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.

Do you really know the status of your airport’s IT systems?

Transport 2 Dec 2019

When we talk about IT systems in airports today, we’re not just talking about a piece of the puzzle, responsible for part of an airport’s workings; we’re really talking about the entire operation.


5 Things we learned at PTI smart digital ports of the future

Transport 21 Nov 2019

What is the port industry doing to become smarter? And, how can this process be sped up? As port technology continues to improve, data must be made more accessible in both format and availability. Greater industry sharing must become the norm. So too, the creation of opportunities for data specialists within the industry.


5 questions to ask at PTI smart digital ports of the future

Transport 11 Oct 2019

How can technology really help my port? Every port today should be focusing on its strategy to become smarter, but you must decipher which elements will translate to real operational benefits for your port. Ahead of the PTI: Smart Digital Ports of the Future event taking place in Rotterdam, we outline five key questions you should be asking at the event.


5 Questions to ask at Pacific 2019

Transport 2 Oct 2019

What does ‘smart’ really mean for your shipyard? The importance lies in understanding your individual yard’s unique context, challenges and priorities. It’s not a one size fits all! Ahead of Pacific 2019 taking place in Sydney, Australia, we outline five key questions you should be asking at the event.


4 Things we observed at DSEI 2019

Transport 1 Oct 2019

Earlier this month we visited DSEI 2019, the world-leading defence and security event, together with our colleagues at First Marine International. We were struck by the increased appetite for naval shipyards worldwide to improve their performance by using the services and technology we provide, and yet there was also a clear desire to be measured and thorough in driving change.


How smart is your port?

Transport 9 Jul 2019

It’s no secret that some aspects of port and terminal operations remain anchored firmly in the past. Many ports are developing comprehensive Smart Port strategies to help improve operations, embrace new technology and ultimately deliver better against their business strategies. But many don’t know where to start.


5 Things we learned at TOC Europe

Transport 27 Jun 2019

From smarter master planning to the advance of 5G, the opportunities for port and terminal operators to embrace new technologies are huge. As we reflect on the latest developments discussed at TOC Europe 2019, here are five key things we’re taking away from the event.


5 Questions you need to ask at TOC Europe

Transport 3 Jun 2019

Productivity, data analysis, return on investment – these are all day-to-day concerns for port and terminal operators. But what effect could investing in smart port technologies have on operations?


5 Things we learned at CTAC19

Transport 17 May 2019

There is little doubt that the steady introduction of terminal automation is having an effect on ports and terminals around the world. Following the recent CTAC 2019 conference in London, in this brief blog, we take a look at 5 of the most important developments.

View of town development on southern shore | Royal HaskoningDHV

Award winning bridge unlocks the future for a rural South African town

Transport 14 Aug 2018

A new bridge in rural South Africa has won a regional engineering award for technical excellence. We spoke to Mandla Biyela, Transport and Planning Director for Kwa Zulu Natal in South Africa, to learn more about how this project is helping to change the lives of people in the region.


Smart Ports – The Future for the Shipping Industry

Transport 8 May 2018

Ports are now applying technologies never used in the maritime industry before. Predictive maintenance, 3D modelling and digital data collection mean that can perform digital simulations and scenario testing, saving time and money and aiding decision making.


Royal HaskoningDHV joins buildingSMART International to lead the charge for Better Information Management

Transport 29 Mar 2018

It’s not going to be long before all assets in the built environment have a digital twin. It may sound futuristic, but Royal HaskoningDHV is contributing to that vision, today.

Dock and lock gate | Royal HaskoningDHV

The need for speed: creating fast opening, large dry dock gates

Transport 11 Jan 2018

The increase in ship size for global freight makes perfect economic sense but the infrastructure that supports this rise needs to keep pace for shipyards to remain efficient and responsive.


New EIA Regulations - what has really changed?

Transport 21 Nov 2017

On the 16th May 2017, the UK EIA Regulations came into force, transposing the requirements of EIA Directive amendment 2014/52/EU (the ‘new' EIA Directive) into nearly two dozen separate EIA regulations across the UK.


Improving energy efficiency for port operators under pressure

Transport 6 Oct 2017

Many port operators are seeing a shift in their energy systems from the use of fossil fuels to renewable sources. The impact of this energy transition could be huge unless we identify specific areas where efficiencies could be seen. One such area is the use of Rubber Tyre Gantry (RTG) cranes, where Royal HaskoningDHV has been involved in an innovative pilot project.

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.