Empty container positioning
Research Project , 2020 – 2022

At present, there is excessive transport of empty containers in the Swedish transport system. Although movements of empty containers are needed due to different locations of recipients and senders of goods, as well as imbalances between inbound and outbound goods flows in specific geographical areas, practitioners and researchers indicate a large efficiency potential for both fewer unnecessary transports and the use of more energy efficient modes of transport. In this project, empty container positioning in Sweden will be quantified, work practices and decision-making described and explained. The efficiency potential will be calculated as well as improvements including organizational changes based on actors’ barriers and incentives suggested.

Participants

Violeta Roso (contact)

Associate Professor at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics

Ceren Altuntas Vural

Associate Professor at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics

Juan Pablo Castrellon

Doctoral Student at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics

Lokesh Kumar Kalahasthi

Post doc at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics

Ivan Sanchez-Diaz

Associate Professor at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics

Collaborations

SSPA Sweden AB

Göteborg, Sweden

Funding

Swedish Energy Agency

Project ID: 51115-1
Funding Chalmers participation during 2020–2022

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Transport

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2021-01-15