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Professor Anthony Beresford

+44 (0)29 208 76869
C41, Aberconway Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

Professor Anthony Beresford is Programme Director for the MSc International Transport. He is also overall Director for the suite of Masters Programmes within the Logistics and Operations Management Section.

Anthony has travelled widely in an advisory capacity within the ports and transport fields in Europe, Asia and North America. Early in his career he co-authored Lloyd’s Maritime Atlas of World’s Ports and Shipping Places, 15th and 16th Editions (1986 & 1989). The 1989 Edition formed the blueprint for all subsequent editions, and the Atlas is recognised as the Standard Work in its field.

His work with the United Nations has been widely recognised and has led to a large number of academic publications as well as important outreach activities.

Anthony has presented papers at the highest level including, for example, his contribution to The House of Commons Report on UK Ports produced through the Welsh Affairs Committee, 2009. In 2012 he was Keynote Speaker at the second African Logistics Conference in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

  • PhD Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
  • BA(Hons) Geography, Manchester University

Teaching commitments

  • International Transport Operations
  • Port Policy and Management

Additional teaching activities

  • Masters Programme Director for the Logistics and Operations Management Section
  • Teaching Champion for the Logistics and Operations Management Section

Research interests

  • Humanitarian logisitics and operational management
  • International transport operations
  • Multimodal transport systems
  • Multimodal transport systems
  • Road traffic management and road pricing
  • Modelling Freight Transport Costs on EU Corridors (ongoing)
  • Cost structures on Multimodal Transport Corridors in Southeast and Central Asia; UNESCAP (2003, 2006).
  • Improvement of Transit Transport Systems in Africa, Asia and Latin America, UNCTAD (1999)
  • Work Organisation in Ports (WORKPORT) for EU DGVII (1997-9)
  • Global Distribution of New and Used Cars for Ugland Capital Ltd (1998-9)
  • Transport Rehabilitation and Trade Facilitation for UNCTAD and for the Rwanda Government (1995-1998)
  • The production of the Handbook on Management and Operation of Dry Ports, UNCTAD (1990).

Anthony has contributed to the following projects

e-Enabled multimodal transport in Wales

30 June 2009 to 29 June 2011

Sponsored by Welsh Assembly Government

Led by Dr Yingli Wang with Professor Anthony Beresford, Professor Mohamed Naim and Dr Andrew Potter

Award type: Research, Academic Expertise for Business (A4B)

PhD supervision research interests

  • International logistics
  • Multimodal transport
  • Road haulage operations
  • Road pricing
  • Transport economics and policy

LOMSAC 2015 - Logistics and Operations Management holds 1st annual conference

Wednesday 14 January 2015

The first Logistics and Operations Management Section Annual Conference (LOMSAC 2015) was held on Friday, January 9 2015, in the new Postgraduate Teaching Centre. The conference, which is to become an annual event, featured 23 presentations over four sessions, delivered by LOM staff, PhD students and ASTUTE officers.

Dry Ports research by the TSRG – from 1987 to 2013

Sunday 1 September 2013

The next appearance by TSRG researchers will be at the 5th Annual Logistics and Transport Conference in Walvis Bay, Namibia, in September 2013. But they have been producing influential research in the field since the 1980s.

TSRG research - making a difference when it counts

Monday 25 March 2013

Man-made crises in recent times such as those in central Europe, Rwanda, Sudan and Somalia have highlighted the need for high-quality research into logistics and supply chain management in extreme and volatile conditions.

Awards and scholarships

  • Royal Society Research Scholarship, Leverhulme Trust Award


  • Fellow of The Royal Meteorological Society
  • Scholar of The Royal Society
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport