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Transport modalities

Using the right transport modality in the different parts of the transportation chain remains an important focus point for many companies and governments. Influencing modal split is an integral element in transport policies on an international and national level. The European Union has developed policies aiming at comodality. National and local governments are aiming on what we currently call synchromodal transport. Ports are aiming changing the modal split towards short sea, barge and rail transport.

Next to making use of several modalities on one route, the different modalities also have their own issues. The barge sector has to become more professional, rail transportation still has a lot of missing links and road transportation has a negative image. Issues such as transportation with larger vehicles and/or safety, customs, ICT in transport are further assessed in this segment.

Our added value

We have specialists for all modalities which are able to execute feasibility studies, calculate business cases and can assist with the development of new intermodal services. We can also assist regions with the spatial integration of new intermodal facilities. We maintain intensive contacts with the European Union, departments, regional governments, municipalities and organisation that represent the different modalities. We have unique knowledge of international investment strategies and the global transport chains of large multinationals which form the basis of the demand for new intermodal services and concepts.

Sample activities

  • Feasibility studies
  • Business case calculations
  • Development of a plan of action intermodal transportation

Track record transport modalities

  • BCT Bosche Container Terminal: Strategic alliance BCT - Heineken
  • BCTN, HUPAC and RSC Rotterdam: Business plan railterminal Valburg
  • City of Lanaken – Belgium: Feasibility study rail terminal
  • DAR: Container terminal Aqaba – Jordanië
  • Ministry of Infrastructure – NL, B, Lux. and France: Action plan rail freight corridor Rotterdam-Lyon
  • Netherlands Petroleum Industry Association: support rail transport of dangerous goods
  • Port of Moerdijk: Business case Rail Service Center Moerdijk
  • Versteijnen Group of Logistic: Business development Railport Brabant


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