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Freight transport 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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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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