Samhällsekonomiskt underlag för hamnpolitiken


The report contains a review of the transport policy issues and the economic literature relating to ports, including connections on the seaward and landward side. The prerequisites for a efficient port policy are discussed as well as the supporting documentation needed and sought after and the extent to which the literature provides answers to the policy issues. The emphasis is on Sweden and the EU. Policy issues and the literature are analysed on the basis of four areas: 1) control of ports, 2) regulation policy with respect to competition, 3) investment policy and 4) pricing. The review shows that there are unresolved policy issues. Academic research takes up many issues of relevance for port policy, although it is often processes rather than scientific articles that lead to answers to the issues. Many findings are situation-specific and there are few comparative studies. Research contributions come from the whole world, although the number of contributions from Swedish and Nordic researchers and studies of Sweden/the Nordic countries is limited. In the case of Sweden, a need has been identified to develop intermodal social cost-benefit analyses. Competition-related issues reoccur in several of the policy areas examined. We therefore also see a need to analyse competition in the different markets.



ERPUG 2017

The five year anniversary of  European Road Profile Users' Group (ERPUG) Forum will take place at Ramboll head quarter, Copenhagen, Denmark October 19-20, 2017. 



Vehicle Driver Monitoring: sleepiness and cognitive load

To prevent road crashes it is important to understand driver related contributing factors, which have been suggested to be the critical reason in 94 per cent of crashes. The overall aim of the project Vehicle Driver Monitoring has been to advance the...


Tomas Svensson new director-general

Tomas Svensson was today appointed Director-General of VTI. Tomas has been acting Director-General since January 2017. 


Crash testing bicycles at VTI

For the first time single bicycle crashes have been simulated at the VTI crash safety laboratory.


A case study exploring firefighters’ and municipal officials’ preparedness for electrical vehicles

A VTI-study presents a social perspective on new vehicle technology. It explores the self-reported preparedness of the fire departments (i.e., rescue services) in Sweden’s three largest cities regarding rescue operations involving electrical vehicles (EVs).


Pioneering research on and about bicycles at VTI

Under what circumstances might cyclists lose tyre grip? What actions could then be taken to prevent a crash? VTI is currently developing a theoretical model of the behaviour of bicycle tyres during braking and steering in different situations and on different...


Virtual pedestrians create efficient stations

If more people are to choose sustainable travel, then the public transport stations of the future must be designed so that pedestrians can get where they are going quickly, without congestion or queues. The Swedish Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)...