Network for Transport Measures

Project & financers

Funding of activities

The work within NTM is financed through the membership fees and additional activity based financial support for certain development projects. Below, are the previous and on-going projects and financiers of these projects. NTM encourage more projects cooperation that contributes to the general NTM offer. Please contact us if you have ideas that can develop NTM in general meanwhile your offer or knowledge improves we can mutually apply for external funding.

Assessment of load factor case studies (2020-2021)

NTM will during the autumn 2020 and spring 2021 assess some ten case studies, illuminating how the transport industry operates in order to increase their average load factor for vehicles and vessels. The study includes all modes of traffic and will also quantify the climate gains from these efforts. The case studies will be presented on a continuous basis when ready at our web page, NTMDelta

Partners and financers:

  • Swedish Transport Administration
  • Case studies organisations

Centre of competence on electric traffic (2020-2022)

Within the framework of fossil free goods transport, NTM has received financial support to establish a knowledge centre on electrified traffic together with Triple F ( Triple F is a Swedish joint program to support progress towards the target of fossil free  goods transport by 2045.

The project aims is to assess and maintain easy accessible guidelines and environmental data, where some data also will be embedded in NTMCalc. By providing industry common data  and tools the ambition is to enable credible environmental analyses of the effect from electrification, both positive and negative where a key element is valid information and methodologies. This will support this technical shift. The program includes qualitative and quantitative data.

Partners and financers:

  • Triple F
  • IVL

Development of international standard, ISO 14 083 (2020-2023)

Through a membership in the SIS Technical Committee TK 207 – Environmental management NTM takes an active role in the recently started initiative to develop and launch an international standard, ISO 14 083 –Quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions of transport operations.

Partners and financers:

  • SIS

Consequences of contradicting lifecycle assessment guidelines regarding fuels (2020-2021)

IVL and project partners, including NTM received financial funding from the Swedish Energy Agency to study life cycle assessment (LCA) of fuels. The aim of the project is to increase the understanding within the research academy, industry and authorities how the diversity of existing LCA guidelines leads to contradicting results regarding environmental effects, thus selection of fuels.

The project will assess 3-4 fuel supply chains through three different LCA methodologies; RED (Renewable Energy Directive), EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) and PEF (Product Environmental Footprint).

The final report of the project will be published in December 2021.

Partners and financers:

  • Swedish Energy Agency
  • IVL

Pilot on decision support system for intermodal transport chains (2020-2021)

Maritime Forum/Short Sea Promotion center and NTM develops an Internet based decision support system regarding intermodal ShortSea transport solutions (including road, sea and rail). The ambition is development of a pilot on a digital decision support system from a transport buyer perspective.

Partners and financers:

  • Swedish Transport Administration
  • Maritime Forum/Short Sea Promotion Center
  • Transport buyers
  • Ports
  • Shipping lines
  • Rail companies
  • Forwarders

Good to great (2019-2021)

Good to great aims to update NTMCalc to 5.0 including data for new vehicles, vessels and fuels. It also includes development of methodologies and  routing tools. The project is funded jointly by NTM and the Swedish Transport Administration.

Learn (2016-2019)

The Logistics Emissions Accounting and Reduction Network project (LEARN) aimed to empower business to reduce their carbon footprint across their global logistics supply chains. The LEARN project  received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 723984. NTM was one of 13 partners.

Get Greener (2016 – 2017)

The aim is to select relevant measures described in the toolbox of Swiftly Green and describe and estimate their reductions on enronmental and climate impact. Based on these measures the impact is assesses based on the reality in the Swedish part of the Scan-med corridor. The project includes three case studies; Long freight trains, Long trucks and Traffic infrastructure construction (tunnel)

Partners and financers are:

  • Swedish Transport Administration
  • Closer (Lindholmen science park)
  • Örebro University
  • Case organizations

Energo (2015-2017)

The aim is to evaluate how logistical improvements can be measured and thereby become a more common part when assessing the reductions of environmental and climate impact within transport logistics. The project includes three case studies including both manufacturing and trading activities

Partners and financers are:

  • Swedish Energy Agency
  • KNEG
  • Chalmers
  • IVL
  • Case companies

Advanced routing module (2015 – 2016)

The project aims to implement a routing module for users of NTMCalc web service where they only have geographical data on start and end of a transport chain. The module calculates the most likely route including several transport links and corresponding mode of traffic.

