Transportation Logistics


Axel Teo Schulte, Dr. / PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Operations Management, Graduate School of Management, St Petersburg University



6 ECTS, 45 contact hours





Goals and objectives:

Transportation is concerned with mobility, and the mobility of goods and people is a fundamental element of human society. Mobility facilitates social exchange and economic development. The primary purpose of this course is to provide the student with knowledge of the fundamental economic and social importance of transportation and the role of transportation in logistics and supply chain management. The course will cover transportation and the economy, transportation modes and terminals, international trade, urban transportation, transportation and the environment, and transportation and planning and public policy.


Course Content:



Topic 1. Transportation and Geography

Topic 2. Spatial Structure and Transportation

Topic 3. Transportation and the Economy

Topic 4. Transportation Modes 

Topic 5. Terminals

Topic 6. International Trade and Freight

Topic 7. Urban Transportation

Topic 8. Energy and the Environment

Topic 9: Planning and Policy




Course Reading:

Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Claude Comtois and Brian Slack (2009), The Geography of Transport Systems, Second Edition, New York: Routledge, 352 pages.

ISBN 978-0-415-48324-7

This book is also fully available on-line at no cost at



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