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Important with New Talents to the Logistics System
21 June 2021
To reach a sustainable society a continuous supply of new talents to the logistics system is fundamental, and this is an important part of CLOSER’s commitments. During spring 2021, Wilma Pettersson and Petter Olsen, have served as interns at CLOSER. They have been part of both projects and general knowledge development.
Nominate the 2021 collaborator of the year
3 June 2021
Who do you think has created conditions for successful partnerships during the past year in an open and committed way? Now is the time for nominations! The collaborator of the year will be awarded during Lindholmen Open Day in September.
FunThe Recycling Barge – a trial project that became reality
2 June 2021
A pilot concept consisting of a Recycling Barge that moored at five quays along the river Göta Älv was trialled in Gothenburg. During the seven-week project in 2019, the barge became popular with residents. Because the response was so positive, the plan is to continue the project and develop it further.
High-quality, sustainable services in full-service properties
31 May 2021
The majority of Swedish people shop online on a regular basis which means that new sustainable ways of delivering parcels and managing returns are needed. At the same time, customers want a safe and convenient way of receiving parcels near their home. Against this background, the DenCity subproject Full-Service Properties has produced a complete solution for parcels, sharing schemes and local services.
Shared loads – an initiative that benefits many people
28 May 2021
How can we reduce the volume of heavy goods traffic in densely populated areas where many people live and work and also create more sustainable environments without compromising on service levels and customer benefits? Lindholm Delivery is a pilot of this type of service which is part of the DenCity project.
A game that can simplify cooperation before a construction logistics process starts
21 May 2021
From a board game to an online version in the midst of a pandemic. The construction logistics game designed as part of the CIVIC project has been developed further during the MIMIC project. In addition, another new game has been developed, which can be played online, in order to satisfy more players and thus more organisations. It is a game where everyone can be a winner provided that they follow the rules and don't focus all their efforts on winning.
The successor to the European rail programme was presented during a breakfast seminar
22 April 2021
During the spring, CLOSER organised online breakfast seminars focusing on how the technologies from the EU's Shift2Rail innovation programme can enable more efficient deliveries. The seminars highlighted technologies such as the digital automatic coupling, Intelligent Video Gate and preventive maintenance which were developed as part of Shift2Rail.
Sustainable Logistics System Through Longer Trucks
8 April 2021
Potential societal and transport efficiency benefits of introducing longer trucks, also known as High Capacity Transport (HCT), for local distribution and deliveries of goods to the nearest combined terminal are being investigated in an ongoing project, HCT Intermodal.
Cooperation is the key to driving developments and managing the transition
31 March 2021
The theme of CLOSER's annual conference at the end of March was the move towards a sustainable society. The conference was attended by players from different sectors who looked back at the results of their cooperation within CLOSER and also looked forwards to future ventures and initiatives.
Boosting the impact of EU funded research in the field of freight transport and logistics
26 March 2021
The BOOSTLOG project, a 3 year project funded by the EU through HORIZON 2020, will look into successful implementations of results from EU funded R&I projects and assess the impacts generated. It will also identify gaps and priorities for future funding programmes aimming to boost impact generated from fruture EU funded R&I projects to contribute to EU policy objectives, address societal challenges and increase EU’s competitiveness.
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