Prof.dr.ir. L.A. (Lóránt) Tavasszy
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.
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.
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.
- 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
- +31 15 27 86343 (TPM)
- +31 15 27 84874 (CEG)
Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM)
Availability: Mon & Fri
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEG)
Availability: Tue - Thu
TPM: Engineering Systems and Services
CEG: Transport & Planning
Ellen van der Linden (TPM) & Dehlaila da Costa Ricardo (CEG)
Freight transport systems
Global logistic networks