Modal shift plan
The transition to water in 4 steps
Shifting flows of goods from road to water offers several advantages. For example, it has a positive impact on reducing CO2 emissions in the supply chain. In addition, supply chains become more predictable and reliability of deliveries increases. With the NPRC’s Modal Shift Plan, you can quickly identify promising transport flows and work towards a pilot project to gain more experience. How does this process work?
Step 1: Quick Scan
- What are the volumes of the various flows?
- What is the origin and destination of the goods?
- Over which distances will the cargo be transported?
- Is it possible to combine cargo flows?
- What is the possible impact of traffic jams?
- Will a driver shortage come into play?
- What is the impact of late delivery / low stock levels?
Step 2: Supply Chain Design
- The type of goods and the resulting transport requirements
- Suitable transhipment locations
- Lead times and route optimisation
- Vessel size to be used
- First & last mile trucking
- (Iron) stock
Step 3: Business Case Modal Shift
- Supply chain costs
- Terminal and transhipment costs
- First mile and last mile trucking
- Inland shipping costs
- Stock costs
- CO2 emissions
Step 4: Pilot Project
Download the Modal Shift plan PDF
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Supply Chain Engineer
Project Lead Modal Shift