Strategic study inland barging

Overview the Netherlands

Project description

The Port of Rotterdam considers inland barging to be one of its major assets in the competitive container market in the Hamburg-Le Havre range. During the past decade the hinterland transport of containers has been subject to a significant modal shift from trucking to inland barging.

The resulting barge volume might offer possibilities for efficiency increase if suitable co-operation concepts between inland barge operators can be developed and implemented. The Port of Rotterdam commissioned a study to develop a number of co-operation concepts and select an optimal concept to guide the Port of Rotterdam in its policy for container barge improvement.

PCR services provided

  • Project management.
  • Development of co-operation concepts.
  • Selection of the optimal concept.