Transport Challenge

Transport plays an important role in raising prosperity. We want to contribute to the health and safety of people on the move through efficient transport systems and clever traffic management, while reducing the negative impact of emissions. This requires a meeting of minds. We have clear views, ideas and knowledge to share. We’d love to hear yours and invite you to share them with us here.

Post construction northern view including a pedestrian bridge | Royal HaskoningDHV

Main Road P577 – a new route to economic and social prosperity

Transport 4 Aug 2017

The creation of a new road crossing the river and making its way up Durban’s KwaDabeka Valley has stimulated economic prosperity and social empowerment in South Africa where the government is committed to alleviating the challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality.

Ship Harmony of the Seas in Rotterdam | Royal HaskoningDHV

Cold Ironing: The route to cleaner cruise liners?

Transport 28 Jun 2017

Reducing emissions is a critical factor in the success of ports around the globe. And Cold Ironing – the connection of ships to the local power grid while berthed in port – is just one solution that could help make ports more environmentally friendly.

Cycling path | Royal HaskoningDHV

Three strategies to transform London into a cycle-oriented city with less pollution

Transport 15 Jun 2017

With heaving rush hour traffic, congested roads and public transport bursting at the seams, it is no wonder it takes just five days for London to reach its annual air pollution limit.


The future for urban mobility in South Africa

Transport 11 Apr 2017

A range of transport infrastructure must be available in our cities in order to make areas accessible, attract investments and people, to generate social cohesion and economic growth in our cities.

Connection of an aircraft to a Pre-Conditioned Air (PCA) system | Royal HaskoningDHV |

Intelligent Clean Apron Concept – a new way to lower the cost and environmental impact of airports?

Transport 14 Nov 2016

The aviation industry has undergone a huge shift towards becoming greener, and a part of this change is the increasing use of pre-conditioned air (PCA). How can we adopt more technologically advanced alternatives into our airports, helping keep both costs and our impact on the environment to a minimum?


Hlambanyathi access road - a tale of social and economic empowerment

Transport 9 Nov 2016

Social integration is an important part of the South African Government’s strategy to fight the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. The Government is committed to eradicating poverty by creating opportunities where the underprivileged become involved in infrastructure delivery.

Palmtrees in storm | RoyalHaskoningDHV

Taking a proactive approach to climate resilience

Transport 18 Oct 2016

For some time, the topic of climate change in the aviation industry has focused on the reduction of emissions. But we are seeing the discussion shift towards a second train of thought and one increasingly important question: how do we strengthen airports to cope with risks associated with climate change?

Airport | Royal HaskoningDHV

Future-proofing your airside systems

Transport 16 Sep 2016

As developments continue to shift from static to ‘intelligent’ systems that respond to the capacity needs of the individual airport, the key question is: How should airport operators best adopt these new technologies in order to plan most effectively for the future?

Schiphol Airport | Royal HaskoningDHV

5 Checkpoints for optimal systems replacement produce big cost savings, part II: Schiphol Airport

Transport 9 Jun 2016

In this blog we describe the project ‘replacement of the monitoring and control system for the runway and taxiway lighting systems’ at Schiphol Airport in which 5 checkpoints were very valuable.


Master Planning for Airport Cities: the factors of success

Transport 1 Jun 2016

Airports are much more than aviation infrastructures. They have become multi-modal, multifunctional enterprises generating considerable commercial development within and well beyond their boundaries. Airport regions are developed as a ‘brand image’ also attracting non-airport linked business.


Incident recovery: the investment dilemma

Transport 18 May 2016

The biggest threat to that is a major disaster, whether through natural events such as an earthquake or a terrorist incident as we saw recently in Brussels. A great deal rests on an airport’s ability to either continue to operate or get back up and running as soon as possible.


Why technical understanding is essential in political policymaking

Transport 13 Apr 2016

Public policy is crucial in determining how people and businesses interact with each other and the world we live in. The focus is on ethics and sustainability, for the good of the world. It is vital that technological skill and insights are a fundamental part of climate change implementations


The future of the passenger journey

Transport 6 Apr 2016

It was interesting to hear about some of the latest developments at Passenger Terminal Expo 2016 in Cologne at the end of last month. Here, I’d like to share just five points which showcase how the industry is moving to ensure that the passenger experience is continually being improved.


Five futures for the global aviation industry

Transport 18 Mar 2016

Last week, I attended the ACI 8th Annual Airport Economics & Finance conference where experts came together to explore best practice in airport investment, financial management and economic sustainability.


A tailored approach to asset management: when is outsourcing right for you

Transport 15 Dec 2015

We constantly rely on a whole range of assets which enable our day-to-day lives - whether that’s the bridge you drive over on your way to work, the railway tracks that enable your commute, or the pipes and wider water system that delivers fresh water to your home.

Schiphol Airport | Royal HaskoningDHV

5 checkpoints for optimal systems replacement produce big cost savings

Transport 19 Nov 2015

Automation systems for industrial control and monitoring purposes generally need to be replaced after around 15 to 20 years. By that time, spare parts are no longer available and software platforms are no longer supported and sufficiently secured.


Where have all the big ports gone

Transport 24 Jun 2015

We have seen massive changes in the global economy affecting the distribution and volume of port markets in the UK, as well as changes to the regulatory framework and to the individuals in many of the organisations at the front line of water’s edge development.


High-speed innovation for the chemicals industry

Transport 11 Jun 2015

Europe’s chemical industry is coming under increasing pressure from countries outside of the Euro Zone as it tries to adapt to the changing market demands.


EIAs and International ESIAs in Former Soviet Union Countries

Transport 21 May 2015

One of the challenges for environmental specialists of the ex-Former Soviet Union countries (ex-FSU) is looking at the EIA/ESIA process from both the international and National requirements point of view.


Asset Management – what’s in it for me?

Transport 25 Mar 2015

One of the basic elements or objectives of asset management is to make the strategic goals of the organization specific, transparent and understandable so that everyone can contribute to their overall success.


PAS55 vs. ISO 55000

Transport 17 Jan 2015

In asset intensive organisations around the world, good asset management practices have evolved from many sources, converging over the last 30 years to international accord.


The view from seat 21C

Transport 23 Dec 2014

If we’re to continue to build a sustainable industry, there are a few things that need to happen next year.


Innovation: where reality matches rhetoric

Transport 10 Feb 2014

Google the word ‘innovation’ and you’ll get 117 billion returns from a mix of different service, private, and public sector organisations all staking their claim to innovation.