Third International Workshop on Sustainable Road Freight Transport

Third International Workshop on Sustainable Road Freight Transport

Roadmaps for sustainable road freight transport systems: Convergence of logistics, technology and infrastructure

5th & 6th December, 2016, Cambridge UK.

Download the Roadmapping Session Report Here

The Centre for Sustainable Road Freight[1] would like to invite interested parties to the 3rd International Workshop on Sustainable Road Freight Transport.

Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from road freight transport represents a significant challenge with multiple technical, operational and political aspects. Designing, testing and implementation of effective interventions (managerial or technical), and appropriate policy measures need multi-disciplinary, multi-country research.

The Centre for Sustainable Road Freight would like to invite academics and practitioners from all related fields to take part in a debate of these issues – to shape the research agenda and to network with key research groups from around the world.

The workshop aims in integrate technology, logistics and infrastructural perspectives on sustainable road freight transport. Our objective is to develop a set of logistics, technology and infrastructure roadmaps for future research and update them annually with the latest research and developments in the field. Our ambition is to create an international network of researchers working on all aspects of sustainable road freight transport, and to facilitate collaborative research amongst the specialists in the field.

  • Jari Kauppila, Head of Statistics and Modelling, International Transport Forum at the OECD
  • Ian Wainwright, Head of Freight and Fleet Programmes, Transport for London

Participants are invited to submit structured abstracts or posters presenting research investigating the sustainability of the road freight sector, focusing on the workshop themes described above. Papers and posters should focus on recently completed research, or research in progress.

Details of the abstract structure is available to download here.

Structured abstracts of max 1000 words should be submitted by 17th June 2016. Notifications of acceptance for presentations will be sent out by 8th July 2016. The deadline for poster submissions is 16th September 2016.

Please submit an abstract or a poster by sending it to

  • Loes Aarts Ministry of Transport- Netherlands
  • Per-Olof Arnäs Chalmers University – Sweden
  • Phil Greening Heriot-Watt University – United Kingdom
  • Alan McKinnon Kühne Logistics University – Germany
  • Maja Piecyk University of Westminster – United Kingdom
  • Ed Sweeney Aston University – United Kingdom
  • Lóri Tavasszy TNO, TU Delft  – Netherlands

The delegate fee of £100 will include:  meeting notes, refreshments, and lunch on both days.

An optional conference dinner will be organised on the evening of December 5th.

If you have any questions, special requirements or would like further information, please email

This event is connected to the OECD / International Transport Forum workshop on modal shift, which takes place on 7th Decebmber, 2016