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Current projects


  • Västsvensk arena för flytande biogas

    West Swedish arena for liquid biogas Read more


    The West Swedish arena for liquid biogas aims at creating and disseminating liquid biogas knowledge, LBG, as the vehicle fuel for heavy truck transport. The project will coordinate a number of market demonstrations of logistics chains based on LBG.

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    Combine Read more

    COMBINE project, funded by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme, aims at enhancing the share of combined transport (CT) in the Baltic Sea Region to make transport more efficient and environmentally friendly.  

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    DenCity 3 Read more

    DenCity develops innovative solutions for sustainable and highly efficient passenger and freight transport in densely populated cities, and primarily contributes to the social challenge Sustainable Cities and Communities. DenCity will after step 3, has contributed to radical innovation and has created innovative processes for sustainable densification with good urban environments and reduced traffic intensity in complex urban development processes.

  • Fossil Free Freight Challenge 2020 Read more

    In order to accelerate the reduction of CO2 emissions from freight transports, there are several ongoing projects within the Triple F programme. Fossil Free Freight Challenge 2020 is one of them. Fossil Free Freight Challenge 2020 project mission will be one way, besides the regular process, to become an approved Triple F project.

  • FR8HUB Read more

    For the first time, a comprehensive European grasp of the railways is being taken through the Shift2Rail initiative. Nearly SEK 9 billion is being invested from the EU and the industry for the purpose of developing the rail system to meet tomorrow's needs. Part of the Horizon 2020 project, Shift2Rail will run up until 2023. With 71 member organizations working in six innovation programs, the Swedish Transport Administration is taking part as a Swedish partner and one of the founding members. CLOSER is now coming in to support the Administration in its latest project: FR8HUB.

  • Geofencing

    Geofencing Read more

    Geofencing is a collective term that covers the application of technical solutions in combination with appropriate digital and organisational processes and procedures to prevent or to check vehicular transport in certain geographical areas. 

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    MIMIC Read more

    Smart construction logistics

    Construction is a necessity to create attractive and sustainable cities. However, the transport of goods and personnel to construction sites disturbs residents, businesses and road users. With your help, we can mitigate the negative impact through dialog, logistics optimization and smart governance.

  • Multi-modal information sharing Read more

    Logistics stakeholders face challenges as they endeavour to secure and improve supply chain efficiency. Lack of transparency and reliability are two such challenges which can lead to questions about where a cargo is located, how it is handled during transportation and whether it will arrive on time and in the right condition. For transport operators, this situation has created a need for better partnerships between stakeholders, the goal of which would be to reduce or eliminate these uncertainties.

  • Shift2Rail

    Shift2Rail is the first European rail initiative to seek focused research and innovation (R&I) and market-driven solutions by accelerating the integration of new and advanced technologies into innovative rail product solutions. CLOSER has the role, by the Shift2Rail partner Swedish Transport Administration,  as cluster coordinator for swedish partners within the framework of Innovation Program 5 – Freight.

  • Smart urban traffic zones Read more

    The project is aimed at developing concepts for smart urban traffic zones where the vehicle properties can be controlled within defined zones based on functional requirements. In time, this concept is expected to lead to radical new approaches to planning and control of traffic and to create innovative process that enable good urban environments with fewer accidents and reduced harmful emissions as a result.


Completed projects


  • Autolast Read more

    Automation is considered an important enabler for more efficient freight transport systems. This project addressed the issues surrounding a relatively unexplored aspect of freight transport systems: automatic loading and unloading of freight. The project’s objective was to study the potential—and the technical conditions required—to develop and prepare one or more demonstrations of autonomous forklifts that can load and unload freight.

  • Automated logistics services Read more

    To create conditions for sustainable urban and regional development there needs to be efficient transportation to, from and within cities and regions. By looking into different cases related to the handling of goods, collection of data and connection of goods, load carriers and vehicles, this pre-study aims to identify specific areas where efficiency could be improved by automation and also what other benefits automation can provide.



    Construction is a necessity to create attractive and sustainable cities. However, the transport of goods and personnel to construction sites disturbs residents, businesses and road users. By involving stakeholders, the CIVIC project contributed to increased transport and energy efficiency as well as to minimized disruptions and nuisance from construction logistics.

  • DenCity - Förstudie Read more

    In order to create a sustainable and attractive urban environment, there is a need for well-planned freight transport and public transportation. The Vinnova-financed preliminary study DenCity investigated how new urban centres make it possible to create innovative transport solutions. The preliminary study took place from 1 January 2015 to 20 August 2015.

