Technological transitions for sustainable logistics

Technological solutions can help logistics systems become more sustainable. But how do we get there? This is a central question for us.

In our research, we study several different technical solutions. But we don't focus exclusively on the technology – we also look at its effects on the system as a whole. We analyse technological change in several different ways: how new fuels and digitalisation affect transportation systems; how we can enable increased use of more sustainable transportation via train and boat; and how the physical design of load carriers – such as the aerodynamics of trucks and trailers – affect costs, logistics planning, working environment and transport emissions.

Technological transitions in sustainable logistics is one of our eight research areas in climate smart transport systems.

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