The 13th International Conference on City Logistics


The 13th International Conference on City Logistics will be held on 11ᵗʰ June – 13ᵗʰ June 2025 in Penang, Malaysia, 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, June 2023 in Bordeaux, France. 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 center, 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 relating to any area of city logistics and urban freight


● 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

● Modelling

● 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

● Hazardous material transport

● Humanitarian logistics in case of disasters

● Physical Interne



Organizing committee
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)
K. Kawamura (University of Illinois, USA)
J. Holguin-Veras (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
J. Joubert (
KU Leuven, Belgium)
R. Dupas (University of Bordeaux, France)
T. Sakai (Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan)