Multimodal transport via road, water and rail. How do you move international freight from road to rail and water?
Traditionally, frequent use has always been made – often unnecessarily - of individual and exclusive road transport for the purpose of inflow and outflow of goods between Brabant, North Sea ports and European hinterland locations. The necessary economic and societal benefits are not achieved with this type of operations. Congested roads, shortage of qualified drivers, parking problems alongside roads and in industrial estates, safety and upcoming climate targets are confronting the classic road transport system with growing problems and challenges.
Companies in transport, industry and trade, but also markets and societies, are increasingly demanding cooperation and innovation for future-proof transport. Transport in which perfect availability, scale of cooperation, sustainability and mobility go hand in hand.
Joint Corridors (transport via road, water and rail) go from Brabant to various destinations in Europe, always looking for the fastest route. Together with students, research is being conducted with several stakeholders into the continued development of the joint corridors. Just think of block-chain applications and the development of digital consignment notes.