Partners and financers are:

  • Vinnova

Ecotell (2014 – 2016)

This project aims at developing the ability to use on board vehicle fuel consumtion data and actual cargo loads in environmental calculations on an operational basis. The project is led by IVL.

Partners and financers are:

  • IVL Foundation
  • Volvo
  • Scania
  • Viktoria Institute
  • CTH
  • Mah
  • DSV
  • Bring
  • Fraktkedjan
  • ÖGS
  • Postrack
  • Axelerate
  • Hogia
  • Preem
  • NTM

Holistic environmental analysis (2013-2015)

The aim is to further extend present calculations by including infrastructure effects, uncertainty, and noise effects. The project also includes activities on evaluation of environmental impact into external costs. The project is financed by:

  • IVL Foundation
  • NTM

Development of Green Corridor toolbox in the Swiftly Green project (2013-2015)

The project aims at development of a toolbox than enables transport services in transport corridors to become more sustainable. The project is funded by:

  • EU DG Move

Development of NTM into a centre of competence  (2013)

The project upport several activities within NTM, among other the new web page. The project is funded by:

  • Swedish Transport Administration

Network for Transport Measures (2011-2013)

The project aims at development of specific data for certain types of vehicles and vessels inNTMCalc. The project is funded by:


New Transport Measures (2011-2012)

The project supports all parts of NTM. Primary focus is however NTMCalc. The project is funded by:


NTM participation int finalization of the CEN-standard (2011-2012)

The project supports NTM participation in the finalization of the new standard regarding common methods for the assessment of energy use and emissions of GHG from transport services. The project is funded by:


Dissemination of methods related to NTMCalc (2009-2010)

The project aims at communication and dissemination of results deriving from devevelopment of NTMCalc . The project is funded by:


Climate and environmental calculation Tool for passenger travels (2009-2012)

The project aims at developing and implementing a new environmental analysis tool for passenger transportation, including an environmental database for all transport modes. The tool will be based on the same platform as NTMCalc Freight. The project is financed by:

  • IVL Foundation

Environmental Analysis Tool (2008-2011)

The project aims at developing and implementing a new environmental analysis tool for freight transportation, including an environmental database for all transport modes and a web-based calculation tool. The tool will serve transport providers’ and transport buyers’ future needs for effective, easy and quick calculations of the climate, health and environmental performance of freight transportation and freight transportation chains. The project is financed by:

  • IVL Foundation
  • Swedish Road Administration
  • Swedish Rail Administration
  • Swedish Maritime Administration
  • Schenker
  • Green Cargo
  • Geodis Wilson
  • SKF
  • ICA
  • Medicarrier/SLL
  • Lantmännen

Alternative Fuels (2005)

The project aimed at collecting emission data for alternative fuels, taking those vehicles and fuels which could publicly be bought in Sweden in spring 2005 as the initial point. This is working material which shall be evaluated and published by NTM Network for Transport and Environment. The project is financed by

  • Swedish Road Administration
  • Stockholm’s Environmental Administration
  • Göteborg’s Traffic Agendy
  • Stockholm Public Transport

International data for goods and logistics (2001-2004)

The project aimed at developing NTM’s current methods and data into internationally accepted models for all transport modes. It is separately funded by 15 companies and organizations, among which are:

  • Swedish Road Administration
  • DVS
  • GreenCargo
  • ICA
  • IKEA
  • SCA
  • SCA Transforest
  • Schenker