How can innovative logistics concepts for increased inland and coastal shipping be developed? This has been in focus for the recently completed research project InLog, a collaborative project between SSPA and the University of Gothenburg, with industrial participation from Avatar Logistics and Seadvise.
- To accelerate the desirable modal shift from land to sea transport, we need to look beyond today's limitations in business models, regulations, freight flow, and ship concepts, says Vendela Santén, project manager at SSPA. Among other things, a concept for an electric container vessel has been developed within the framework of this project.
The international shipping industry is in for some radical changes. Wind power is now an option that deserves to be taken seriously. SSPA has developed efficient prediction tools for both wind-propelled and wind-assisted ships to support the development of more sustainable maritime transport.
SSPA has signed a framework agreement with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) and the Swedish Armed Forces. This agreement, Marine Platforms - Amphibious Systems, covers consulting support within ship technical competencies. It includes, among other things, investigations and technical documentation, implementation of investigations, design documentation, delivery inspections and system work. The agreement is valid for three years, from the turn of the year in 2021, with the possibility of an extension for another four years.
- At SSPA we are of course very proud of this renewed trust from FMV and the Swedish Armed Forces, says Stefan Eliasson, CEO of SSPA Sweden AB.