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The future for regional and local waterways FULLY BOOKED

9 February, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm


A better use of inland waterways would relieve the infrastructure on land, reduce the transport sector’s total environmental impact and contribute to more sustainable transports. How do we see local and regional maritime transport in Sweden in 2030?

Welcome to a day for all who are interested and engaged in inland waterways and coastal shipping, where we can meet, exchange ideas and jointly contribute to the work for a sustainable shipping.

Preliminary programme

09.30 Registering and coffee

10.00 Introduction

Inland Waterways – potential and barriers in an international perspective- TBN

Potential of inland waterways and coastal shipping in Sweden – result from a governmental task conducted by the Swedish Maritime Administration – Björn Garberg, The Swedish Maritime Administration.

Rules and regulations for inland water transport – now and in the future? – Tove Jangland, Johan Isaksson, the Swedish Transport Agency

11.30 Lunch with mingle

12.30 Regional and local projects: 

  • Relieve city road transports by a freight strategy – Märta Brolinson, City of Stockholm
  • DenCity – urban waterways – Viktor Daun, SSPA
  • NÖKS – Short sea shipping in Öresund, Kattegatt and Skagerrak – Christian Finnsgård, SSPA
  • Barges on river Göta Älv – Johan Lantz, Avatar Logistics
  • Cargo on river Göta Älv and lake Vänern – Carina Gullberg, kommunalråd i Gullspångs
    kommun, Vänersamarbetet
  • EMMA-ENHANCING FREIGHT MOBILITY AND LOGISTICS – Per-Erik Holmberg, Business Manager, Viktoria Swedish ICT
  • Urban WaterTruck – Björn Södahl, Södahl & Partners AB
  • Förbifart Stockholm – Bengt Niklasson, Trafikverket

13.45 Paus

14.15 Future green transports are blue – how do we get inland water transport to become even greener? 

  • The waterway – the intermodal piece to resource efficient regional and urban transport – Karl Garme, KTH
  • New environmental friendly solutions for STA Road ferries – Anders Werner, STA Road ferries
  • Emission Free Waterways – biohybrid shipping – Andreas Westergren, Eurofeeder Shipping
  • Waterway 365 – Susanna Kihl, Vattenbussen

Panel discussion: How do we see local and regional maritime transport in Sweden in 2030? 

  • Björn Garberg, Sjöfartsverket
  • Märta Brolinson, Stockholm stad
  • Björn Södahl, Göteborgs stad
  • Johan Lantz, Avatar Logistics

16.00 End

NOTE! The seminar is aimed at industry, academia and the public sector interested in the area. The seminar is free and lunch is included, but registration is required. No attendance without cancellation is charged with 500 SEK. The seminar will be held in Swedish. THE SEMINAR IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

The concept vessel in the picture comes from KTH and Konstfack and is created by Linnea Våglund, Karin Bodin, Harsha Cheemakurthy, Johan Fridström, Urban Andrén and Simon Eklund



9 February, 2017
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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