Category Archives: Freight Transport

A new concept for smart logistics

Corridor as a Service (CaaS) is a new concept for smart logistics. The goal of the new operating model is to improve goods logistics in a business led manner in order to facilitate international commerce and to enable new value adding services for companies which are buying logistics and also for...

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Unique electrified road opens in Sweden

The world’s first electrified road recharging the batteries of cars and trucks while driving opened in Sweden. The Swedish Minister for Infrastructure, Tomas Eneroth, was at the formal inauguration of the electrified road on April 11, 2018. The stretch of road outside Stockholm...

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Automation is making rail competitive

Road transport is developing rapidly and its productivity has increased sharply. Rail transport, however, has not developed at the same rate. Automation and digitalisation are essential if rail freight in Europe is to survive. When a freight train is put together, the coupling of the wagons...

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Manual on transport, logistics and multimodality

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, VTI,  is one of several important partners in a project whose purpose is to create knowledge and insight regarding the transport sector. In an initial subproject, VTI has produced a manual on transport, logistics and...

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Freight transportation on road and rail analysed

Freight transport accounts for a large proportion of the emissions, noise and congestion produced by road traffic. Transporting freight in larger but fewer lorries could reduce the problem. At the same time it might entail freight being diverted from more environmentally beneficial modes of...

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Millions for research into maritime transport and the environment

Maritime transport is a major source of emissions of harmful air pollutants and carbon dioxide. In a new project, a research team from the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) and the University of Gothenburg has received SEK 6.4 million to analyse policy instruments and...

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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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