Port of Amsterdam launches online search engine that shows intermodal connections between 800 terminals in 45 countries

Press release
29-10-2015

Port of Amsterdam will launch the Port of Amsterdam Intermodal Planner on 29 October 2015. This digital transport planner provides current information on intermodal line connections via short sea, inland navigation, rail and road. The platform shows the range of transport possibilities available in Europe via the Amsterdam region. The related aim is to enable even more efficient and easy planning and to increase cargo flows through the Amsterdam port region.

The online planner shows the possible intermodal routes to virtually all locations in Europe. The planner consequently opens up the intermodal hinterland of the ports in the Amsterdam port region. The online search engine makes it possible to find intermodal services providers for transporting cargo between 800 terminals in 45 countries. The planner calculates the optimum route from more than 11,000 direct connections.

Always an intermodal connection

Port of Amsterdam has had a new function developed for the intermodal planner that integrates pre- or post-transport by road with rail, inland navigation and short sea. If a direct intermodal route is not found, the planner will show alternative routes with extended pre- of post-transport by road so that users can still find an intermodal connection.

Koen Overtoom, Port of Amsterdam Chief Operations Officer: ‘The competitiveness of ports is determined in part by the availability of good intermodal hinterland connections and the possibility to combine short sea, inland navigation, rail and road transport. This user-friendly digital transport planner provides very clear and transparent information on the transport possibilities and consequently makes a key contribution to fulfilling our aim of increasing cargo flows through the Amsterdam port region.’

Intermodal terminals

The fact that growth in the number of connections increases both the possibilities and the efficiency applies to every network. The Port of Amsterdam Intermodal Planner is available to assist logistics companies and planners and to promote transport services. A number of intermodal services providers are located in the Amsterdam port region. They include BCA/Ter Haak, Holland Cargo Terminal (HCT), VCK, SCS Multiport, Container Terminal Vrede, MEO and Container Terminal Beverwijk (CTB). The digital transport planner has been developed using input from these companies.

The Port of Amsterdam Intermodal Planner will be available online from today at intermodalplanner.portofamsterdam.com