BESTFACT Joint Cluster Workshop on Synchro-modal Best Practices

8th and 9th of October 2015

Picture: STC Group
RotterdamDate: 8th and 9th of October, 2015

Location: STC (Shipping and Transport College), Rotterdam

The final BESTFACT International Workshop was successfully held on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 of October 2015. The workshop was hosted together with STC (Shipping and Transport College) in Rotterdam.

This final International Cluster Workshop dealt with the top issues, such as multi-modal chains, last-mile operations, policy and consolidation and collaboration, bringing together well-known representatives from the private and public sector in the areas of:

  • Urban Freight
  • Green Logistics and Co-modality
  • e-Freight

The BESTFACT workshop collected, analysed and disseminated state-of-the-art practices and innovations in freight logistics, contributing to the European transport policy targets: improving performance, promoting competitiveness and decreasing the environmental impacts.

Furthermore the workshop presented the main targets and challenges in freight transport and logistics and other high priority aspects in the fields of infrastructure, technology and organisation. Finally, a technical visit to the Port of Rotterdam offered the opportunity to see the new Maasvlakte II terminal and surrounding area in Rotterdam.


Day 1: 8th of October 2015
Cluster workshop moderated by Marcel Huschebeck
Welcome speaches
Martin Quispel (STC-NESTRA) – Download
Arnaud Burgess (PANTEIA) – Download
Marcel Huschebeck (PTV Group) – Download

Introduction to Synchro-modal solutions

Best Practices in urban freight Europe: synchro-modal solutions and policy innovations
Jacques Leonardi (University of Westminster) – Download

How to achieve intermodal success
Hanneke Bruinsma (van Berkel Groep) – Download

Synchro-modal solutions in e-Freight
Frank Knoors (Logit One) – Download

Day 2: 9th of October 2015
Synchro-modal best practices
Urban Freight

Electrical city distribution: a ‘quick and easy’ solution?
Bert Roozendaal (Cargohopper) – Download

Impact of access restrictions on urban goods transport
Antoine Montenon (IFSTTAR) – Download

Living Lab Rotterdam
Richard van der Wulp (City of Rotterdam) – Download
Green Logistics & Co-modality

The orange juice by waterway
Sergio Ellero (Ellero Consultancy)

TruckTrain Developments & IT2
Phil Mortimer (TruckTrain Developments) – Download

Service-Dominant Business Models for Freight Transport The BASE/X Approach
Paul Grefen (TU Eindhoven) – Download

Impact of a freight shift
Guido Delfgaauw (Jan de Rijk) – Download

Fast forward in less than 10 seconds Innovation container transport innovation
Jeroen Bozuwa (Ecorys) – Download

PCS Lunaris a successful application of the LISy solution in the Port of Koper
Erik Cirkovic (ACTUAL Group) – Download