The barge “Helena” and towing vessel “Dragaren 6” transporting waste and goods on the urban waterways in Gothenburg. Photo: Christian Finnsgård

Demonstrating the use of urban and inland waterways

Demonstrating new logistics solutions is shown to be an important step for gaining understanding of system prerequisites for commercialisation, both with regard to technical issues such as vessel design characteristics and cargohandling equipment, and social matters such as the importance of practitioner involvement and the evaluation of performance criteria.

SSPA demonstrated the use of urban and inland waterways as part of two large collaboration projects: DenCity and NÖKS II. This is a promising path for the future, both for managing the trend towards more densely populated cities and for using more sustainable transport solutions.