World Conference on Transport Research Society

SIG B3 – Freight Transport Operations and Intermodality

Upcoming Events

Details of the next SIG event will be available soon.

Group Objective

SIG B3 focuses on connecting logistics and freight transport operations. As such our SIG covers freight transported by all modes of transport with a strong focus on how freight transport modes are integrated – in particular, the importance of intermodal transport and the relationship between freight transport and logistics management and the effects of related ICT solutions.

Our principal objectives are:

  • Providing a platform for researchers, managers, and policymakers to exchange ideas, theories, and methods in the field of freight transport operations and intermodality
  • Organizing and coordinating sessions on freight transport operations and intermodality at the WCTR conferences
  • Contributing to research activities in the field of freight transport operations and intermodality
  • Fostering cooperation with various research organizations


Membership of the Group is open to open to any researchers, industry managers, executives and policy makers with research interest in the subject area. Membership of the WCTRS is encouraged but not required. To join the Group, or for more information, please contact one of the Chairs listed below.

SIG B3 ChairRalf Elbert (Technical University of Darmstadt)

SIG B3 Co-ChairGunnar Stefansson (University of Iceland and Chalmers University of Technology)

SIG B3 Co-ChairElenna Dugundji (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

SIG B3 Co-ChairMahnam Saeednia (Delft University of Technology)

Further Information

For further information please visit also our LinkedIn group.

What are SIGs?

WCTRS encourages a continuous exchange between experts all over the world and in order to facilitate this exchange of ideas between researchers interested in the same topic area, Special Interest Groups (SIGs) have been created.