Analysis of the Flemish multimodal nodes

For the existing multimodal nodes for freight transport in the Flemish hinterland, we analyse the main bottlenecks that hinder their further development in consultation with a broad group of stakeholders. For a selection of nodes, we elaborate this in concrete policy recommendations in the form of a step-by-step plan.

The objective of this public contract is twofold. In a first phase, we must map out all relevant bottlenecks in Flanders, related to the development and/or use of existing or (further) to be realised multimodal nodes. In a next phase, based on the results from the first phase, we formulate policy recommendations for eliminating the bottlenecks.

The end product of the project is a concrete step-by-step plan with policy recommendations for solving the main bottlenecks at the infrastructural and organisational level.

First, we map out the main bottlenecks in consultation with stakeholders from the sector (transporters, shippers, infrastructure managers, local authorities, ports, etc.). We then make a selection of a number of relevant nodes, starting from a long list from an earlier project commissioned by the Flemish Government. We then study the situation in detail for each selected node and work out a step-by-step plan of concrete recommendations to improve the functioning of each node.

In an equal partnership with TRI-VIZOR, TML cooperates along every step of the way based on its typical background in quantitative methods and transport economic analysis.

We plan to deliver the study's report at the beginning of the third quarter of 2021.




Flemish Government, Department of Mobility and Public Works, Policy Division



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Sebastiaan Boschmans
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