Chalmers Conferences, LCM 2013

Erik Fridell, Dan Andersson, Martin Jerksjö

Last modified: 2014-09-11


It becomes increasingly important to analyze the environmental impact and
effectiveness of goods transport systems. The impact of transport on
environment, climate and health can be calculated as external costs. This
paper presents a tool that can be used to internalize the external effects and
analyze the effect of changes in goods transport solutions. The tool provides
estimates of 1) transport efficiency and effectiveness, expressed as total
logistics cost, and 2) environmental and other external interference, expressed
as external costs. The tool addresses all modes of transport and a wide variety
of parameters besides CO2 emissions. The tool has been tested in case studies
with conflicts or synergies between environmental and logistical efficiency. A
challenge in the case studies was to get the required data. In order to capture
the intrinsic uncertainties in these types of models, uncertainty calculations
are made.


Goods transport; External costs; Logistics efficiency


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