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TRA705 Urban Freight Logistics

TRA705 Urban Freight Logistics

Course code: 
TRA705
Course name: 
Urban Freight Logistics
Program of study: 
Master of Science in Logistics
Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Urban Freight Logistics
Course name in Norwegian Nynorsk: 
Urban Freight Logistics
Campus: 
Molde
Credits: 
7.5
Level of study: 
2. syklus (master)
Teaching semester: 
2017 Vår
Assessment semester: 
2017 Vår
Language of instruction: 
Engelsk
Language of examination: 
Engelsk
Language of litterature: 
Engelsk
Recommended previous knowledge

Same as the requirements for the MSc Logistics program. A background in Microeconomics and Transport Economics is recommended.

Course content

The urban freight markets. The role of different players, including terminals. Different market requirements and technical and organizational solutions. The connections to urban planning and urban structure. Organisation and governance of urban freight logistics, including regulatory frameworks, land use aspects and environmental issues. The role of urban freight logistics in modern supply chains. Current trends and developments will also be addressed.

Learning outcome

To achieve advanced knowledge about urban freight logistics, with main emphasis on the urban freight market characteristics, planning and regulatory issues.

The successful candidate should have

  • obtained a good overview of urban freight markets, including the role and functions of terminals
  • obtained knowledge about the regulatory and planning framework within which the urban freight players are operating
  • obtained knowledge to compare more environmentally-friendly alternatives (alternative fuel vehicles, better information systems for information sharing and route planning) with current urban freight transport systems
  • obtained in-depth knowledge about selected aspect of urban freight transport and logistics through analysis of current research
  • improved his/her analytical and writing abilities through the process of assignment writing
Working and learning activities

3 hours of lectures at different weeks

Curriculum

Required reading is given in fronter at the semester start.

Book to be announced.
Articles and handouts.

Obligatorisk arbeidskravAntall arbeidskravPåkrevde arbeidskravFremmøteKommentar
Seminar-/samlingsdeltagelse RequiredActive participation in seminars is mandatory. For each seminar, a written summary and short analysis of the literature discussed at that seminar should be submitted. The submissions will be graded pass / non-pass.
Obligatoriske arbeidskrav:
Mandatory coursework:Seminar-/samlingsdeltagelse
Courseworks given:
Courseworks required:
Presence:Required
Comment:Active participation in seminars is mandatory. For each seminar, a written summary and short analysis of the literature discussed at that seminar should be submitted. The submissions will be graded pass / non-pass.
VurderingsformGrupperingVarighetVarighetstypeKarakterskalaAndelKommentarHjelpemidlerHjelpemidler
SkoleeksamenIndividuell2timerBokstavkarakter (A - F)100 Alle trykte og skrevne hjelpemidler + kalkulator med tomt minne
Vurderinger:
Form of assessment:Skoleeksamen
Grouping:Individuell
Duration:2
Type of duration:timer
Grading scale:Bokstavkarakter (A - F)
Proportion:100
Comment:
Supported material:
Support material:Alle trykte og skrevne hjelpemidler + kalkulator med tomt minne