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Project: Port development in Longyearbyen, Svalbard – a social economics analysis
Year: 2015
Client: The Port of Longyearbyen
Description: Bodø Commercial College and Transportutvikling AS have been commissioned by the Port of Longyearbyen, in order to carry out a social economics analysis of a development project in the Port. The project / investment comprise construction of a quay and adjacent buildings on shore.


Project: Transport subsidies in Sweden
Year: 2011
Client: Nordland County
Description: This project discussed the Swedish transport subsidizing arrangement, and how it is functioning today. The study also looked into possible consequences for a few particular ports in Nordland County which nurture ambitions for east-west transport solutions.
By means of specific case studies, assessments for transportation through Sweden and ports in Nordland are conducted, in order to compare transportation costs.


Project: Improved economy and environmental standards for waste transport on The North Calotte
Year: 2009
Client: EU, through the Interreg IV A North programme, has been co-financing this project, which was commissioned by Hålogaland Ressursselskap (HRS) in Narvik and Tekniska Verken AB (TVAB) in Kiruna
Description: The main project goal is to improve economical and environmental conditions for waste transport between Kiruna, Sweden, and Northern Norway. The project has evaluated the possibility  of developing HUB-functions in Kiruna, connected to similar functions in Narvik.
The project aims at contributing to improved economical results for the Companies involved, better utilisation of the transport vehicles and reduced external costs for the community in general.


Project: An evaluation of economical aspects related to ferry connections
Year: 2009
Client: Nordland County Council
Description: Transportutvikling Bodø AS has produced a paper with an evaluation of economical aspects related to the 15 ferry connections which will be taken over by Nordland County from national authorities as per January 1st 2010.


Project: Funding application – Seaworks AS
Year: 2008
Client: Seaworks AS
Description: Transportutvikling AS has assisted Seaworks AS in producing a complete application for the purpose of seeking funding assistance from Innovasjon Norge AS, related to the client’s investment plans.


Project: Evaluation of local transport costs for the port of Lenvik
Year: 2007
Client: Lenvik Municipality
Description: Transportutvikling AS has, based on a general approach, looked into the cost-difference between a previous internal cargo transport solution and a new transport mode to and from the melting plant in Finnfjordbotn and the cargo berth at Holmen.


Project: Cost reduction Vacuro
Year: 2006
Client: Vacuro
Description: A paper estimating a reduction of investments and operating costs by using Vacuro’s method for labelling and identification of containers, compared with other known solutions. The paper is presently being utilized in marketing the Vacuro product.


Project: Business plan for Vacuro
Year: 2005
Client: Vacuro
Description: Preparing a business plan for Vacuro. The company has developed a concept for labelling of containers. The method presented in this business plan is both cost- and time saving, compared to present solutions.


Project: Costs associated with the implementation of new national safety regulations for fast passenger ferries, car ferries and local boat services in Norway
Year: 2003 – 2004
Client: Collegium of the County Council Heads of Transportation and Communication (Samferdselssjefskollegiet) c/o Troms County Council on behalf of all 13 coast counties in Norway.
Description: Comprehensive project that aims to establish which costs that have incurred, and is expected to incur, for Norway’s County Council’s due to the implementation of tightened national safety regulations after the tragic accident of the M/S ‘Sleipner’ November 1999. The project includes all of Norway’s fast passenger ferries, car ferries and local boat services in Norway under contract with the nation’s County councils.
Transportutvikling AS shall further provide an overview of the prevailing rules and regulations relevant to the project (for instance the SOLAS convention and associated codes).


Project: Transport of fresh fish on the Nordland line railway from the Salten region
Year: 2003
Client: Salten Regional Council
Description: Conducted an evaluation of obstacles and possibilities for the further development of transport of fresh fish from the Salten region on the Nordland line railway. Concrete financial calculations- and logistical assessment were made.


Project: Port development the Børøya terminal, Port of Hadsel
Year: 2002
Client: Port of Hadsel
Description: Prepared recommendations for logistics and terminal arrangements, investment planning and terminal organization as to planned development of Børøya terminal in the municipality of Hadsel in Nordland, Norway.


Project: Railway solution for industries in Nordland County
Year: 2001, 2002-2003
Client: Elkem, Fundia AS and the Regional Authority of Northern Norway (LU)
Description: A project in two parts.
Part 1 consisted of the evaluation and give recommendations that form the basis for the development of more competitive railway solutions for the heavy industry in the counties of North-Trøndelag and Nordland. Primary focus is placed on the continental markets and the development of transport solutions that would provide balanced trade and high frequency.
Part 2 consisted of the preparation of an information document in connection with the National Transport Plan (NTP) 2006-2015, primarily targeted political actors. Transportutvikling AS furthermore prepared a comprehensive information prospectus/request for proposal document named ‘Invitation for Expression of Interest’ primarily targeted towards transport providers.


Project: East-West transports - Northern Alternative (N.E.W.)
År: 2001 – 2004
Client: UIC – The International Union of Railways, Swedish National Railway Administration, Finnish Rail Administration, Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communication, Massport (USA), Port of Narvik and Futurum.
Description: The conceptual idea for the N.E.W. freight corridor was launched by the business development company Futurum AS. The International Union of Railways in Paris (UIC) initiated the idea into the project ‘Northern East-West Freight Corridor’ (N.E.W.) which that shall contribute in developing intermodal transport solutions between USA/Canada and Central Asia through the Barents region. Transportutvikling AS conducts the market analysis, competitive evaluations and describe the overall transport concept.
The project has gained wide international acclaim and UIC has described the N.E.W. corridor as their single most important project and a reference for other international corridors.
The projects objective is to establish a trial transport and to prepare for further commercialization of the corridor.


Project: Arrangements in connection with the founding and establishment
Year: 2000 – 2001.
Client: Arctic Steinindustri AS.
Description: Preparation of business plan, financing and emission documents. Financial evaluations based on existing and compiled assumptions. As of April 2001 the investments are static due to the search for shareholders.