Transition of Logistics to Sustainable Development Under the Impact of COVID-19

Zmiany w logistyce w kierunku zrównoważonego rozwoju pod wpływem COVID-19

Maksym Kutsenko*, Оleksii Kostiennikov**, Petr Yaremovich***,
 Zoreslava Liulchak****, Serhii Voroshnov*****
*Ukrainian State University of Railway Transport, The Railway Stations and Units Department, Feuerbach Square 7, 61050 Kharkiv, Ukraine
E-mail: kutsenko_phd@ukr.net, ORCID: 0000-0001-6020-7749
** Ukrainian State University of Railway Transport,  The Railway Stations and Units Department, Feuerbach Square 7, 61050 Kharkiv, Ukraine
ORCID: 0000-0001-9626-0859
***University of Modern Knowledge, The Economic and Management Department Velyka Vasylkivska street 57/3, 03150 Kiev, Ukraine
ORCID: 0000 0001 8417 6203
****Lviv Polytechnic National University, Department of Marketing and Logistic, Bandera street 12, 79013 Lviv, Ukraine
ORCID: 0000-0003-1741-291x
*****National Transport University,  Department of Bridges, Tunnels and Hydraulic Structures, Mihayla Omelyanovicha – Pavlenka street 1, 01010 Kyiv, Ukraine
ORCID: 0000-0003-0642-8289

Abstract

The pandemic has clearly demonstrated the global interdependence of states and contributed to the formation of new trends that have changed the image of traditional logistics.  Modern logistics, being in a state of transition, has faced not only short-term challenges such as COVID-19, but also long-term problems ranging from structural shifts in production and marketing processes and globalization patterns, and ending with changes in consumption patterns and resource spending, as well as a broad global agenda in the field of sustainable development.  In this regard, there is a need to develop theoretical and applied aspects of the transition of logistics to sustainable development under the influence of COVID-19.  The theoretical basis was the scientific works of domestic and foreign authors in the field of logistics, sustainable development, certain provisions of international framework documents.  The initial information for analysis, forecasting and drawing conclusions was the official data of the Statistical office of the European Union (Eurostat), the State Statistics Service of Ukraine (Goskomstat), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Transport Forum (ITF), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).  As a result of the generalization of the theoretical and methodological foundations of logistics, the article proposes the author’s definition of sustainable logistics, which made it possible to expand the scientific vision of its content, taking into account modern challenges, as well as to identify its role in ensuring sustainable development.  An analysis was made of the development of transport logistics before and during the pandemic.  A forecast of freight turnover by type of transport for 2022 has been built. The main trends in the transition of logistics to sustainable development under the influence of COVID-19 are identified.

Keywords: logistics, transport logistics, sustainable logistics, sustainable development

Słowa kluczowe: logistyka, logistyka transportu, zrównoważona logistyka, zrównoważony rozwój

Problemy Ekorozwoju 17(2)2022: 91-100

DOI: 10.35784/pe.2022.2.10

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