Time to register to the 2015 METRANS International Urban Freight Conference (I-NUF) to be held October 21-23, 2015.

I-NUF brings together researchers and practitioners from throughout the world to discuss all aspects of urban freight.

The topics include: supply chain optimization, teaching freight, local last mile pickup & delivery,urban modeling & planning, new technology, best practices, and research highlights from the VREF's Centers of Excellence MetroFreight and SUFS.

The attendees also have access to an optional site tour of the Port of Long Beach's Middle Harbor (limited space available--sign up required). 

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Event:                   I-NUF 2015

Date: October 21-23, 2015

Place: The Westin Long Beach Hotel Long Beach, California, USA

For registration go to http://www.metrans.org/2015-i-nuf-event-registration

For information, go to www.metrans.com or call (562) 985-2876

Early Registration Deadline - September 21, 2015

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