• GC.SST.2012.1-7 Demonstration of Urban freight Electric Vehicles for clean city logistics
Green Urban Freight Distribution
The project objective is to optimize urban freight transport efficiency to improve transport management and drastically reduce the negative environmental impacts in urban areas. The project wants to demonstrate innovative transport solutions for urban freight distribution by utilizing new electric vehicles and intelligent transport systems. Norwegian advantages are that we are early adaptors of new technology and that there is a well developed co-operation between public and private stakeholders. This vouch for public acceptance which will be essential to succeed.
• GC.SST.2012.3-4. Green hubs enabling co-modal network design
Flexible and fastco-modal transport (FACT)
This project will focus on how to develop innovative value added services for co-modal transport in order to provide an alternative to direct road haulage of goods as the preferred transport mode in Europe. Preference for other modes of transport is desirable dueto lower emissions of gases and air pollutants, lower impact on roadside safety and the relieving of road congestion.
Efficient terminal operations is a decisive factor in the utilization of co-modal transport networks. By reducing transfer time and costs, the terminals can improve efficiency and sustainability in the transportation chain. In order to make co-modal transportation acompetitive alternative, the transport chain must have seamless interconnectivitybetween the transportation modes.This in turn requires collaborations between autonomous companies to solve collective problems.This is often problematic due to differencesin thecompanies’ aims and ranking of priorities, non compatible software, and unclear guidelines on dividing of profit and risk.
Co-modal transportusually involve terminals at both ends of the transport chain. Road haulage on the other hand is flexible as to where and when resources are applied. Co-modal transport thereby depends on a whole network of efficient terminals to maximize their competitive ability.In order to succeed with co-modalnetwork design and supply chain visibility, a holistic performance measurement system with Key Performance Indicators will be defined for networks of green hubs and their supply chains.
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