Did you know that many of the trucks transporting goods in central Gothenburg are not always fully loaded? Imagine what it would be like if transports could be coordinated in a way that would lower emissions in the city? That’s exactly what NOVELOG aims to do.

Through this project, the City of Gothenburg’s Traffic and Public Transport Authority hopes to lower the traffic volume around Nordstan, which would lower emissions. This is also very important, due to the level of construction around Gothenburg Central Station. To lower the volume of freight traffic in the city, a solution is being analyzed and developed that would consolidate and coordinate freight transports from a terminal on the outskirts of the city. In this project, we are using experience from other similar projects in the city, like Stadsleveransen and Lindholmsleveransen. NOVELOG contributes to a better understanding of how cost effective strategies, measures and business models can reduce carbon dioxide emissions from logistics activities in Gothenburg.

NOVELOG is an EU-financed project aimed at increasing our knowledge of urban deliveries and service trips. The aim is to help cities implement efficient and sustainable political measures, along with facilitating collaboration that promotes sustainable urban logistics. The project is developing policies for SUMP (Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning) in European cities.

Athens, Turin, Graz, Rome, Barcelona and Mechelen are pilot cities in the project. The project also consists of a number of case studies from Gothenburg, the Emilia Romagna Region, Venice, Copenhagen, Pisa and London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.


Funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation under grant agreement No 636626.

The project is run by the City of Gothenburg’s Traffic and Public Transport Authority