Jason Monios

Jason Monios

Dr Jason Monios

Associate Professor


Dr Jason Monios is Associate Professor in Transport Planning and Geography and Head of the Freight Transport and Logistics group. His primary research areas are intermodal transport planning and the geography of port systems, with a specific interest in how these two subjects intersect in the port hinterland.

Recent European-funded research projects led by Dr Monios include Dryport (2009-2012 with a budget of 460,000 euros: this project studied the role of intermodal terminals in freight transport) and GreCOR (2012-2014 with a budget of 270,000 euros: this project studied the role of logistics hubs in promoting sustainable freight transport). Consultancy work has included analysis of dry port provision in Saudi Arabia, researching the potential for short distance container operations, the use of intermodal transport by UK retailers and an analysis of empty container repositioning for Scottish shippers.

Jason has over 50 peer-reviewed academic publications in addition to numerous research and consultancy reports, covering Europe, North and South America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He has co-authored technical reports with UNCTAD and UN-ECLAC and in 2015 he was the expert adviser to the Scottish parliament on their freight transport consultation.

Jason's book Institutional Challenges to Intermodal Transport and Logistics was published in 2014 and Intermodal Freight Terminals: A Life Cycle Governance Framework will be published in 2016.
Jason has a Master’s degree in Transport Planning & Engineering and a PhD in Transport Geography. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), committee member of the Scottish Transport Studies Group (STSG), secretary of the University Transport Studies Group (UTSG) and member of the International Association of Maritime Economists. He also participates in a number of organisations such as the Scottish Supply Chain Forum, the SEStran Freight Quality Partnership and the Edinburgh Urban Design Panel. Jason also holds a first-class Honours degree and a PhD in English Literature from the University of Sydney, Australia.
Jason is currently Visiting Researcher at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Associate at the University of Manitoba, Canada.
Jason is the programme leader for the MSc Maritime Transport & Logistics and module leader for Maritime Geography & Trade and Contemporary Issues in Maritime Logistics.

Research Areas




Media Activity

  • "Competition and complementarity between seaports and hinterlands for locating distribution activities" report published
  • New book published: Institutional Challenges to Intermodal Transport and Logistics
  • New 3-year European research project for TRI
  • Save the date: The role of regional ports: transforming sustainable freight movement.
  • TRI quoted in the press on Scottish ports
  • TRI's Dryport project in Port Strategy magazine


Conference Activity

  • Call for papers: the geography of port system evolution
  • Call for papers: special session at ECONSHIP 2015 on "Frontier research in port & maritime geography"
  • GreCOR project final conference 26th November 2014


Editorial Activity

  • Publication of special issue of Research in Transportation Business and Management


Advisory panels and expert committees/witness

  • TRI contracted for Riyadh dry port study
  • TRI’s Dr Jason Monios appointed advisor to the Scottish Parliament
  • Dr Jason Monios gives evidence at Scottish parliament committee hearing


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