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Electric bullet freight trains


Recently the fastest freight train was launched in China. The train manufacturer CRRC in Tangshan have developed an aerodynamic train that can reach a speed of 350 km/h. The previous record for a freight train was 180 km/h, held by Mercitalia in Italy. 85% of the total CRRC train area can be used for freight. […]

Source: and Conlogic

The international shipping climate targets


The Marine Environmental Protection Agency, MEPC approved new regulations to cut the carbon intensity of existing ships through technical and operative measures. The draft amendments to the MARPOL convention would require ships to combine a technical and an operational approach to reduce their carbon intensity. This is in line with the ambition of the Initial IMO […]

Source: Dagens Miljöteknik

Development of EU mobility and greenhouse gas targets


The European Commission adopted a white paper in 2011 in order to enhance a competitive transport system ensuring sufficient mobility, removing major barriers in key areas and support growth and employment. At the same time, the aim  was to decrease Europe’s dependence on imported oil and by 2050 cut carbon emissions in transport by 60%. […]

Source: Conlogic

Biofuels for shipping


Transforming shipping towards fossil free solutions is a major challenge since sea traffic by definition occurs without immediate access to fuel supply. Moreover, fuel consumption is significant and break downs can lead to severe risks. Without a reliable and seamless shipping, the global trade will be hampered. Presently the global shipping emits 2 – 3% […]

Source: SEKAB 20200309

Hydrogen within road and rail traffic


Electrification of road and rail traffic presently seek new solutions enabled by on-board fuel cells that delivers power to electric motors without emissions of air pollutants and green-house gases. Most challenging has in the past been development of sufficiently energy efficient propulsion solutions in a life cycle perspective. Taking into account production, distribution and storage […]

Source: Vätgas Sverige, Scania samt Transportnet

New regulations on sea transport sulphur emissions from January 1st 2020


Historically heavy bunker oil for ocean transport has contained high levels of Sulphur, being a residual product from crude oil distillation. The ship engine fuel combustion thereby generates emissions of Sulphur dioxide (SO2). Sulphur dioxide is harmful to human health, causing respiratory symptoms and lung disease. In the atmosphere, SO2 contributes to acid rain, which harms […]

Source: IMO

Back at Conlogic


During the 1st of January and the 6th of September 2019 Magnus Swahn was employed by the Swedish Transport Administration. Magnus has during this time period led the Governmental initiated investigation on Horizontal collaboration and open data. During the same period Magnus also finalized the research report on Activity based freight data. First reports from […]

Source: Conlogic

New Challenges


Since the 1st of January Magnus Swahn is employed by the Swedish Transport Administration to investigate opportunities and obstacles for access and use of more operational data regarding goods transport. The aim is to accomplish more efficient transport services and enhance tomorrows goods transport systems. The investigation on these topics and possible roadmaps is commissioned […]


Scania develops electric trucks supplied by fuel cells and hydrogen


In collaboration with Renova, Scania develops an electric truck where electricity is supplied through fuel cells driven by hydrogen. The project is a joint effort with KTH and the Swedish Energy Agency. Scania is also developing four distribution trucks on the same technical platform for the Norwegian retail company Asko. The truck will have a […]

Source: Ny Teknik

Lack of cobalt is hindering the development of electric vehicles


A new report from the EU Commission points out how an accelerated introduction of electric vehicles (EVs) increases the demand for lithium-ion batteries (LIB). This is expected to increase significantly in the future. Considering annual supply and demand balances in global average scenarios, including the effects of substitution over demand is already perceived to exceed […]

Source: JRC

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