Prof.dr.ir. L.A. (Lóránt) Tavasszy

Profile

Lóránt Tavasszy is Professor in Freight and Logistics, since September 2016 full-time at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). He studied Civil Engineering at the TU Delft, with specialisations in transport modelling and freight transport. He held a part time position at Radboud University as professor in Freight Transport and Spatial Development from 2004 and joined the TU Delft again part-time in 2009, combined with a position as Principal Scientist at TNO. 

Research

Prof. Tavasszy’s personal research area is focused on freight transport modelling. He works with two groups at TUDelft on the Freight Modelling Lab across 3 Faculties. He has acquired and conducted over 50 contract research projects for national and international clients, private firms and public authorities. He is responsible for guidance of 5-10 PhD students and the completion of 20 MSc theses per year. He received international awards from WCTRS in 1998 and TRB/FHWA in 2013, Emerald in 2017 and TRB in 2018.  

  • Analysis and Design of Freight and Logistic Systems
    Master Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis & Man.
    ECTS: 5

Tavasszy, L.A., Smeenk, B., C.J. Ruijgrok (1998), A DSS for modelling logistics chains in freight transport systems analysis, International Transactions in Operational Research 5 (6), 447-459. Republished in K. Button, P.Nijkamp, A. McKinnon (eds), Classics in Transport Analysis: Transport Logistics, Edward Elgar publishers, 2003 

Tavasszy, L.A.,  M. Minderhoud, JF. Perrin, T. Notteboom (2011), A strategic network choice model for global container flows: specification, estimation and application, Journal of Transport Geography, Volume 19, Issue 6, 1163-1172 

Tavasszy, L.A., C.J. Ruijgrok, I. Davydenko (2012), Incorporating logistics in freight transport demand models: state of the art and research opportunities, Transport Reviews 32 (2) 203-219 

Davydenko, I. Y., & Tavasszy, L. A. (2013). Estimation of warehouse throughput in freight transport demand model for the Netherlands. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2379(1), 9-17. 

Jourquin, B., Tavasszy, L. A., & Duan, L. (2014). On the generalized cost-demand elasticity of intermodal container transport. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research (EJTIR), 14 (4), 2014. 

Zhang, M., Janic, M., & Tavasszy, L. A. (2015). A freight transport optimization model for integrated network, service, and policy design. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 77, 61-76. 

Halim, R. A., Kwakkel, J. H., & Tavasszy, L. A. (2016), A strategic model of port-hinterland freight distribution networks, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, doi:10.1016/j.tre.2016.05.014 

Dente, S. M., & Tavasszy, L. A. (2017). Impacts of trade related sustainability strategies on freight transportation: Modelling framework and application for France. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment.

More publications

  • Editorial Boards: European Journal of Transport and Infrastructures Research (EJTIR), Case Studies in Transport Policy (CSTP), Journal of Supply Chain Management Science (JSCMS), Sustainability.
  • Chair, Scientific Committee of World Conference for Transport Research Society
  • International member TRB (Transportation Research Board) Freight Transport Modelling Subcommittee and Intermodal Freight Transportation Committee
  • Scientific co-chair of Working Group 1 on Sustainability of the Horizon 2020 European Technology Platform ALICE (Logistics)
  • Lead for TU Delft Institutional Partnerships: Volvo Research and Education Foundation, OECD-ITF Decarbonisation project, World Bank/WCTR partnership for African Universities

Tavasszy, L.A., G. de Jong (eds.) (2014), Modelling Freight Transport, Elsevier

Tavasszy, L., & Ruijgrok, K. (2013). Freight transport demand: indicators, determinants and drivers of change. In: Wee, B. van, , J.A.Annema, D. Bannister (eds.), The Transport System and Transport Policy: An Introduction, 51

