The 12 th International Conference on City Logistics CITY LOGISTICS 2023


The 12 th International Conference on City Logistics- CITY LOGISTICS 2023

UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX (19-21 Juin) In-person and On-line




The Twelfth International Conference on City Logistics will be held on 19th June – 21st June 2023 at Bordeaux University (, following previous International Conferences on City Logistics that took place in: July 1999 in Cairns, Australia, June 2001 in Okinawa, Japan, June 2003 in Madeira, Portugal, July 2005 in Langkawi, Malaysia, July 2007 in Crete, Greece, June 2009 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, June 2011 in Mallorca, Spain, June 2013 in Bali, Indonesia, June 2015 in Tenerife, Spain, June 2017 in Phuket, Thailand, June 2019 in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Urban freight transport has become an important issue in urban planning. There are many challenges and problems relating to increasing levels of traffic congestion, environmental impacts and energy conservation. In addition, freight carriers are expected to provide higher levels of service with lower costs. To address these complicated and difficult problems, numerous city logistics schemes have been proposed and implemented in several cities, including: cooperative freight transport systems, urban consolidation centre, advanced information systems, public freight terminals, the regulation of load factors, and off-hour delivery. City logistics schemes are relatively new concepts that are aimed at increasing the efficiency of urban freight transport systems as well as reducing traffic congestion and impacts on the environment. However, new visions, technologies, and policy measures need to be developed and studied before city logistics schemes can be effectively deployed. Moreover, any risks due to natural and manmade disasters should be incorporated in city logistics schemes.


This conference aims to provide an opportunity to exchange knowledge, experience and perspectives on city logistics and urban freight transport. Recent developments in creating visions, technologies and policy measures that facilitate the deployment of various city logistics schemes will be discussed. Since city logistics schemes have already been implemented in several cities, a review of the performance of these schemes will also be

presented. An overview of the development and application of several mathematical models and effects of e-commerce on urban freight transport will be given. The conference provides an opportunity to discuss future initiatives of the Institute for City Logistics that are aimed at promoting international research collaboration and information exchange.

Topics: Topics relating to any area of city logistics and urban freight transport:

Visions for urban distribution systems

Cooperative freight transport systems

Application of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and Internet of Things (IoT)

Public freight terminals

Social and economic impacts

Environmental impacts

Regulation of urban freight transport


Routing and scheduling

Policy making (Case studies)

Evaluation techniques

Benchmarking and performance indicators

Innovative freight technology

Public/private partnerships

Effects of e-commerce

Environmental management systems

Planning distribution systems

Intermodal interface

Network pricing/ Road pricing/ Value pricing

Home delivery

Monitoring technology

Performance based standards (Security)

Construction logistics

Logistics for special events

Non-road modes for urban freight transport

Urban delivery vehicle innovations

Passenger and freight transport interrelations

Supply Chain Management  (Waste logistics)

Waste logistics

Hazardous material transport

Humanitarian logistics in case of disasters

Physical Internet


Composition du Comité Scientifique

Chairperson: E. Taniguchi (Kyoto University, Japan)

R.G. Thompson (The University of Melbourne, Australia)

M. Browne (The University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

J.G.S.N. Visser (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

R. van Duin (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

T. Yamada (Kyoto University, Japan)

K. Kawamura (University of Illinois, USA)

J. Holguin-Veras (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)

J. Joubert (University of Pretoria, South Africa)


Composition Comité d’organisation 


Rémy Dupas (University Bordeaux)

Julien François (University Bordeaux)