Transshipment network, Port of Brussels
The Port of Brussels wants to promote city distribution by transport over water. In the center of Brussels, little space for new developments is available. The Port of Brussels demonstrates that port activities and other urban activities can be combined. The port decided to focus on creating a network of transshipment platforms along the waterway, for city distribution activities. Two larger platforms (hubs) have to be created in the center and in the south and should be connected through a chain of smaller transshipment platforms. The network will respond to the task of little available space and also contribute to the minimization of the transport effort in the last mile. The transport of goods from and to the hubs and the smaller transshipment platforms can be done with the innovative concept of a freight catamaran.