Tavasszy, L., & Bliemer, M. (2013). Transport Flow, Distribution and Allocation Models, Traffic Assignment and Forecasting. In J. Rodrigue, T. Notteboom, & J. Shaw (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of transport studies. (pp. 331-347), London: SAGE Publications, Ltd

Combes, F., K. Ruijgrok, L.A. Tavasszy (2013), Endogenous Shipment Size in Freight Mode Choice Models: Theory and Empirical Testing, in: Ben-Akiva, M., H. Meersman, E. van de Voorde (eds.), Freight Transport Modelling, Bingley: Emerald

Smokers, R., Tavasszy, L., Chen, M., & Guis, E. (2014). Options for Competitive and Sustainable Logistics. In Sustainable Logistics (pp. 1-30). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Tavasszy, L. A., Ivanova, O., & Halim, R. A. (2015). Modelling Global Container Freight Transport Demand. In Handbook of Ocean Container Transport Logistics (pp. 451-475). Springer International Publishing.

Tavasszy, L. A., Behdani, B., & Konings, R. (2017). Intermodality and Synchromodality, in: Geerlings, H., B. Kuipers, R. Zuidwijk (eds.), Ports and Networks, Oxon: Routledge:

Halim, R. A., Tavasszy, L. A., Kwakkel, J. H.,  The impact of the emergence of direct shipping lines on port flows, In: Ducruet, C. (Ed.). (2015). Maritime Networks: Spatial structures and time dynamics. Routledge.

Lóránt (Lóri) Tavasszy

Professor, Freight & Logistics


Department:
TPM: Engineering Systems and Services
CEG: Transport & Planning 

Secretary: 
Ellen van der Linden (TPM) & Dehlaila da Costa Ricardo (CEG) 

Research interests:
Freight transport systems
City logistics
Global logistic networks



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Prof.dr.ir. L.A. Tavasszy

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2009 - Kwantitatieve modellen TIL domein
2010 - Goederenvervoersystemen: analyse en modellering
2013 - Kwantitatieve modellen TIL domein
2012 - Kwantitatieve modellen TIL domein
2016 - Freight Transportation Systems: Analysis and Modelling
2016 - Freight Transportation Systems: Analysis and Modelling
2016 - Analysis and Design of Freight and Logistic Systems
2017 - Freight Transportation Systems: Analysis and Modelling
2017 - Freight Transportation Systems: Analysis and Modelling
2017 - Innovatie in transport en logistiek
2016 - Innovatie in transport en logistiek
2015 - Freight Transportation Systems: Analysis and Modelling
2017 - Analysis and Design of Freight and Logistic Systems
2018 - Freight Transportation Systems: Analysis and Modelling
2018 - Freight Transportation Systems: Analysis and Modelling
2018 - Innovatie in transport en logistiek
2015 - Freight Transportation Systems: Analysis and Modelling
2018 - Analysis and Design of Freight and Logistic Systems
2018 - Analysis and Design of Freight and Logistic Systems
2018 - Analysis and Design of Freight and Logistic Systems
2018 - Freight Transport Systems: Analysis and Modelling
nevenwerkzaamheden
-(Bestuurs)lid cie/vereniging - Mentor of Commercial Vehicle Program Board EUCAR

2016-09-01 - 2018-09-01

Openb best, overheid, soc.verz

-(Bestuurs)lid cie/vereniging - R&D advisory board Finnish Transport Agency

2016-09-01 - 2018-09-01

Openb best, overheid, soc.verz

-(Bestuurs)lid cie/vereniging - Review Expert Vlaams Nederlanse Scheldecommissie

2016-09-01 - 2018-09-01

Openb best, overheid, soc.verz

-(Bestuurs)lid cie/vereniging - Co-Chair WG2 ALICE European Technology Platform

2016-09-01 - 2018-09-01

Openb best, overheid, soc.verz

-(Bestuurs)lid cie/vereniging - International Member TRB Committee Freight

2016-09-01 - 2018-09-01

Openb best, overheid, soc.verz