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Category Archives: Freight Transport
Parcel lockers reduce car use related to pick-up of goods
Package lockers provide more climate-friendly distribution than home delivery and pick-up in stores and kiosks. This is one of the main findings in a new TØI-report where researchers have investigated the use of parcel lockers at pick-up points in neighborhoods in Oslo, Bærum, Asker and...
Posted in Freight Transport Tagged freight transport, logistics Comments Off on Parcel lockers reduce car use related to pick-up of goods
Norwegian online shoppers positive to environmentally friendly home delivery
Norwegian customers want and are willing to pay for environmentally friendly home delivery, but not if the price or delivery time increase. These are some of the major findings in a new report from the Institute of Transport Economics. The increasing trend of online shopping in Norway has...
Posted in Economics, Freight Transport Tagged climate, consumer, cycling, delivery, eco-friendly, energy-efficient, home delivery, transport Comments Off on Norwegian online shoppers positive to environmentally friendly home delivery
Nordic cooperation for increased circularity of textiles
The textile industry is one of the most polluted industries in the world and is estimated to account for ten percent of global carbon dioxide emissions. Despite this, clothes and home textiles are not handled according to the waste hierarchy, where priority should be given to prevent generation of...
Posted in Environment and Climate, Freight Transport Tagged logistics, Nordic Innovation, SATIN Comments Off on Nordic cooperation for increased circularity of textiles
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...
Posted in Flight, Freight Transport, Railways, Shipping Tagged air transport, capacity, costs, Covid-19, delay, freight transport, maritime shipping, pandemic, rail transport, road transport, sea transport Comments Off on Major challenges for international freight transport during the pandemic
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...
Posted in Environment and Climate, Freight Transport, Shipping Tagged climate policy, legislation, maritime shipping, maritime transport, shipping Comments Off on Impact of ‘Fit for 55’ on maritime transport costs
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...
Posted in Conference, Freight Transport, Passenger Transport Tagged city transport, conference, logistics, micromobility, mobility Comments Off on A combined mobility sector meets in Oslo at the Mobility 2023 conference
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...
Posted in Freight Transport Tagged analysis methods, big data, data analytics, freight transport, logistics Comments Off on Knowledge gaps and new Big Data innovation sources in freight and logistics
Increased circularity of masses is possible thanks to sea transports
Posted in Freight Transport, Shipping Tagged circularity, clay masses, excavated materials, freight transport, sea transport Comments Off on Increased circularity of masses is possible thanks to sea transports
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...
Posted in Freight Transport, Passenger Transport, Simulation, Vehicles Tagged rail transport, railway, train, train simulators Comments Off on Research on rail transport at VTI
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...
Posted in Freight Transport, Intelligent Transport Systems Tagged C-ITS, cost-benefit, freight transport, real time Comments Off on Acceptance and need of real-time traffic information services in the transport industry