Projects and articles of Tim Breemersch
ResearcherTim Breemersch holds a Master in Applied Economics and obtained an additional Master in Environmental Science and Technology. He started his career as a Business analyst for DHL international and joined the team of Transport & Mobility Leuven in 2007. At TML, he specialized in the modelling and economic evaluation of transport and environmental policies. His research is oriented towards energy efficiency and the emissions of passenger and freight transport; both on a regional as well as on an international (European) level. Combining his economic and technical background, Tim has been engaged in projects assessing the impact of policy changes on the competitive position of different transport modes, with a specific focus on road (freight) transport on a macro level. On a micro level, Tim has been involved in several social cost benefit analyses of (transport)infrastructure. More recently Tim is especially active with analyses of freight transport.
Competitiveness of Short Sea Shipping
Analysis of the competitiveness of European Short Sea Shipping compared to road and rail transport
Spatial-economic-ecological model for the assessment of the Russian Federation's sustainability policies
A Study on Co-modality and Eco Driving Mobility
Data enrichment applied to detailed mobility data
Impact of New Road Infrastructure on CO2
The generative effects of new road transport infrastructure on greenhouse gas emissions, and the impact on Belgian climate policy.
Commercial Vehicle of the Future – IRU Working Group
Commercial vehicle of the future, operating on the infrastructure of the future to ensure efficiency gains, CO2 reduction and increased safety in road transport.
Effects of climate change on inland waterways and inland shipping competitiveness
Cost of Mobility
Cost analysis of driving a car and make proposals as to how the industry could best address these issues
Reducing greenhouse-gas emissions (GHG) of transport beyond 2020
Value Determination of a Local Development Fund in Dessel
Calculation of a compensation fund for discomfort caused by the construction of a nuclear waste facility in Dessel
Understanding the Second-Hand Car Market in the EU
Analysis of the pricing mechanisms and the trade patterns of second-hand cars and light commercial vehicles
European second-hand-car market analysis
LGV in the Road Transport Market
Light Goods Vehicles in the Road Transport Market of the European Union
Longer and Heavier Vehicles
Effects of adapting the rules on weight and dimensions of heavy commercial vehicles as established within Directive 96/53/EC
Review of a Study on Longer and Heavier Vehicles
We contribute to the peer review process of the study "The impact of Megatrucks"
European Transport Policy Information System: development and implementation of a data collection method for EU transport modelling
Road Pricing analysis of trucks in Flanders
Update and further development of transport model TREMOVE
ETS Flemish Ports
The implementation of international transport in the European emission trading scheme: 'completing modalities from the perspective of Flemish ports'
Effects of a Driving Restriction for Heavy Goods Vehicles on Sunday in the Walloon Region
Study of the economic, environmental and traffic effects in the Walloon region of a driving restriction for heavy goods vehicles on Sunday
Impact Assessment of Internalisation in Transport
Inventory of measures for internalising external costs in all modes of transport
Fleet, Market, and CO2 Emissions of Passenger Cars and Vans
Data gathering and analysis to improve the understanding of the fleet, market, and CO2 emissions of M2 and N2 category of vehicles.
Economic Effects of VAT on Passenger Transport
Effects of different VAT regimes in the 28 EU states on the passenger transport market
Development of a New Logistics Funding Scheme
Ex-ante analysis for the successor to the EC’s Marco Polo programme in freight logistics
Passenger Mobility and Road Traffic Statistics
European project on harmonized passenger road mobility statistics
An Integrated Approach Reducing Car CO2 Emissions
Non-vehicle technology related measures to reduce CO2 emissions
Level Playing Field for Freight Transport in Belgium
Effects of a continuation of the rail transport subsidy on freight markets and the level playing field for freight transport in Belgium
The Cost of Non-Schengen
The direct effects of disbanding the Schengen Area on road transport
The Bossuit-Kortrijk Canal
Upgrade of the Bossuit-Kortrijk canal for class Va ships.
Burden of Taxation on Transport
Case study analysis of the burden of taxation and charges on transport
Transport of persons with reduced mobility
Best practices guide on the carriage of persons with reduced mobility.
Greening Freight Transport in Indonesia
Support CO2 mitigation measures in freight transport in Java.
Elimination of boundaries for the clustering of cargo flows by rail
Mapping of the physical and organisational boundaries of cargo flows by rail in Flanders, and analysis of a possible subsidy.
Heavy Goods Vehicles and CO2
Technical possibilities and costs of reducing CO2 emissions of trucks.
Optimisation rail Gent-Terneuzen
A prognoses of the transport volumes by rail (up til 2030) in the harbours of Terneuzen and Gent, and a SCBA.
Planning study "De Bieshoek"
TML was responsible for the analysis of the mobility aspects and conducted a quick scan Social Cost-Benefit Analysis for this project.
Energy costs, taxes and the impact of government interventions on investments
Shifting from Labour Taxation to Road Pricing
Effects of potential scenarios for greener fiscal policy, more specifically through road pricing for passenger cars
Coordination of research and innovation in the framework of CIVITAS 2020.
Impact of the 1st mobility package on European Road Freight Transport
Analysis of the impact of the 1st mobility package on European Road Freight Transport, with special focus on peripheral countries
TREMOVE training for Duke University of North Carolina
Bodies and Trailers CO2 emissions
How to adjust the EC-emission tool to include custom trailers and bodies?
Preparatory research on decarbonising the Belgian maritime sector
The maritime shipping sector is responsible for the highest CO2 emissions in Belgian waters. Decarbonising this sector requires many technical and operational measures. TML carried out a preparatory study.
Aeroflex supports vehicle manufacturers to meet the coming challenges and increase efficiency for road freight transport.
Monitoring instrument of Flemish transport nodes
Exploratory study towards an instrument for quantitative analysis of mobility within the Flemish transport nodes
Impact of Transport Infrastructure on the International Competitiveness of Europe
New TREMOVE Baseline
Development of a new TREMOVE baseline for the impact assessment of the EC White Paper on transport
Optimizing Passenger Transport Information to Materialize Insights for Sustainable Mobility