Green Ports

Defining strategies and measures to enhance the sustainability of ports

City Logistics. Analysing Last Mile Delivery Solutions for enhanced sustainable urban freight distribution in cities

Project HALLO Hubs for Last Mile Delivery Solutions · EIT Urban Mobility (European Commission)

Port Vision 2040. Evaluating the impact of new technologies on port logistics

Doctoral Research Support Grant · Port of Barcelona, Spain

Autonomous Vehicles. Adapting mobility management tools to autonomous vehicles

Doctoral Research Support Grant · Severo Ochoa Fellow Program

Machine Learning. Applying Machine Learning to urban mobility problems

Post-Doctoral Research Support Grant · Severo Ochoa Fellow Program

Economic Appraisal. Evaluation of public sector infrastructure investments using an inclusive Cost Benefit Analysis approach

SAIT Methodology · Department of Territory and Sustainability (Generalitat of Catalunya)

Working on an improved financing model for urban public transportation

Doctoral Research Support Grant · Metropolitan Transport Authority of Barcelona, Spain (ATM)


The Center for Innovation in Transport (CENIT) is a research group of the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE). CENIT was created in 2001 as a public consortium between the Government of Catalonia (Departament de Territori i Sostenibilitat) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-Barcelona Tech (UPC) to centralize expertise in transportation innovation. CENIT became a member of CIMNE in 2017.

CENIT has been consolidated at a local and national level to promote research on transportation and logistics and a think tank on the mobility issues currently influencing our society.

Our mission at CENIT is to build the next generation of solutions in global transport

Since its creation in 2001 CENIT has strived to provide cutting edge research and technology solutions to both the public and private sectors while providing thought leadership through contributions to scientific and academic journals as well as global events.

Our work areas are include Urban Mobility, Port logistics and Maritime Transport, and Transport Infrastructure Management with an emphasis on transport economics, operations research, travel behavior, sustainability, transport policy, demand analysis, and ICT.



CENIT leads Living Lab for CrowdSensing System in Barcelona

CENIT leads Living Lab for CrowdSensing System in Barcelona

Crowd management has taken on a renewed importance in our cities following the outbreak of Covid-19 in autumn 2019.  Along with important economic and social changes we have also seen our mobility and safety in urban spaces compromised.

Emerging trends define future role of Ports

Emerging trends define future role of Ports

In 1966, the first container liner service from the US to the Dutch city of Rotterdam started and with it we witnessed the birth of international container shipping.  The ensuing success of containerization not only changed the face of shipping, but also revolutionized world trade.