Category Archives: Freight Transport

Major challenges for international freight transport during the pandemic

Reduced capacity, major delays and cost increases for international freight transport, but little change in transport volumes related to Norwegian foreign trade. This is the main findings in one of two new TØI reports which examines how the Corona pandemic affected freight transport in Norway...

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Impact of ‘Fit for 55’ on maritime transport costs

The National Institute for Economic Research has given VTI the assignment of estimating the impact of Fit for 55 (the EU's climate policy package) on shipping. The project includes Senior Analyst Inge Vierth, Researcher Axel Merkel, Analyst Joar Lind and research assistants Karin Ek and Emma...

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A combined mobility sector meets in Oslo at the Mobility 2023 conference

On 27 and 28 March 2023, a combined mobility sector is organizing Norway's largest research-based conference on transport and mobility in Oslo. We live in a time of tough climate targets, energy challenges and an ongoing war in Europe, which largely affect the transport sector. Changes and new...

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Knowledge gaps and new Big Data innovation sources in freight and logistics

The freight and logistics sector experiences a period of great transformation as new technological options such as zero emission vehicles become reality and the digitalization of services proceeds. Proper policies are required to guide and support the transition in an optimal manner. Two reports...

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Increased circularity of masses is possible thanks to sea transports

SHREK – Swedish harbours’ role in a circular economy – is the name of a two-year research project being run by VTI and several partners. A pilot study involving stabilised clay being transported by sea has yielded positive results – both for the environment and the economy. Photo:...

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Research on rail transport at VTI

VTI strives to increase research in the field of rail transport, and currently it has about twenty people working in this area. Together they represent a broad and deep competence base with an interdisciplinary approach. Peter Torstensson, acting Director of Research at VTI and a docent at...

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Acceptance and need of real-time traffic information services in the transport industry

C-ITS services offering real-time traffic information are estimated to have a large potential to improve road safety, traffic flow, and energy efficiency. For freight traffic, these improvements could result in cost-benefits. Photo: Shutterstock NordicWay 2 and 3 (www.nordicway.net) projects...

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Together we shape a more sustainable future of freight transport in Europe

In 2021, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has started to lead a new project to tackle the future challenges in the freight and logistics area. Funded under European Union’s Horizon 2020 program, Smart freight TranspOrt and logistics Research Methodologies – STORM project aims at...

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Environmentally friendly logistics for collection and recycling

VTI is taking a prominent role in two projects in the field of environmentally friendly logistics and sustainable transport: the SATIN* project to increase the circularity of textiles and the SHREK project, which looks at the role of Swedish ports in a circular economy. Large volumes of...

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E-grocery can reduce transport

E-grocery gives new opportunities for consumers in terms of improved accessibility and services. It also means new logistics challenges for companies. Grocery e-commerce could contribute to a more transport efficient society through reduced car usage of consumers. In a study financed by the...

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