Category Archives: Shipping

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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Noise from shipping spreads widely

As part of the research project SHIPNOISE, the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) performs measurements and calculations to assess the possible impact of ship noise on human health. This type of research is common for road, rail and aviation; for example, we know that...

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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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Full speed ahead for maritime research

A couple of years ago, VTI decided to increase its maritime research, and today about ten people at the institute work with related research in areas such as transport economics, logistics, the environment, and behavioural science. For many years, VTI’s maritime research was quite modest and...

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