Empty container positioning
At present, there is excessive transport of empty containers in the Swedish transport system. Although movements of empty containers are needed due to different locations of recipients and senders of goods, as well as imbalances between inbound and outbound goods flows in specific geographical areas, practitioners and researchers indicate a large efficiency potential for both fewer unnecessary transports and the use of more energy efficient modes of transport. In this project, empty container positioning in Sweden will be quantified, work practices and decision-making described and explained. The efficiency potential will be calculated as well as improvements including organizational changes based on actors’ barriers and incentives suggested.
- SSPA Sweden AB (Private, Sweden)
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- Swedish Energy Agency (Public, Sweden)