Around the city of Amsterdam, in the area known as the Metropolitan Amsterdam Area (MRA), traffic is jammed at rush hours. The Dutch government, industry community and regional and local government agencies wanted to reduce the congestion problems in the area, resulting in the project “Better Use of Infrastructure”. The objective was to reduce traffic congestion at rush hour by 10 per cent.
Commissioned by Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (RWS) of West-Nederland North and the “Better Use Follow up MRA Program”, Royal HaskoningDHV Senior Manager Hans Vermij was appointed the modality broker Logistics: Transport over water in the MRA from 2016 to May 2018.
The modality broker matched transport demand with supply in multimodal transport in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Region (MRA).
Hans was responsible for the following four projects:
By tackling the busiest routes such as the Ring A10 Expressway, the gains have been significant for all parties. The implemented projects led to an average yearly reduction of 18,000 truck journeys in the MRA area. Accessibility, traffic flow and quality of life in and around the city have all benefited from the measures. By applying smart logistics, companies optimize inbound and outbound freight movements, resulting in fewer truck journeys. Reductions will reach approximately 35,000 truck movements once the municipality of Amsterdam, AEB and HVC permanently implement inland waterway transport in waste operations.