Short Sea Shuttle Concept

Start date 01/12/2012
End date The project is closed: 01/12/2013

​The main idea behind Short Sea Shuttles is in scheduled and reliable container service between one main port, The Port of Gothenburg, and a number of smaller–satellite ports on a daily basis. And, from a satellite port to transport containers further to a dry port, if there is a need for further transport.

The purpose of this project is to analyze logistics, economic and environmental aspects of a Short Sea Shuttles as complement to existing rail shuttles. First, the transport system will be described and examined from a logistics standpoint. Thereafter, economic and environmental performance of the system will be calculated, before the final design of the system is suggested.

The research is carried out by the research centre Northern LEAD.


Organisations involved
​Gothenburg university, IVL Svenska miljöinstitutet
Project leader
​Linda Styhre, IVL
Area of advance
​Chalmers Area of advance Transport
​VGR, Trafikverket and LTS

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