Avatar Logistics AB develops logistic solutions on the inland waterways. The company was founded in 2015 and is owned by the shipping companies, Erik Thun AB, Ahlmarks Lines AB and VT Group Ltd. Today Avatar Logistics operates in Lake Mälaren And Lake Vänern with focus in the cargo segments bulk, container, liquid fuels and recycling products. Avatar Logistics also are developing transport concepts for city distribution and building/construction logistics in Sweden. Avatar Logistics is a partner of the EMMA project that is funded by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020, which supports integrated territorial development and cooperation for a more innovative, better accessible and sustainable Baltic Sea region.
From a commercial point of view, inland waterway transport is in the very early phase in Sweden. Even though the technical framework for IWW-vessels has been in place since the end of the 2014, only a few initiatives or commercial pilots have been launched. In the Mälaren region, the EMMA project has identified several different initiatives and studies related to transport. By bringing knowledge and people together, EMMA has contributed to a dialogue with policy and regulatory bodies, industry, consultants and the region. In the Mälaren region, EMMA works like an ice-breaker that hopefully will enable IWW in commercially viable logistic businesses in the near future.
This information leaflet is presented in Swedish language to increase awareness and knowledge about inland lanivagation towards different stakeholder groups in Sweden.