Ongoing demo tests for urban waterways and city logistics

During the spring, several projects are performing demo tests with the goal to develop the potential of inland waterways and city logistics in Sweden. SSPA is involved in several of these projects and our experts in logistics and shipping have knowledge to share. Waterways in urban areas (cities) have unused capacity which could be used for transport of people, goods and waste. An increased use of inland waterway transport and city logistics can reduce the strain on the road network with positive environmental effects such as less noise and lower emissions.

In the project NÖKS II, the goal for the ongoing demo is to test a new concept of transporting containers by using barges. We are going to test an entire logistics chain. Barge traffic are often used in city logistics in many countries in Europe, but Sweden has yet to include the EU-classed inland waterways directives. The NÖKS II project has twenty-one partners in three countries (Denmark, Norway and Sweden) and are coordinated by SSPA. The project’s main objective is to contribute to a more environmentally friendly and low-carbon transport system in the region, while also developing and enhancing the maritime transport system and encouraging the transfer of freight from road to sea. Read more on the project website 

In the project DenCity, the goal of the demo project is to show that it is possible to combine the transport of goods to the city with transport with waste from the city. This project is a collaboration between industry, academia and the society and CLOSER coordinates. Read more on the project website 

 

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During this spring, several projects performing demo tests with the goal to develop the potential of inland waterways and city logistics in Sweden.