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STRAtegies and measures for smarter urban freIGHT SOLutions

Objective

"Urban areas represent particular challenges for freight transport, both in terms of logistical performance and environmental impact. A range of regulatory, technological and logistical measures have been applied, most of them suffering from a lack of systematic evaluation and assessment related to their short and long term effects which impedes knowledge transfer and the adoption of best practice. As a consequence, large scale adaptations do often not come off, although many initiatives seemed successful in pilots and demonstrations. There is a clear need for a comprehensive approach to urban freight solutions, particularly linking urban to interurban freight movements. The objectives of STRAIGHTSOL are threefold: 1) Develop a new impact assessment framework for measures applied to urban-interurban freight transport interfaces. 2) Support a set of innovative field demonstrations showcasing improved urban-interurban freight operations in Europe. 3) Apply the impact assessment framework to the live demonstrations and develop specific recommendations for future freight policies and measures. The demonstrations represent cutting edge initiatives from leading stakeholders like DHL, Kuehne+Nagel and TNT, and cover Brussels, Barcelona, Thessaloniki, Lisbon, Oslo and the south of England. STRAIGHTSOL will contribute to the Commission’s research agenda through 1) an implementation of sustainable urban-interurban freight transport solutions, 2) widely disseminating the experiences and effects from the demonstrations amongst the logistics community, 3) demonstrating the added value of the evaluation tool framework for assessing last mile distribution and urban-interurban freight activities. The STRAIGHTSOL demonstrations and deliverables will give policy makers and transport industry players input for future measures in the field of last mile distribution and urban-interurban freight transport interfaces at the European, country, region, city and local levels."

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2011-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

TRANSPORTOKONOMISK INSTITUTT
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 926 936,40
Administrative Contact
Jardar Andersen (Dr.)

Participants (16)

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 299 000
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Vereeken (Ms.)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 144 000
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eftihia Nathanail (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 270 283
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yan Qiao (Ms.)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 181 009
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Teresa Malhoa (Dr.)
CONSORCI CENTRE D'INNOVACIO DEL TRANSPORT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 125 250
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 29
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leif Thorson (Mr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 272 704
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hj Quak (Dr.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 32 834
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Gabrijelčič (Prof.)
KUEHNE+NAGEL SOCIETE ANONYME FOR TRANSPORTS & LOGISTICS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 49 001
Address
El. Venizelou Ave. 330
176 75 Kallithea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dimitris Papadopoulos (Mr.)
OXFAM ACTIVITIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 50 948
Address
John Smith Drive Oxfam House
OX4 2JY Oxford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matthew George (Mr.)
DHL EXEL SUPPLY CHAIN SPAIN SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 164 000
Address
Calle Rumania 1 C.t. Coslada
28821 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Santiago Blasco (Mr.)
AJUNTAMENT DE L'HOSPITALET DE LLOBREGAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 4 000
Address
Placa De L Ajuntament 11
08901 L Hospitalet De Llobregat
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Blanca Atienza Gatnau (Mrs.)
EMEL - EMPRESA PUBLICA MUNICIPAL DE ESTACIONAMENTO DE LISBOA EEM
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 47 995
Address
Alameda Da Linhas De Torres 198/200
1750-150 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oscar Rodrigues (Dr.)
TNT Express Worldwide N.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 192 027,60
Address
Taurusavenue 111
2132 LS Hoofddorp
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jos Kagenaar (Mr.)
GS1 NORWAY
Norway
EU contribution
€ 77 348
Address
Brynsveien 11-13
0667 Oslo
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Roar Lorvik (Mr.)
ETABLISSEMENTEN FRANZ COLRUYT NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 18 750
Address
Edingensesteenweg 196
1500 Halle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Niels Van Couter (Mr.)
ETABLISSEMENTS DELHAIZE FRERES ET CIE LE LION GROUPE DELHAIZE SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 20 000
Address
Rue Osseghem 53
1080 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Davy Decock (Mr.)