Recently launched Waterborne is a new European research and innovation platform for waterborne industries. SSPA is a proud supporter.
— Waterborne is an important step forward to strengthen the maritime industry, says Christian Finnsgård, head of SSPA Research.
Waterborne has been set up as an industry-oriented Technology Platform to establish a continuous dialogue between all waterborne stakeholders, such as classification societies, shipbuilders, shipowners, maritime equipment manufacturers, infrastructure and service providers, universities or research institutes, and with the EU Institutions, including Member States.
In the research project AKTSAM (Actor collaboration to realise modal shift of freight transport), financed by the Swedish Energy Agency, SSPA’s Sustainable Maritime Logistics team together with Linköping University have set out to explain how actor collaboration can facilitate increased use of rail and sea freight transport.
SSPA’s Sustainable Maritime Logistics team has long experience in modal shift research including the perspective of transport-buying companies, actor collaboration, increased use of sea transportation, and also inland and urban waterway transportation. In the AKTSAM research project both transport providers and companies sending and receiving goods have been interviewed and specific relationships studied in-depth.