traffic reduction, and traffic shift to environmentally friendly modes of transport). The focus of the department is on the three economically and socially relevant research fields of intermodal transport chains, urban logistics and digital transport platforms.
How does the introduction of a city toll affect urban freight transport? How can the service network design of an intermodal operator be optimized or route planning be made more efficient for a freight forwarder?
The steel sector in Germany is undergoing a fundamental transformation. The set climate goals and the associated need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions must also be implemented in the steel industry, driving the transition of production towards green steel. We are exploring new approaches which are climate-friendly and quality-preserving.
By 2051, CT freight traffic is projected to increase by 73% compared to 2019. The rapid growth in CT freight traffic poses high demands on infrastructure and operational process efficiency. How can the development of a data space support this rapid growth?
We are exploring the strengthening of communication and networking between individual players in combined road/rail freight transport through digital, multi-sided transport platforms in order to make CT more attractive.
Expert meeting with representatives from German and European politics on September 15, 2023
We facilitate international exchange among researchers in the "Freight Transport Operations and Intermodality" field through the Special Interest Group B3 of the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS).
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