Seminar on May 5, 2017

Freight Villages: An Overview from the Domestic and International Perspective

Avni Mete Baydar

Department of Industrial Engineering, METU


Along with the evolution of freight transportation, in the 21st century, its rapid growth has tremendous negative effects on the environment; with the increase in emissions. The idea of Freight Villages (FV) came up as an answer; FVs having potential for a number of merits in terms of sustainability. However current literature does not present satisfying evidence that these complexes fulfill their purposes in terms of sustainability and social equity. Along with reviewing the literature from a sustainability and social equity perspective, we analyze the structure of the FVs around the world and we investigate the outcomes of the effort for construction of Freight Villages in Turkey and try to come up with a clear representation of the situation in Turkey.

Biographical Sketch

Mete BAYDAR received his BSc degree from METU Industrial Engineering Department. After graduation, he worked as a logistics engineer in Eczacıbaşı Yapı Gereçleri for more than a year and later he started working as a project management engineer in Aydın Yazılım. At the same time he attended the MSc program in Industrial Engineering at METU IE.
In his Msc study, he is working on Freight Villages; focusing on sustainability and social equity.

Place, Date & Time

Friday, May 5, 2017, 4.00 pm
IE Building, IE03

Refreshments: 3:45 pm

Event Date: 
Fri, 2017/05/05 - 16:00 - 17:00