  • DenCity level 2 Read more

    The DenCity project aimed to find innovative solutions and services to reduce overcrowding and environmental impact, and increase the quality of life for residents and workers in densely populated city districts. The key is to involve the general public in designing the solutions. Stockholm and Gothenburg were the test locations for the new transport solutions of the future.

  • Effective, sustained and connected logistics systems Read more

    Increased digitalization and connectivity in logistics, as well as the transition to renewable fuels for freight transportation, were the starting points for several feasibility studies as part of the Government's innovation partnership program for "The Next Generation's Travel and Transport." 

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    ELLOG Read more

    The transition to a transportation system based on renewable energy will likely mean that electric-powered trucks will be used, especially in urban areas. Electric-powered vehicles reduce or eliminate local emissions of gases and particles, as well as noise. The energy consumption for a given transportation assignment is also expected to decrease. 

  • Extended gates Read more

    Extended Gates is a project that wished to lead to reduced congestion and environmental impacts from heavy vehicles adjacent to ports and terminals. The study was coordinated and led by Closer and further developed results from an FFI projects IVL and Logistics Landscapers drove and gave the final report in June 2015 that showed a big improvement in the Gothenburg harbor.

  • Feasibility studies for digitizing logistics chains Read more

    Using innovative digital technology, new conditions are being created to enhance the efficiency of the logistics and transport systems of the future. Innovations and effective business models are enabling a smarter use of resources in today’s infrastructure and the transport system as a whole. Within this main area, three feasibility studies have been carried out between December 2017 and July 2018 in preparation for demonstration and implementation. 

  • Fossil-free gas for heavy truck transport Read more

    The challenge of converting the freight transportation sector to fossil-free energy will require more than one type of energy source. Electrification is one promising alternative for urban distribution in city regions, as well as inter-regionally between metropolitan areas. Providing all of Sweden with fossil-free energy, however, will require alternative fuels.

  • Get Greener Read more

    Get Greener was a project that added on the results delivered within the two previous EU projects GreCOR and SWIFTLY Green. The Swedish Transport Administration, which financed Get Greener, saw the project as an opportunity to make the most of and develop the results provided within GreCOR and SWIFTLY Green. This involved, in part, looking at how the results can contribute to developing Sweden's transport system in the best manner, as well as using the developed material, which can serve as a valuable basis in the work towards achieving climate goals.

  • Go:smart

    The projekt Go:smart developed and tested an innovative travel broker service that facilitated and rewarded sustainable travelling in urban areas. The budget was 20 million SEK over two years, with 10 million SEK financed by Vinnova and 10 million SEK by the participating parties.

  • GreCOR Read more

    GreCOR – Green Corridor in the North Sea Region –
    was an Interreg IVB North Sea Region project that started the 1st of January 2012. GreCOR promoted the development of a co-modal transport corridor in the North Sea Region. Important in this collaborative approach, was the focus on secondary networks and the hubs, and the regional hinterland around the Green transport corridor Oslo-Randstad from a co-modal perspective.

  • Horizontal collaborations for increased transport effectiveness Read more

    The project 'Horizontal collaborations for increased transport effectiveness' was created to develop a knowledge base for management of obstacles related to horizontal collaborations with respect to business models and technology. In order to realise this, four Swedish cases were studied within the scope of the project, one of which was a potentially new collaboration between SSAB and ICA to investigate the possibilities of joint loading on the Borlänge-Luleå route. 

  • Multimodal information sharing Read more

    During the spring and summer of 2018, the Multimodal Information Sharing cooperation project (MMID in Swedish) took the first steps toward creating conditions for a standardized information sharing service for industrial freight flows. The project took the form of a preliminary study, of which the purpose was to use two use cases to identify gaps in the flow of information - something that today occurs in modal shift between vehicles and other modes of transportation. 

  • Physical internet Read more

    Physical Internet refers to an open global logistics system based on physical, digital and operational interconnection. This is permitted by intelligent modular units, interfaces and protocols for increased efficiency and sustainability.

  • Ring Road Logistics - feasibility study Read more

    Increasing urbanization and the expected enlargement of regions as planned by Sweden’s metropolitan areas are resulting in major transportation challenges. There are many opportunities for enhancing transportation efficiency on arterial roads and ring roads in the metropolitan areas by dynamically prioritizing societally beneficial freight traffic and thereby boosting the capacity of existing infrastructure. 

  • Ring road logistics - prestudy Read more

    In March 2015, it emerged that VINNOVA supports a new feasibility study called "Bypass Logistics – efficient use of infrastructure. "The project is coordinated by CLOSER and managed by DB Schenker Consulting.

