Category Archives: Freight Transport

More Service Workers will Drive Electric

Adoption of electric vehicles among crafts- and service enterprises in Norway is currently low, but there seems to be a strong interest for a wider use in the future. In Norway generous incentives have created one of the largest market for electric utility vehicles (EUVs) in the world....

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A CO2-fund for the Norwegian Transport Industry?

Heavy transport makes up a large part of the land-based GHG-emissions from the transport sector in Norway. Every year, 70 000 trucks emit around 2,5 million tons of CO2, and pay in over 1,2 billion NOK in CO2-duties on fuel. A means to accelerate the phasing in of trucks with renewable...

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The Need for Environmentally Friendly Freight Transport: with a Focus on Maritime Shipping

It is no exaggeration to say that our life depends on freight transport. It does. But how can we reconcile the need to reduce shipping volumes (in view of climate change) with the need for more shipping (partly because the world population is constantly growing)? These thoughts dominated the...

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Wind in the Sails of Inland Waterway Transport

Many factors favour inland waterway transport in Sweden. It offers relief to the heavily burdened Swedish road system. Its reliability (“just-in-time”) is high. The gains it offers in terms of sustainability and the environment are major. Moreover, several recent projects point to major...

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Electric Roads Now Being Tested in Real Traffic

Electric roads enable the transport sector to be powered by a broad green-energy base of wind, solar, and hydro power. Having stakeholders and policymakers with the courage to make the commitment, Sweden has an opportunity to be a trailblazer. Tests and demonstrations are underway in the Swedish...

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Performance Based Standards for High Capacity Transports in Sweden

The transport sector is facing a major challenge to reduce energy consumption and limit environmental impact; therefore, there is a great interest in increasing the efficiency of the transport system in Sweden, which makes the High Capacity Transports (HCT) an attractive solution. In order to...

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Electric Roads: a Solution for the Future

Simulation of electrified roads
In several years we will need to rely on something other than fossil fuels for our transport needs. One possible alternative is for our vehicles to run on electricity supplied along the road. In autumn 2014, VTI partnered with the Swedish Transport Administration and Viktoria Swedish ICT to test...

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Best Practice Factory for Freight Transport

Translifter Cassette system
BESTFACT project collects, develops, evaluates and circulates good ideas for city logistics, green logistics and co-modality as well as e-freight. Best practice descriptions (95 so far) are freely available from the project website. BESTFACT develops, disseminates and enhances the...

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