Two papers from the Transportation Engineering Division of the Civil Engineering Department, De La Salle University-Manila were successfully presented during the 3rd VREF Conference on Urban Freight with the theme “Designing Urban Space and Managing Flows - The Importance of Freight for Livable Cities” in Gothenburg, Sweden last October 17-19, 2018. The titles of which are
1. Truck lane Modelling and Simulation along a Major Corridor in Metro Manila by Dr. Alexis M. Fillone, Engr. Riches Bacero and Engr. Kervin Lucas.
2. Strategic Route Planning of Truck Traffic in Metro Manila by Engr. Riches Bacero and Dr. Alexis M. Fillone
A total of 59 papers and 29 oral presentations were presented during the 1st day of the VREF Conference. On the 2nd and 3rd days of the conference, 3 plenary sessions and breakout sessions were held. On the 2nd day, the plenary sessions discussed about Setting the scene- The challenges of urban freight, architecture, property development and land-use: The links to urban freight and logistics, Scope for innovation in urban deliveries- recent initiative. Breakout sessions include: ports and the city, New development relating to food and the city, dissemination, education and capacity building for urban freight and logistics, autonomous vehicles and urban freight, innovative city logistics game. On the 3rd day, three more plenary sessions and breakout sessions were conducted. The talks were about Urban freight around the world - sharing ideas and understanding initiatives, Understanding urban space and flows in relation to freight transport, and Looking ahead 2035. Breakout sessions include topics such as Vital nodes: The role of cities as nodes - findings and discussions from EU project, Developments in urban freight modelling, The impacts of e-commerce for the logistics landscape in general, and Urban distribution. We were able to get involve in the discussion during these two-day break out sessions.
The conference was attended by transport experts, academicians, as well as public and private sector participants involved in freight logistics from all over the world.