BESTFACT project “Best European Freight Practices” is funded by the
European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme and is conducted by 18
expert organizations. The objective of BESTFACT is to develop, disseminate and
enhance the utilisation of best practices and innovations in freight transport
that contribute to meeting European transport policy objectives with regard to
competitiveness and environmental impact. 18 expert organizations are involved
project. BESTFACT covers three clusters: 1. Urban Freight, 2. Green Logistics
& Co-modality and 3. eFreight.
Best Practices are characterized by the following attributes:
- Includes an innovative approach beyond the common practice
- Addresses both business and policy objectives
- Have considerable and measurable positive effects
- Should be transferable to other companies, initiatives or contexts
The objectives of BESTFACT are
Comprehensive inventory of best practices and innovations in freight and urban
logistics with proven sustainable efficiency.
Open, neutral stakeholder platform offering easily exploitable and
continuously updated data compendium.
Matching competitive urban and freight logistics business situations
innovative research and sustainable EU policy objectives.
Simplifying, standardising and streamlining ICT processes and e-freight
procedures by industrial stakeholders, administrations and researchers.
There will be 150 best practice case descriptions in total. In addition there
will be 60 in-depth analyses and a practical handbook. A few workshops and
conferences will be organized.
VTT makes 8 best practice case descriptions and 3 in-depth analyses.
The official webpages of BESTFACT