Suburban logistics - efficient use of infrastructure

The increasing urbanization and the expected regional expansion planned in the metropolitan regions in Sweden leads to to major transportation challenges. Improved transport efficiency through more efficient utilization of existing infrastructure is central to satisfy the mobility requirements of both people and freight, while minimizing the environmental impact. 
A FFI-funded pre-study concluded that there is high potential, both in terms of capacity and technology, to dynamically prioritize sustainable freight transport and increase the capacity of existing infrastructure by streamlining the sub-urban logistics in metropolitan regions.

The aim of the project is to investigate the socio-economic potential of a streamlined sub-urban logistics for freight transport, through dynamic prioritization, and to prepare for a full-scale demonstration. The project is expected to result in a proposal for how a full-scale demonstration could be carried out, based on an analysis of feasibility, environmental- and commercial benefits, as well as verified system effects.

The main applicant of the project is Closer at Lindholmen Science Park and collaborative partners are DB Schenker, the Swedish Transport Administration, the Västra Götaland region, Chalmers University of Technology, the Royal Institute of Technology, Gothenburg city, City of Stockholm and Mindconnect. Volvo Group, Scania and Ericsson supports further development of the project and the first two are included in the reference group through their participation in Closer ́s Round table within Urban Mobility.

The project is funded by FFI, the Swedish Transport Administration and the Västra Götaland region, and is set to run between August 2016 and April 2018. The total budget for the project is SEK 3.7 million.

Partner organizations

  • Lindholmen Science park, Closer (Other, Sweden)
  • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) (Academic, Sweden)
  • Mindconnect AB (Private, Sweden)
  • Schenker (Private, Sweden)
Start date 15/08/2016
End date The project is closed: 30/04/2018

Page manager Published: Thu 31 May 2018.