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A method that can change the future of construction logistics
16 November 2020
The logistics around a construction site makes up the largest part of the transport work of goods on the Swedish road network today. But this can be changed if contractors can optimise the logistic chain early or even before the construction work has started.
Unique collaboration paves the way for electrified freight transport
4 November 2020
Electrification of truck transports is required to reduce the climate and health impact of heavy road traffic. A number of actors are now joining forces to test an electrified freight transport system in Mälardalen and Västra Götaland, with the intent of large-scale national introduction.
Nordic HCT conference discusses environmentally friendly transport solutions
3 November 2020
International perspectives, Nordic insights and pilot projects for intermodal solutions and horizontal cooperation were all on the agenda of the Nordic High Capacity Transport conference which clearly highlighted the fact that several different types of solution are needed to reduce our impact on the environment.
Improved impact assessments towards emission-free construction logistics
2 November 2020
In order to overcome barriers and set ambitious environmental requirements, which will enable to implement emission free construction logistics solutions, off-site and on-site construction logistics activities have to become smarter, more efficient and sustainable. In the MIMIC project a report has been conducted aiming to develop the impact assessment framework for construction logistics,
CLOSER takes part in EU rail conference
30 October 2020
The Shift2Rail Innovation Days were held on 22 to 23 October. This is an event that focuses on the European rail system and the innovations that can be introduced to improve and develop it. CLOSER presented the FR8HUB project together with the Swedish Transport Administration, Deutsche Bahn and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm.
Kristoffer Skjutare becomes acting programme manager of CLOSER
29 October 2020
Kristoffer Skjutare will be the acting programme manager of CLOSER until the summer of 2021 while the current programme manager Lina Moritz takes parental leave.
Effective, sustainable container transport to be highlighted during HCT
1 October 2020
At the Nordic High Capacity Transport (HCT) Annual Conference 2020, which is being held on 22 October, Sara Thiel from the city of Borås will talk about Autofreight. This is a project that is laying the foundations for effective, sustainable container transport by setting up a horizontal cooperation between many companies and enabling them to make joint use of the transport capacity.
Several new projects in the CLOSER portfolio
1 October 2020
During the autumn of 2020, several new projects began under the umbrella of the CLOSER programme. These projects cover a wide range of areas and span the entire programme from rail developments to sustainable e-commerce.
Network management in real time and a higher speed for freight trains
29 September 2020
FR8HUB is a project that forms part of the EU Shift2Rail research programme which aims to develop technologies for European railways and investigate how they can be strategically implemented in the rail industry. FR8HUB will come to an end in the winter and the technologies that have been developed as part of the project will be presented during the Shift2Rail Innovation Days in October 2020.
Lindholmen Open Days – Global benefits for this decade
23 September 2020
Lindholmen Science Park
Between 15 and 17 September, Lindholmen Science Park celebrated its 20th anniversary with a three-day online version of the Lindholmen Open Days. The event, called “Global benefits for this decade”, looked back over the developments that had shaped this productive innovation hub and gave some insights into future progress.
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