  • SESAM Read more

    The project’s objective was to develop a business model and technical platform for digital locks that will contribute to more effective supply chains and improve the level of service for product owners and freight recipients through a more customized logistical arrangement. A standard for digital locks creates the conditions for freight recipients to allow carriers to open locked spaces and to deliver the goods even if the freight recipient is not on site. 

  • SESAM II Read more

    The objective of this project was to establish a sustainable business model and to ensure the quality of the technical platform for the digital locks that were developed in the first SESAM project. Its ambition was to contribute to a more effective supply chain and improved level of service for product owners and freight recipients through a more customized logistical arrangement. A standard for digital locks creates the conditions for freight recipients to allow carriers to open locked spaces and to deliver the goods even if the freight recipient is not on site.

  • StationCDM

    StationCDM Read more

    CDM is a way to facilitate collaboration between various participants within an ecosystem in order to make decisions that are better for all parties. With a common platform, all participants can exchange information in real time and, on the basis thereof, make the most effective decisions that can provide benefits in terms of time, the environment and economically.

  • Swiftly Green

    SWIFTLY Green (Sweden-Italy Freight Transport and Logistics Green Corridor) was a European project aiming to develop a toolbox for green corridors. The toolbox consisted of guidelines, tools and recommendations for greening of logistics and transport. It is based on best practice and transferable results from a thorough mapping and analysis of previous and on-going projects.

  • Triple Helix Freight Venture Read more

    Can a coordinated investment in research and innovation (R&I) in the freight area be effective in contributing to a more cohesive freight transport system? To answer that question, a feasibility study looking into the "Triple Helix Freight Venture" took place.

Associated projects


  • DUO2 (Swedish only)

    DUO2 was an HCT (High Capacity Transit) project. We develop and carry out experiments on the Gothenburg-Malmö/Helsingborg route via the E6 between Schenker’s terminals in each city. Trial combinations included "DUO trailer" (a tractor, semitrailer dolly and a semitrailer), 32 meters long, and a "DUO-trailer" (Truck and 2 trailers), 27.3 meters long. Trucks and a single trailer were also used for distributing and picking up during daylight hours in Gothenburg, Malmö and Helsingborg.

  • ElectriCity

    How do you create the conditions for a sustainable and attractive public transport network? In Gothenburg, industry, researchers and the community worked jointly to develop, test and demonstrate innovative futuristic solutions. The collaborative effort, which was until 2018, is known as ElectriCity. The participants in this case were Volvo Group, Chalmers Energy Agency, Region Västra Götaland, the City of Gothenburg, Göteborg Energi, Västtrafik, Akademiska Hus, Keolis, Lindholmen Science Park and Johanneberg Science Park.

  • ETT - a path to a bio-based societ (Swedish only)

    The forest products industry faces the challenge of reducing carbon emissions without losing competitiveness. More energy-efficient road transport, featuring heavier and longer vehicles, is part of the solution.

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    NordicWay 2 Read more

    This project contributed to the development and harmonization of cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) services, where cloud-to-cloud communication will contribute to a more efficient and secure transport system. NordicWay 2aimed to lay the groundwork for the implementation of C-ITS services by developing a digital infrastructure that supports hybrid communication of traffic-related data.

  • SamCity

    In its extension, the project aimed at creating a coordinated distribution of freight for the whole of Malmö city, based on coordination between public (municipal) and private flows in the same system, with a common c/o address (terminal) on the outskirts of the city. This is expected to create economies of scale and synergies, as well as environmental and road safety benefits thanks to shorter distances. The possibility of introducing environmentally friendly vehicles in city distribution operations could further enhance the environmental benefits.


  • San Demo project (Swedish only)

    The San Demo project compiles information about all HCT trucks active in Sweden. The project manages and disseminates information about HCT vehicles to interested trucking companies and transport organizations.

  • VETT (Swedish only)

    VETT (Swedish acronym of “Volvo Takes an Extra Pile”) was an HCT project. We developed and conducted experiments on the Överkalix - Piteå route via the E10 and E4 between SCA's timber terminals using 90-ton combinations (truck-dolly- link-semitrailer) and 70 to 74-ton vehicles for round-log application combinations with and without cranes, tractors and trucks. It was important to have a number of combinations to ensure that the basis for the regulations and technical solutions relating to the 74-ton vehicles are as favorable as possible.


    The Sege Park development zone in Malmö was closed to heavy traffic, which was rerouted to a micro-terminal where all deliveries are made. Goods are delivered to all businesses in Sege Park using cargo bikes and small electric vehicles, with waste collected in conjunction with delivery. The waste is then transported to micro-terminals where it is fetched using conventional garbage trucks.