Tag Archives: freight transport

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...

Read more
Posted in Freight Transport | Tagged , , , , | 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

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:...

Read more
Posted in Freight Transport, Shipping | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Increased circularity of masses is possible thanks to sea transports

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...

Read more
Posted in Freight Transport, Intelligent Transport Systems | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Acceptance and need of real-time traffic information services in the transport industry

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...

Read more
Posted in Freight Transport | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Together we shape a more sustainable future of freight transport in Europe

Kilometre tax is expected to have the greatest environmental impact

How can environmentally differentiated charges and other policy instruments reduce the freight transports’ environmental impact? VTI has participated in a research project on this subject. The project was led by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and carried out in collaboration with...

Read more
Posted in Environment and Climate, Freight Transport, Policy and Planning | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Kilometre tax is expected to have the greatest environmental impact