FoodPort Connecting Food Port Regions-Between and beyond
Research Project, 2010 – 2014

Food products, beverages and tobacco transport accounted for the largest share of European road tonne-kilometres in 2008, at over 15%. The food production relies heavily on road transport, leading to congestion, poor air quality and environmental degradation. Demands for environmentally friendly food production and distribution practices are beginning to emerge. It is anticipated that this will increase as awareness of increasing costs and damage to the environment. Food Port brings together local authorities, knowledge organizations, food industries and ports from 5 countries. The central aim of the project is to improve the accessibility and transport-logistic system of different food clusters around the North Sea Region. Some objectives of the project are; • Realization of green transport corridors for food products • Putting into practice modal shift • Development of technological innovation within the food supply chain • Improvement of accessibility between the partner regions • Creation of new partnerships for collaboration in food and logistics The research is carried out by the research centre Northern LEAD


Kenth Lumsden (contact)

Logistics & Transportation

Kristina Liljestrand

Logistics & Transportation


Chamber of Commerce West Flanders (VOKA)

Kortrijk, Belgium


Inverness, United Kingdom

Port of Esbjerg

Esbjerg, Denmark

Port of Gothenburg

Göteborg, Sweden

Port of Kristiansund and Nordmøre IMC (KNH)

Kristiansund, Norway

Port of Odense

Odense, Denmark

Port of Oostende

Oostende, Belgium

Port of Zeebrugge

Zeebrugge, Belgium

Region Västra Götaland

Vänersborg, Sweden

South East of Scotland Transport (SEStran)

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

UdviklingsRåd Sønderjylland (URS)

Aabenraa, Denmark

University of Hull

Hull, United Kingdom

University of Southern Denmark

Odense, Denmark


European Commission (EC)

Project ID: TheinterregIVBnorthseareg
Funding Chalmers participation during 2010–2014

Region Västra Götaland

Project ID: MN 28-2010
Funding Chalmers participation during 2010–2013

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Life Science Engineering (2010-2018)

Areas of Advance

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