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SMARTSET

SMARTSET is a project that addresses the need to create and showcase new and innovative solutions for improving the attractiveness of terminals both for long distance transports and “last mile” distribution in city centres. The 13 partners in the consortium are convinced that the project will provide new, large scale market based solutions for terminals. The aim is to both reduce congestion and energy consumption and to create economically viable business models with the potential to operate fully without any public funding. The project is structured around three core aspects for creating successful and attractive terminals; cooperative business models which will create new horizontal solutions for urban freight transport; regulations and incentives which will alter transport demand in favour of terminals; and energy efficient vehicles which will significantly reduce the energy consumption of both long distance transports and urban distribution. Thus SMARTSET encompasses the business case for a sustainable transport through the whole supply chain. SMARTSET will generate the following outputs:    Create a cost effective solution and a sustainable business model for combined consolidation and zero-emission distribution of goods    Demonstrate a model for zero-emission last mile distribution that can be adapted in a number of major, medium sized and small cities in Europe    Demonstrate the potential of electric-powered distribution vehicles to and within cities    Develop incentives and restrictions that aim to stimulate consolidated distribution with electric-powered vehicles preserving or improving the quality of the distribution services The quantitative goals of the project are:    Reduction of vehicle kilometres generated from distribution in connection to establishment of the UFT's by 50%    Reduction of energy consumption by 36 GWh /year    Reduction of CO2 emissions by 9063 tonnes /year    8 business models developed covering different geographical sites, stakeholders and cities.    5 terminals operating on market based conditions (Gothenburg, Sundsvall, Padova, Rome, Newcastle    3 Business models developed for terminal schemes that will not be in operation during the project period (Berlin, Graz, Forlì)    20 different stakeholder organisations affected by the project