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STRAtegies and measures for smarter urban freIGHT SOLutions

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."
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Coordinator

TRANSPORTOKONOMISK INSTITUTT

Address

Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo

Norway

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 926 936,40

Administrative Contact

Jardar Andersen (Dr.)

Participants (16)

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VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 299 000

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 144 000

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 270 283

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 181 009

CONSORCI CENTRE D'INNOVACIO DEL TRANSPORT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 125 250

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 272 704

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 32 834

KUEHNE+NAGEL SOCIETE ANONYME FOR TRANSPORTS & LOGISTICS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 49 001

OXFAM ACTIVITIES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 50 948

DHL EXEL SUPPLY CHAIN SPAIN SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 164 000

AJUNTAMENT DE L'HOSPITALET DE LLOBREGAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 4 000

EMEL - EMPRESA PUBLICA MUNICIPAL DE ESTACIONAMENTO DE LISBOA, E.E.M.

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 47 995

TNT Express Worldwide N.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 192 027,60

GS1 NORWAY

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 77 348

ETABLISSEMENTEN FRANZ COLRUYT NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 18 750

ETABLISSEMENTS DELHAIZE FRERES ET CIE LE LION GROUPE DELHAIZE SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 20 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285295

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2011

  • End date

    31 August 2014

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 106 731,80

  • EU contribution

    € 2 876 086

Coordinated by:

TRANSPORTOKONOMISK INSTITUTT

Norway