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Coordination of core European supply chains using Optimization

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Coordinator RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - SICS Swedish ICT Västerås AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 3 203 328
Project duration July 2016 - November 2018
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The CO2REOPT project aimed at developing methods and tools for full transport integration, where suppliers, transporters and customers share a integrated and optimized intermodal supply chain. The objective is to 1) adapt timetables to the supply prediction at the origin, the demand at the destinations and the infrastructure capacity, while taking fleet availability and transport leg balance in consideration, and to 2) design optimal cross-border synchromodal transport services.

Expected effects and result

The CO2REOPT goal of increasing reliability of railway transports has a large impact on the attractiveness of railway freight in general, and in particular for the highly-electrified European network the project contributes to a shift from fossil-fueled transports to a much greener alternative. The project developed methods and research prototypes for the approached planning problems, conclusions of which were disseminated to research community and industry.

Planned approach and implementation

Two important cross-border case studies were considered: the LKAB iron ore rail transports from Kiruna (Sweden) to Narvik (Norway), and the Samskip synchromodal transport services on the corridor Düisburg in Germany to Norway and Sweden. These corridors were be studied in depth and requirements were collected and the state-of-the-art was analysed. Thereafter there was a phase with algorithm and software development, and the project was concluded with evaluation of impacts and effects as well as scientific dissemination.

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Last updated 6 February 2019

Reference number 2016-02759

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