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Category Archives: Shipping
Multiple new EU projects underway
A total of seven applications from the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) have been granted by Horizon Europe, the European Union’s key funding programme for research and innovation. Grant applications from VTI have enjoyed a high success rate. Of 17 applications...
Posted in Flight, Human Behaviour and Attitudes, Intelligent Transport Systems, Safety, Shipping, Simulation, Traffic and Traffic Control, Vehicles Tagged EU, EU-project, Horizon Europe Comments Off on Multiple new EU projects underway
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
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...
Posted in Environment and Climate, Shipping Tagged measurements, noise, ship, shipping, underwater Comments Off on Noise from shipping spreads widely
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
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...
Posted in Shipping Tagged maritime transport, shipping Comments Off on Full speed ahead for maritime research