The Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Urban Freight Systems at the University of Melbourne is supported by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundation. The Centre focuses on conducting multi-disciplinary research and training on urban freight systems.
The Centre provides a knowledge base that is used to support the development of advice required for policy and decision making for the planning and managing urban freight systems. This practical information is used to increase the quality of life, economic efficiency and ecological sustainability of urban freight systems.
Local industry partners of the Centre are the City of Melbourne; Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure; National Transport Commission; Roads Australia; Truck Industry Association of Australia; and VicRoads.