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.

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.

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.


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.