Description of the project
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.