Ahlmark Lines started operations already in 1847. Ahlmark Lines is a subsidiary of O.F. Ahlmark & Co Efter A.-B. Today, the characteristic A, as in Ahlmarks, can be seen on the funnels of their ships all over Europe.
Ahlmarks ships are often named after Swedish lakes, e.g. the Aspen, Fryken and Skagern – names that indicate safe and environmental-friendly transports. Ahlmark Group’s shipping operations are today managed by Ahlmark Lines, a modern shipping company, with a flexible fleet, regular traffic service and other services that meet their customers’ present and future needs.
Chalmers Shipping and marine technology conducts research and development of the latest technologies for propulsion and navigation of ships. They train naval architects, master mariners, marine engineers and shore personnel in shipping. The shipping and marine technology Department is situated on the dynamic and expansive campus Lindholmen. Here they have Sweden’s most comprehensive simulator centre for marine transport and navigation.
Gothenburg (Göteborg) is the second largest city in Sweden by population and the fifth largest in the Nordic countries. Situated on the west coast of Sweden, the city has a population of 524,767, with 549,839 in the urban area and total of 945,713 inhabitants in the metropolitan area.
King Gustav Adolf founded the City of Gothenburg in 1621 and the city is located by the sea at the mouth of river Göta älv. Gothenburg is home to many students, as the city includes both the University of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology and IT University.
Erik Thun AB was founded in 1938 by Helge Källsson after the decease of the former owner of the business – Erik Thun. The shipping activity probably started as far back as in 1853 when the port of Lidköping was built.
Thunbolagen’s main business area is shipping and the Group operates 34 vessels, most of them wholly or partly owned. Business areas are foremost conventional dry cargo vessels, self-unloading vessels, product tankers and charter. During the years other activities have also been included such as road carriers, shipyard, oil business, a sawmill, building material merchants, passenger traffic on the Göta Canal etc.
For many years InPort Intelligent Port Systems AB has developed and deployed standard and advanced logistic systems for the port authority, terminal operators, other actors in the port industry as well as to ship owner companies. Today InPort is market leader in the Nordic countries for ports and terminal operators for logistic system with the application suite named “PORTIT”.
Karlstad Municipality (Karlstads kommun) is a muncipiality in Värmland County in west central Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Karlstad. The present municipality was established in 1971 when the former City of Karlstad was amalgamated with a number of surrounding rural municipalities. The municipality is a public authority, which in accordance with the principle of public access to official records, means that everyone has the opportunity to take an active part in municipal proceedings and plans associated with various projects.
The overall administration of the City of Karlstad is divided into eight individual administrations, which employ some 7,000 people. These eight administrations are subdivided into different areas of responsibility working to ensure that the residents of Karlstad are happy living in the municipality.
More than 25 years of experience from implementing and integrating advanced logistic solutions for Ports, Terminals and Shipping companies.
Kristinehamn Municipality (Kristinehamns kommun) is a municipality in Värmland in west central Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Kristinehamn. The present municipality was created in 1971 when the former City of Kristinehamn was merged with parts of the two dissolved rural municipalities Visnum and Väse. Kristinehamn is a viable municipality, where an increasing number of families with children gives a good age structure, where a growing and diversified economy provides diversity and security, and where culture, nature and archipelago attracts more and more.
The Port of Gothenburg is the largest port in Scandinavia, with over 11,000 vessel calls each year. At the Port of Gothenburg, there are terminals for containers, ro-ro, cars, passengers and oil and other energy products. Since 2010, the port has been divided into a municipal Port Authority and separate terminal companies that deal with the operational side.
The Gothenburg Port Authority will provide an infrastructure and an energy port, be responsible for safety, berthing and co-ordination, and promote the national and international marketing of the whole port. The business concept is to create conditions for a strong, efficient, sustainable Scandinavian freight hub.
Region Värmland is an organization that the county’s 16 municipalities have formed jointly with the county council to take responsibility for regional development, growth issues, culture, public transportation and adult education in Värmland. The organization was set up in 2001 as a municipal association*. Six years later the organization was changed when the Government decided that every county could set up a cooperative body to take over responsibility for a number of Government functions from the county administrative boards. We have therefore been responsible for functions that include the planning of infrastructure in the region, i. e. rail, road, shipping and aviation, since 2007.
Region Västra Götaland’s assignment is to contribute to a thriving Västra Götaland which is a good place to live and work. Region Västra Götaland is governed by democratically elected politicians and with just over 50,000 employees is one of Sweden’s biggest employers. Together with its 49 municipalities, trade and industry, organizations and academia, Region Västra Götaland drives development with Västra Götaland’s best interests as its objective.
SSPA Sweden AB provides solutions for every need arising within the maritime field – whether it be ship design, maritime operations, port and terminal development or coastal services on the global market.
SSPA has about 100 employees and is a maritime consultant partner which;
– acts as a bridge between research and implementation with a neutral development platform and hydrodynamic test facilities as a foundation
– contribute to secure sustainable development through appropriate risk management in accordance with the customer
– combining economics, environment, humans and technology in symbiosis for optimal energy efficiency and environment
The Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) is responsible for long-term planning of the Swedish transport system – traffic on roads and railways, on the sea and in flight. It is also responsible for building, operating and maintaining public roads and railways, and works to provide basic access to interregional public transport, in part through its transport procurement operations. The Swedish Transport Administration is also entrusted with the task of examining issues involving government funding of Swedish navigation.
Trafikverket ICT has delivered their services on the open market since the early 1990s. They have over 600 employees and they supply everything from turnkey solutions to simple services for intelligent transportation systems, office, network and operations.
Their customers are in the public sector, transport sector, including telecom operators and large enterprises. Because they offer complete solutions their customers can focus on the core of their businesses. This applies regardless of whether they deliver TV programs, mobile telephony and broadband, operates fractures or responsible for driving license.
The Swedish Maritime Administration is a government agency which has its tasks specified in the instruction (SFS 2007:1161) for the Swedish Maritime Administration and in the annual appropriations. The Swedish Maritime Administration work to ensure that the transport policy objectives within the maritime area are met in a cost effective manner. Activities are financed primarily through dues and fees on commercial shipping.
The overall aim of transport policy is “to ensure an economically efficient and sustainable transport for citizens and businesses throughout the country.”
The Swedish Maritime Administration’s mission is, based on the transport policy objectives, to develop and balance their activities in the maritime sector so that all the objectives and hence the overall transport policy objective can be met in the long run.
Viktoria Swedish ICT, part of the Swedish ICT structure of institutes, is a non-profit IT research institute focused on automotive and transport informatics. The applied research carried out here, which is aimed at creating strategic benefits and research excellence, is divided into five areas: electromobility, cooperative systems, vehicle diagnostics, sustainable transport and open vehicle platforms. In sustainable transport, the focus is on sustainable solutions for transporting people and goods for urban, regional, national and global sustainable mobility.
VINNOVA – Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems – is Sweden’s innovation agency. Their mission is to promote sustainable growth by improving the conditions for innovations, as well as funding needs-driven research.
Every year VINNOVA invests about SEK 2 billion in various initiatives. Since co-financing from actors must total at least the same amount, Vinnovas funds have more than doubled. Funding decisions are made with assistance from national and international experts and there is ongoing monitoring and evaluation of all initiatives. Vinnova carry out regular impact analysis to evaluate and draw lessons from the long-term impacts of VINNOVA’s efforts.