Smart Future Logistics


The 2014 International Conference on Logistics and Maritime Systems, "Smart Future Logistics".

The 4th International Conference on Logistics and Maritime Systems will be held in Rotterdam 27-29 August 2014. The objective of this conference is to provide a forum for exchanging ideas on the latest developments in the field of logistics and maritime systems among participants from universities and related industries, and to seek opportunities for collaboration among the participants. Logistics activities worldwide have intensified in the wake of globalization and increased international trade. As a result, global supply chain networks are becoming more complex as they typically involve maritime transport, inland waterways and onshore road and rail transportation systems.

The first conference of this series took place in Busan, Korea in 2010 integrating various predecessor conferences like the International Conference on Intelligent Logistics Systems (IILS), held in Busan, Korea (2005), Brisbane, Australia (2006), Kitakyushu, Japan (2007), Shanghai, China (2008), and Gold Coast, Australia (2009), and the Maritime Logistics (MLOG) conference held in Singapore (2009). Later LOGMS conferences were held in Bremen (2012) and Singapore (2013).

Rotterdam, recently voted to be the world's best festival city, is a young dynamic international city, known for its culture and internationally-renowned architecture. The New York Times advocates it as one of the 52 Places To Go in 2014 (New York Times). As the economic heart of the Netherlands and the largest port of Europe, Rotterdam is the ideal location to host this conference.

World Port Days, September 5-7, 2014
If you like to know Rotterdam better, you have the opportunity to visit the World Port Days just after the conference in September 2014. For 35 years Rotterdam shows the ins and outs of Europe’s largest port during these days. In the city centre along the river Maas and quaysides you will find a wide range of companies, vessels, activities and industrial material.