The consortium consist of academic partners with transportation research experience and industrial partners from the transport/logistics sector.
SINTEF ICT has participated in many projects involving all transport modalities and every segment of the logistic chain. Recently SINTEF developed state-of-the-art technology for optimized train dispatching in main line. The tool is operational on a rail line on the Norwegian west coast (in cooperation with JBV).


RISE SICS has conducted rail transportation research in capacity assessment, timetable optimization (in particular with LKAB and TRV), engine circuit optimization, maintenance scheduling, shunting, and data analysis. Recently, Trafikverket signed an agreement for the development of a new capacity planning system with RISE SICS research as a foundational pillar.


Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management (EUR) has much experience in decision support for optimizing transport processes. It has a close cooperation with NS, resulting in decision tools that support NS in its planning processes.


Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara AB (LKAB) is a research intensive industry, with a long history of collaboration with academia and high acceptance of new technologies in mining and minerals and supply chains. As an example, LKAB has installed a state-of-the-art Driver Advisory System in all their locomotives, as a result of research with Trafikverket.


Trafikverket, Swedish Transport Administration – the Swedish road and rail infrastructure manager, is among the leading actors in Europe regarding handling a flexible railway system for many actors in competition. The iron ore Line is in specific focus, since it is highly congested with several competing railway operators.


Jernbaneverket (Bane Nor), the Norwegian Railway Administration, is in the European lead for using research collaboration in order to enhance operational efficiency. Jernbaneverket is keen on expanding their previous experience to also include the Norwegian parts of the iron ore line, which is one of the most traffic dense lines in Norway.


Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal offers transport solutions involving the Samskip Multimodal Rail Terminal in Duisburg and various European hubs in e.g. Norway, Sweden, and the Netherlands. Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal has a strong market position by offering competitive synchromodal transport services.


SmartPort invests in knowledge development for ports in general and the port of Rotterdam in particular. SmartPort support the proposal with an in-cash contribution only, which EPSS requires to be attached to a consortium partner.