Norwegian business and industry is dependent of good infrastructure and efficient freight transport. The research area includes studies of commodity flows, future freight flows, wider economic impacts from infrastructure investments, logistics costs, competition between different modes of transport, environmental and climate impacts of implementation of new vehicle technology and localisation of terminals and surrounding analysis. Other important topics include efficiency analysis of various elements in transport chains, international logistics and business models.
This knowledge is important for shippers, transport operators and authorities. An important part of the team's work is quantitative analyses for the four transport agencies and the Ministry of Transport and communication connected to the work with the National Transport Plan. Through close cooperation with Statistics Norway, we have access to basic data from several surveys.