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Centre for Sustainable Road Freight Transport

Sustainable Road Freight Through Research and Partnership

 

The Centre is a collaboration between Cambridge and Heriot-Watt Universities and organizations in the freight and logistics sectors, with a major 5-year grant from EPSRC. Its purpose is to research engineering and organizational solutions to make road freight economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. The centre has a £5.8 million funding for the first 5 years.

  The research team brings together road freight vehicle engineering expertise from the Department of Engineeringat the University of Cambridge, and logistics expertise from Heriot-Watt's Logistics Research Centre: to explore ways to make road freight economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. A vital feature of the Centre is its close links with the freight industry

 The Centre is about to extend its research to address how a connected world will enable the reorganisation of logistics and deliver a reduced carbon footprint. The Centre is running approximately 14 projects, that include: (i) the deployment of sensors on vehicles to capture drive cycles, payload and journey details, (ii)  developing a large-scale agent-based model simulation of the UK freight system , (iii) developing alternative business models for the reorganisation of freight and (iv) cold-chain technologies.

 For more information on the 'Centre' and its work visit the Centre websitehere

 If you are interested in working with us, please contact Dr Phil Greening by e-mail toP.Greening@hw.ac.uk or by telephone to 44 131 449 5111

 If you are interested in working with us, please contact Dr Phil Greening by e-mail to P.Greening@hw.ac.uk or by telephone to 44 131 449 5111

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