Policies, new technology (e.g. vehicles, fuel) and intermodal transport are insufficient to tackle the high environmental targets of urban freight transport. Considerable excess capacity is available in the freight transport system; underutilized capacity of vehicles and limited cooperation between transport providers and –buyers. This potential can be used to meet the increased demand for freight transport and energy conservation and improved energy efficiency. Through concept development and case studies of urban supply chains (product owner → transport provider → store → consumer) this project aims to create new knowledge and research environment, as well as actionable knowledge in the form of methods and principles through which the freight transport sector can identify the potential of “where” as well as “how” it can be brought to life. The positive effects of effective flow of material and resource utilisation are in themselves a competitive energy resource: the ‘fifth fuel’.
LTS - Logistik och Transport Stiftelsen
Árni Halldórsson, Kenth Lumsden, Anette Winter, Magnus Blinge, Jessica Wehner.